Blessed with plankton-rich waters and excellent climate, Toba-Shima is famed for its oysters and has developed its own brand called Matoya. Matoya oysters are a special breed of oysters that have been successfully cultivated using a patented method of sterilizing the sea water with UV rays. Hence, these bacteria-free oysters are safe for raw consumption. The best season to savor the delicacies is from October to April. Besides restaurants which serve multi-course set cuisine focusing on oysters, there are many outdoor spots in Uramura Town of Toba City, where one can feast on the freshest oysters.