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03 2012

Touring Inatori 2/2

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Inatori is a fishing village famed for alfonsino known for as high-quality fish. The fishes landed at this small Inatori Port are traded at a higher price than those from the other ports in Izu and Chiba Prefecture. It’s very pricey if you have alfonsino from Inatori at a fancy Japanese-style restaurant in Tokyo.

An early-morning market is held at the port every weekend, but we were too late for it.

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My friend bought alfonsino fillet at Tokuzou-maru, a fish product shop and restaurant, which is inch away from the port.

Tatami-ishi, a Japanese-style confection store where the large stone stands in front of it is also close to the port. East Izu is famous for good stone, and in Edo period, the stones of this size called Shumi-ishi were quarried and conveyed in a boat to Edo (present day Tokyo) for castellation.

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The confection store makes sweet named Shumi-ishi decorated with the stone. The interesting thing is that the store only opens during the hanging dolls events (about 70 days) and only sells that sweet.

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We stopped at a café named Shigure that operates in a part of a neighboring house. I had Anmitsu (sweet bean paste parfait).

Naturally, the final destination is a hot spring. There are many hot spring inns along the coast in Inatori. We took a dip in the outside bathtub with the sea view at one of inns.

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We enjoyed a relaxing soak and left for home. Fin

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