photos by Koichi Matsuda

photos by Koichi Matsuda

Step into the unknown and taste the overlooked flavors of

Hidden Hokkaido.

The second annual Mikaku Ichi “taste of the market“ festival will be held September 23rd in the Iwanai port. The festivities begin at 10:00 am and end around 2:00 pm. The first 600 guests will receive some free seafood treats. This event is a fantastic way to enjoy local seafood, mingle with the locals, take in a stunning view of the town and surrounding mountains and enjoy a bit of Hokkaido Autumn atmosphere.

Inside an old warehouse in the port, you can find various seafood being auctioned off, live performances and other entertainment throughout the day. 

For only ¥3,000, you will be supplied with a bbq set and a platter of assorted seafood all caught locally. Have a few beers and taste what Iwanai has to offer, don't miss this delicious excuse to visit Iwanai.

Hope to see you there!