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Fresh sushi from the sea
Sushi Haven of Ibaraki, Nakaminato

Nakaminato (那珂湊) is well-known for its fresh seafood and serves as a hub for the sushi-goers in Ibaraki. A wharf extends to the sea for the ferrying ships to anchor close to the cement platform. The fishes brought onshore are transported directly to the fish market, just a few feet away. Sights of haggling customers walking around freely in the fish market and bargaining for a good price is something you don’t get to see often in Japan. What’s even more interesting is the fact that the sushi restaurants by the sea have a well hidden secret that no outsiders know of. News about illegal whaling activity carried out by… Read More