You can only see it here! Visit to Echizen crab auction

You can only see it here! Visit to Echizen crab auction

We’re guided around the auction floor — normally off-limits to the general public — by a long-time snow crab auction professional. After our tour of the auction we make our way to the unique Echizen Crab Museum, where we can learn about snow crab habitats, the history of fishing villages, and a few intriguing snow crab mysteries. The crab fishing simulator gives us a fun taste of what real crab fishing is like. Alternative activities (photo talks or VTR viewing etc.) are substituted when auctions are canceled due to rough weather. Cancellation is sometimes only determined 1 or 2 days before the auction date.



Minimum Number of Passengers
1 person
Maximum Capacity
7 participants
Meeting and Exchange Areas
Echizen Tourist Information Center (Roadside Station Echizen Tourist Information Center)
71-335-1 Kuriya, Echizen, Nyu District, Fukui Prefecture
Open Period
Closed on certain days
Closed Period
From 08:30 Monday-Friday, from mid-November to mid-March (the snow crab season)
Meeting Times and Business Hours
Tour Schedule
08:30: Meet at the Echizen Tourist Association (Roadside Station Echizen Tourist Information Center - head to the auction (free transport) - 9:00: Auction Tour - 10:00: Echizen Crab Museum - 11:00 finish
Required Time
Around 2.5 hours
Provision of Meals
Meals are not provided
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