Miyako Pacific Cod Festival

An opportunity to try this fish in various ways

Sun
Jan 23rd
Venue: Miyako City Fish Market When: Sunday - Jan 23rd 2022

White, flaky codfish is one of the world's most popular fishes to eat, thanks to its mild flavor and versatility in a range of dishes. The Miyako Pacific Codfish Festival celebrates this, and the Miyako City Fish Market will be filled with a variety of gourmet food stalls selling cod-inspired dishes such as cod soup.

Up until the end of January, 26 restaurants in Miyako City, Yamada Town, and Iwaizumi Town will also be serving up meals with cod as the primary ingredient, including the likes of crispy battered fish and chips and fried codfish curry. The full list of restaurants participating in this additional event can be found here (in Japanese).

Codfish will feature in a variety of dishes, including crispy fish and chips
Codfish will feature in a variety of dishes, including crispy fish and chips (Photo: 自然にときめくリゾート 休暇村)

Getting there

The Miyako City Fish Market is located around 7 minutes by taxi - or approximately 30 minutes on foot - from Miyako Station, which is served by the JR Yamada Line and the Sanriku Railway's Rias Line.

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Justin Velgus 2 weeks ago
Oh my cod! The Sanriku coast really does have the best seafood in Japan. Everyone says theirs is the best, but you can taste the difference when its fresh!
Elena Lisina 3 weeks ago
WOW! Impressive size of a codfish! Fish and sea products is my favorite food. :P