Hachiman kamado The ocean cabin of the sea ladies

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About The Facility

In the ocean cabin Hachiman kamabo, while listening to the talk of the sea ladies who take the seafood in the ocean cabin near the fishing ground, enjoy the seafood by homemade charcoal-grilled.

We provide you enjoy fun sea lady culture, such as sea ladies clothes experience and local sound dance of sea ladies. In addition, we are actively working on universal tourism, as a response to foreign tourists, English menu, HP, free-wifi, all credit card acceptance.

The whole building is barrier free, the installation of a wheelchair restroom, and a male and female cleanup facility and a worship room for Muslims are established.

From April 2017, we started free transportation of Welfare Vehicle Bus with Electric Wheelchair Elevator from parking lot in front of Toba station, Kintetsu Line, and we are working on disabled people, elderly people, infants and overseas FIT friendly hospitality.

How We Work

Among the Ise Shima, there are the most number of Osetsu sea ladies in Japan.Only with the sea of fishing grounds and fertility, it is possible to maintain that number of sea ladies.

Even now a lot of sea ladies get in the Ise Shima with high quality abalone, sazae, sea urchin, sea cucumber, seaweed etc. by skin diving, they are shipped to local inns, high grade restaurant in Kansai, Kanto and so on.

In particular, "Abalone from Ise Shima", a favorite of Amaterasu Ogami, is the highest grade of seafood. We sell “Ise Noshi”, the bag made by Noshi Abalone at Ise, Toba, Nagoya, Tokyo. Noshi is a decoration of folded red and white paper for gifts.

Also we design and manufacture charms of Myojin Shrine and Tokyo Shrine.

Contents of the Tour

1. Tour Type:

  • The the sea ladies cabin cooking experience

2. Tour Contents:Tea time listening to the active sea ladies' story, the sea ladies cabin cooking experience, the sea ladies clothes experience.

  • Itinerary:

    • The sea lady cuisine

    • Talk about fishing from sea and woman

    • Experience of sea ladies clothes

    • Dancing of sea ladies (Osetsu sound heading)

    • Commemorative photography

  • Option: Depending on the season, there are courses of Shrimp Ise, Abalone and Oyster

3. Acceptance Conditions:

  • Complete reservation system

  • Number of visitors: Up to 110 people

4. Access:

  • 30 minutes from Ise IC. Free shuttle bus service from Kintetsu Toba Ekimae parking lot.

5. Nearby Tourist Spots:

  • Myojin Shrine

  • shigami that one woman's wish will come true

  • Mikimoto Pearl Island

  • Toba Aquarium

  • Toba Ichibancho

Hachiman Kamado The ocean cabinnof the sea ladies  Hachiman Kamado The ocean cabinnof the sea ladies

Visit Us

For Ise travel, experiences in the sea ladies cabin are necessary.

You can enjoy the freshest seafood of Ise Shima and interact with a cheerful sea ladies in this cabin.

We received a favorable reception by using the ocean cabin experience in various scenes such as entertainment, graduation trip, celebration of the 60th birthday ceremony, a welcome festival and so on.

Please add the experience of the sea ladies cabin to the memorial of Ise.

The number of overseas customers is also increasing, and in addition to Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, a package tour, incentive and pharm from the US, France, Germany etc. And FIT visits are also increasing by holding the Ise Shima Summit last year.


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Hachiman kamado The ocean cabin of the sea ladies
Where We Are
1094, Osatsucho, Toba-shi, Mie, 517-0032, Japan
Facility Owner Profile
Facility Owner Name
Hyokitiya Lmd.
Facility Owner Entity
Private Company
〒517-0032, 1094, Osatsucho, Toba-shi, Mie, 517-0032, Japan
Capital Amount
$ 50,000
Main Business
Restaurant industry, Award goods design manufacturing industry, Speciality priducts manufacturing industry
31 (2017/04)
Tel: 0599-33-61415
Fax: 0599-33-7407
Accepted Languages
  • Japanese
  • English

Ama Culture

Traditional Artifact & Local Speciality > Local Speciality > Marine product > Ama Culture

Ama is a lady who get fish and shellfish such as abalone and scallop with skin diving. It is Ama fishing that ladies pick up seafood with skin diving, they do not change method, and have been inherited as a sea and lady culture from long ago.


Ama fishing differ from fishing seasons depend on resource protection and seafood type.The operation time of the sea ladies is 2 hours to 4 hours a day, and it divides once in the morning and afternoon. Diving is called "kazuku" which takes about 45 to 50 seconds and diving 20 to 40 times in 1 hour which called "Hito Kazuki". Totally, the sea ladies dive 100 times in 2 hours to 40 hours. After that, the sea ladies spend the time such as hitting the fire and warming the body, and take a meal on the beach and the sea cabin.

As tools to be used by the sea ladies, there are iso-buck, Iso-glasses, Iso Mino, Sukari, and Kamado.

Iso-buck is a buck with a height of 30 cm to 35 cm and a diameter of about 60 cm, and it plays a role as well as floating rings.
Iso-glasses are the current glasses of diving and have been used since about the Meiji Era. Until this iso-glasses were invented, they did not use any glasses when skin diving.Iso Mino is what the sea ladies use when taking abalone from the rock.Sukari is a bag containing sea urchins, sea urchins, sea urchin etc that a sea lady collects in diving.Kamado is like a firefly used by a sea lady in a sea laden cottage.

Manufacturing Process

Since abalone shells are excavated from the Shirahama remains of Toba City during the Jomon Period, it is believed that from this age there was a skin diving that is characteristic of Ama fishing.

The root of a sea lady is thought to be the Heian era, as it was written in the Engishiki which statute books of Heian era is that there were 30 women in the Shima country similar to the current sea ladies named "Kikidume". In the Edo period, the sea ladies were depicted in many Ukiyoe prints which is the traditional pictures of Edo period, and became more familiar to the world. When entering the Meiji era and the Taisho era, glasses used in sea fishing were also made and the Ama fishing was evaluated. Pictures and photographs of sea ladies were also sold, and it became a symbol of tourism and town development. Today, there are 2,000 ladies in Japan, mainly in Ise Shima, and the experience of the sea cabin is popular as a tourist attraction in various places, and take over the traditions.


The sea ladies are believed the symbol of Japanese culture for a long time because many Japanese   traditional things written about than such as Makuranososhi, Manyoshu, Ukiyoe etc. Also, it was designated as intangible folk cultural heritage in Mie prefecture in 2014. Currently it is also working towards the registration of the UNESCO heritage, and it is thought that it will continue to transmit to the world as one of the cultures symbolizing Japan in the future. Because it is a relatively simple technique of skin diving, it has been inherited from ancient times without changing method, and its form is considered as a symbol of Japanese culture.

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