Yoichi Fishing Port Walking Tour

Yoichi is a harbor town in western Hokkaido, famous for shrimp, sea urchin, and other seafood. If you stay in a hotel in the area, you’ll likely get to enjoy the fresh seafood as part of your meal. But have you ever seen how the seafood is hauled and distributed at the fishing ports? In this tour, you’ll get to visit a fishing port with Yoshida-san, a former fishing industry instructor who will tell you all about Hokkaido’s fishing industry as well as the work and equipment of the local fishermen.
Note: Explanations during the tour will be in Japanese.

Get to see the fishing boats anchored at the harbor. The tour guide Yoshida-san has worked in ports all over Hokkaido and will tell you all about the local fishing industry.

The Yoichi wholesale fish market is normally closed to the public, but you can get special access through this tour. You might see the fish auction if you visit in the early morning. You’ll also see the fishermen packing the sold seafood into boxes.

A box of freshly caught “amaebi” shrimp, a Yoichi specialty.

Yoshida-san will also take you to a spot with a great view of the blue ocean and the mountain cliffs in the background.

Note: All images are for illustration purposes only. Your actual experience may vary.


9:30 Meetup at Yoichi Fisheries Cooperative Association parking lot

Yoichi Fishing Port walking tour


Tour finish

Tour name Yoichi Fishing Port Walking Tour
Available period Early April to early November 2024
Time 9:30-11:00 (1 hour 30 minutes)
Participants Minimum 1 person, maximum 10 persons
Fee 1 person: ¥6,000 per person
2 persons: ¥3,000 per person
3 persons: ¥2,000 per person
4-10 persons: ¥1,500 per person
Guide fee
Not included Transportation to and from the venue
Things to bring Comfortable clothes and shoes for walking
In spring or autumn: jacket or coat
Meetup Location

Yoichi Fisheries Cooperative Association parking lot
Address: Minatomachi 148, Yoichi-cho, Yoichi-gun, Hokkaido
Access: From the Shiribeshi Expressway, exit at Yoichi IC then take National Route 5 and National Route 229 westward for around 7 kilometers.
Mapcode: 164 753 010*65
Notes ・Please reserve at least 3 days in advance.
・Explanations of the tour guide will be in Japanese.
・Walking course may be changed according to the health condition of the participants.
・The tour may be changed or cancelled due to weather or other circumstances beyond our control.

Cancellation Fee:
・2 or more days before the tour date: full refund
・1 day before the tour date: 40% of the tour fare
・On the day of the tour prior to the start time: 50% of the tour fare
・No show: 100% of the tour fare