Hokkaido is surrounded by three oceans, including the Pacific Ocean, Okhotsk Sea, and Sea of Japan, that offer a huge variety of fish and seafood. These ocean waters are rich in nourishment and contain a large amount of plankton, which is a food source for many fish. Furthermore, Hokkaido is also located near where the cold Chidori Current meets the warm Tsushima Current, bringing together seafood from both north and south. Fish that develop in the turbulent waters of these currents have stronger, leaner meat that tastes delicious. This bountiful natural environment is the source of Hokkaido’s treasure trove of seafood.