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Ama Hut Experience – Expo 2025: Live to Travel, Travel to Live

Ama Hut Experience Osatsu-Kamado

The small town of Osatsucho in Toba Shima, Mie Prefecture, boasts the highest number of active female divers, known as ama, in Japan. With a history of over 2,000 years, ama culture remains deeply rooted in the area. These divers take breaks in "ama huts" before and after fishing. These huts also offer unique opportunities for visitors to enjoy locally caught seafood and interact with the ama. The enduring ama culture, marked by sustainable fishing practices, invites you to explore its traditions and savor freshly grilled seafood over charcoal fires—a delight embraced by people worldwide.

Local insights

My name is Tomoyuki Nakamura, and I have been in charge of the Osatsu DMO since April 2023. I support the succession and promotion of ama culture by providing operational support for the ama hut experience business.

Ama Hut Experience Osatsu-Kamado and Expo 2025

Deepen your understanding of how fresh seafood, which contributes to the Expo theme, "Empowering Lives," is sourced through sustainable fishing practices upheld by the ama culture.

Q1: How does this attraction bring tourists and locals together?

A: During lunch with the ama divers, you have the unique opportunity to directly hear about their fishing experiences, joys, and challenges, as well as gain insights into their life as ama divers. We encourage smooth communication between travelers and ama divers through translation apps, English menus, and other initiatives.

Q2: What kind of impressions have you got from visitors?

A: Visitors who have participated in the experience with active ama divers have shared their satisfaction by expressing sentiments such as "It was great to hear the valuable experiences of the active ama divers" and "I felt energized by the powerful ama divers."

Q3: Any message for visitors planning to see Expo 2025?

A: Visit the town of Ama, Osatsu, where the largest number of active ama divers live in Japan, and immerse yourself in the authentic world of Ama!

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