Day 2: Lake Akkeshi – Oysters, Shrimps, and Discovery

Today it was raining pretty hard, and we were scheduled to go to Lake Akkeshi for a boat ride – unfortunately, due to the weather, we weren’t able to go but we made the best out of the situation and the day ended on a positive note with new memories made.

We first went to Mr. Nakajima’s oyster farm where we had a short lecture on the various types of oysters and have a “behind the scenes” experience in the seafood business; in fact, we were even taught how to open an oyster using a blunt knife and how to eat it raw and fresh! The opening of the oyster was challenging, but the reward lies inside its shell.

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Afterwards, we headed for the shrimp farm of Mr. Takada and had another short lecture. We were all pleasantly surprised to have been served fresh – just caught earlier that day – shrimp! It tasted so refreshing and delicious, everyone couldn’t stop eating.

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We retired for lunch back at the inn and headed for the Akkeshi Waterfowl Observation Center and had an interactive time exploring the observation center.

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Overall, it was a pleasant day with new knowledge obtained and new memories made.

(We even had ice cream afterwards!)

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