Mihara’s coastal inland sea is particularly suitable habitat for octopus
and is also one of the leading places in the Seto Inland Sea and in Hiroshima prefecture for Octopus.
In the fishing grounds inherited by the hereditary system,traditional
“Octopus tsubo pot fishing” is still performed.
At restaurants in Mihara city,
you can enjoy octopus in a variety of different dishes such as course dinner,
western style or in single dishes such as
Okonomiyaki or Takoyaki which is a ball shaped Japanese snack.
In addition, there are plenty of souvenirs to bring home such as octopus meals,
dried octopus and octopus Rakuten.