Ama Huts

Delve into Ise’s anciently female tradition as one engages in an open-hearted conversation with the Ama, traditional female divers who have been fishing the local waters for thousands of years in Toba and Shima region. They usually gather at their humble buildings to eat and chat before, as well as after, their daily ocean dives. Each visit to an Ama hut lasts at least an hour and visitors can enjoy the delicacies grilled by Ama over a charcoal fire. Depending on the season, the seafood can range from shellfish to the most prized abalone. But nothing beats the opportunity to hear the personal experience of each diver who has dedicated a significant part of her life to the sea. Advance reservations are required and activities change according to seasons. Some locations have English speaking staff but mainly Japanese is spoken. Tour guides can be arranged for a more immersive experience.

Osatsu Kamado

Location: Osatsucho 1238, Toba-shi, Mie 517-0032
Times: 9 am - 5 pm
Closed: Jul 14, Aug 13~15, Dec 29~Jan 5
Access: By Train~
35 min Mie Transport Bus Ride (Kunisaki Line) from JR Kintetsu Toba Station. Arrive in Osatsu and walk 5 min.
Website: Osatsu Kamado
Tel. 0599-33-7453

Hachiman Kamado

Location: Adakocho 3-3, Toba-shi, Mie 517-0033
Times: 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Closed: Irregular (Obon-Festival/Year End/New Year)
Access: By Train 
35 min Mie Transport Bus Ride (Kunisaki Line) from JR Kintetsu Toba Station. Arrive in Osatsu and walk 10 mins. Shuttle bus from Toba Station is also available.
Website: Hachiman Kamado

Shima Amagoya Satomian

Location: Koshika 2279, Shima-shi, Mie 517-0704
Times: 10 am - 4 pm
Closed: Irregular (Jan 1-3)
Access: By Train~
54-mins Mie Transport Bus Ride (Towards Goza Port) from Kintetsu Shima Line Ugata Station. Arrive at Azuri-hama stop.
Website: Amagoya Satomian
Tel. 0599-85-1212

Toshi Island Ama Hut

Location: Toushicho 943, Toba-shi, Mie 517-0003
Closed: Irregular
Access: By Train 
5-mins walk to Sadahama Port from Kintetsu Toba Line Toba Station. Take 35 min ferry ride towards Toushi and arrive at final stop.
Website: Toshi Island Ama Hut
Tel. 0599-37-3339