Schools of salmon swim up the Miomote River in autumn. Marakami has long been famous for salmon and has established a salmon culture of its own. Local people catch salmon with a traditional fishing method that remains in use only on the Miomote River. History and lore of the area’s salmon culture can be learned at Iyoboya Kaikan Museum. Salmon hung under eaves are one of the typical sights of Murakami. There are more than 100 kinds of salmon dishes in Murakami, and local people discard no part of the fish, from head to tail fluke. Salmon is at its most delicious from October to early December.
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