How to say crab in Japanese

The Japanese word for crab.
The Japanese word for crab.

The Japanese word for crab is kani and snow crab is zuwaigani. Find more translations in the following section. – The Fastest Way to Learn Japanese Guaranteed

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Interesting facts about crabs in Japan

Crabs are a common seafood in Japan during the winter months because that’s when it is crab season. The most common species are the red king, blue king, horsehair, hanasaki, Japanese spider and snow crab. They are often enjoyed in sushi and as sashimi, in miso soup, hot pots, and also grilled or boiled.

Also, crab prices in Japan vary depending on the species. The blue and red king species, for example, costs around YEN 13,500 ($90 US), while the Japanese spider crab can cost anything between $100 to $500 (depending on the size).

Find out more about this winter Japanese seafood here.

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