A Heritage of Salmon

–A Journey of Ten Thousand Years in the Nemuro Strait–

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Nemuro Strait salmon have appealed to people throughout the ages.
The livelihoods of the people, and repeated intercultural clashes and interactions that have continued for 10,000 years.
The history of this land is woven around the abundant natural resource that is salmon.
The locally caught salmon were presented to the shogun families as an Edo-period brand.
At the end of the Edo period, one Aizu clan retainer focused his attention on this resource and nurtured the bud of the fishing industry.
That bud grew into a key industry currently linked to dinner tables throughout the whole of Japan.
Hokkaido’s most easterly land, the Nemuro Strait coast.
Here is the history and culture of the people who have laughed with salmon and cried with salmon – a Heritage of Salmon overflowing with pride.

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Constituent cultural properties that tell of A Heritage of Salmon

See, learn about and enjoy A Heritage of Salmon

A base for learning about A Heritage of Salmon

The food brand that gave birth to the 10,000-year story

Activity reservations

Shibetsu Prehistoric Sites guided tour

2 hours 30 min  2,500 yen

Po River canoeing tour

2 hours 6,000 yen