Hello, this is _hiroyuki.ta. This time, I went on a gourmet tour in Chiba Prefecture.
Chiba Prefecture is famous for its abundance of seafood.
This time, I rode my beloved Harley-Davidson FLSB Sports Glide to a restaurant called Fisherman’s Cuisine Kanaya in Futtsu City, Chiba Prefecture.
Kanaya Fisherman’s Restaurant is a restaurant located at the gateway to Tokyo Bay that serves live seafood cuisine using fresh fish delivered directly from the fishing port, as its catchphrase suggests.
On a clear day, it is also a spectacular spot where you can see Mt. Fuji, Oshima, and the Miura Peninsula. This time, I would like to introduce what kind of food I ate at Fisherman’s Cuisine Kanaya, and what kind of journey I took there.
Departure point: Central Tokyo
Our starting point this time is Nihonbashi. From Nihonbashi, cross the Sumida River Ohashi Bridge and enter Koto Ward. In Koto Ward, take Shuto Expressway No. 9 Fukagawa Line towards Haneda.
Shuto Expressway No. 9 Fukagawa Line is an expressway where you can enjoy the scenery of Tokyo Bay. The view of Rainbow Bridge and Odaiba is especially impressive. From Shuto Expressway No. 9 Fukagawa Line, transfer to Shuto Expressway Wangan Line and proceed towards Kisarazu.
The Shuto Expressway Wangan Line connects with the Tokyo Bay Aqua Line and the Tateyama Expressway. The Tokyo Bay Aqua Line is a road that crosses Tokyo Bay and consists of an approximately 15 km long undersea tunnel and a approximately 10 km long bridge. Near the exit of the undersea tunnel, there is a service area called Umihotaru. At Umihotaru, you can enjoy spectacular views of Mt. Fuji and the Sky Tree seen from the sea, as well as souvenirs and gourmet food.
I also took a break at Umihotaru. From Umihotaru, take the Tateyama Expressway towards Tateyama. Tateyama Expressway is an expressway that runs through the southern part of the Boso Peninsula. The Boso Peninsula is a place rich in nature with beautiful beaches and mountains.
From the Tateyama Expressway, exit at Futtsu Takeoka IC and take Prefectural Route 91. From Prefectural Route 91, take National Route 127 towards Kanaya.
Destination: Fisherman’s Cuisine
As I was driving along National Route 127, I saw my destination, Fisherman’s Restaurant Kanaya. Fisherman’s Restaurant Kanaya is a large building located along National Route 127. In front of the store, there is a large signboard and a fish object. The sea stretches out next to the store. I parked my bike in the bike parking lot in front of the store. Motorcycle parking is available free of charge. From the motorcycle parking lot, go down the stairs to the store entrance. At the entrance of the store, there is a noren curtain with the Fisherman’s Restaurant Kanaya logo on it. I stepped through the noren and entered the store.
Meal at Fisherman’s Cuisine Kanaya
When you enter the store, the first thing that catches your eye is the fish tank. Colorful fish are swimming in the fish tank. The fish taken out of the tank will be prepared and cooked on the spot. I sat at the counter. From the counter seats, you can see the fish tanks and the kitchen. Looking at the menu, there are about 150 different dishes. The menu is packed with fish dishes such as seafood bowls, tempura, grilled fish, and boiled fish. There are also menu items that you can’t find at other restaurants. For example, we have an original menu using seaweed Kajime. Kajime is fermented seaweed and is a specialty of Chiba Prefecture. Kajime has a sour and salty taste and eliminates the smell of fish. I was interested in the menu using Kajime. I ordered the Kaihodon (3,850 yen) menu.
It was a luxurious bowl full of fresh fish such as crab, shrimp, abalone, and red sea bream, making it a very satisfying dish.