Hi Japan lovers!
I am Yuichi, a local English speaking guide in Japan.
I live in Hokkaido, northern island of Japan and have guests from all over the world.
If you have a chance to come to Hokkaido eating "蟹（Kani）" crab meat is must "
We have our own way to enjoy crab meat in Japan and I'd better to know before trying.
I understand your questions.
What is Kani? How do I eat Kani? Where should I eat Kani?
I will answer all of your questions on this blog.
First of all I will tell you three famous crabs whichi mainly we eat in Hokkaido.
毛蟹 Kegani ( Hairy crab )
タラバ蟹 Taraba-gani ( King crab )
Taraba-gani is, I think the most common crab that have good reputation from all over the world.
I know the reason why.
Because Taraba looks powerful, big for one portion to feel satisfaction while eating.
King crabs can be very large, sometimes reaching a carapace width of 28 cm (11 in) and a leg span of 1.8 m (5.9 ft).
The king crab is native to the Bering, north Pacific Ocean, around the Kamchatka Peninsula and neighboring Alaskan waters.
My best way to enjoy Taraba is just eating them with boiling style.
Their legs are big, meats taste good and you can not stop eating.
If you go to Rusutsu in Hokkaido.
You should stay at Westin Rusutsu because they offer nice King crab buffet .
All you can eat crab maximum 3 hours ( 17:30-20:30 )
Check here to taste!
Crab restaurants to try