What you'll do
Tokyo is famous for its Tsukiji Fish Market, but it's notoriously overcrowded with tourists. In eastern Osaka, hidden away from the tourist crowds, exists a *secret* fish market. On this tour, you'll get an insider's view of how the top chefs and restaurateurs of the city bargain for their morning seafood inventory from local vendors. As one of the only tourists in sight, you'll be guided through the maze-like alleys and corridors of this hidden market, where you'll discover its murky origins and exciting history. Get a chance to explore popular local snacks and ingredients, observing the morning bustle of the seafood trade firsthand. Finish up with a hands-on experience of helping to prepare a fire-grilled selection of seafood, hand-picked straight out of the market!
Join our one-of-a-kind team of a Canadian expat and a Japanese Buddhist monk, working together to help you explore a part of Osaka not yet touched by other tours! Barun is a Canadian with 9+ years of life in Asia and 5+ years working in tourism in both South Korea & Japan. Explore Osaka with the unique perspective of an expat as Barun combines both professionalism and spunky energy into one experience. Suzuki-san has been a Buddhist monk for the past 17 years & is an expert of Zen meditation. He provides a local's lens on the inner workings of the market.
A flame-grilled tasting of a selection of seafood picked fresh from the market.. A sampling of a local snack
A small beverage
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Where you'll be
Tsuruhashi Fish Market is a market with 70+ years of history originating from a murky past. Its sprawling back alleys are an easy place to get lost in, so join us to be expertly guided you through both a dry market and a wet market to learn about its history and local trade. Finish off with a sit-down seafood tasting, cooked right in front of you.
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Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests ages 6 and up can attend. Must be able to eat fish and shellfish. Pescatarian diets are okay. Vegetarian and vegan diets cannot be accommodated.
This is an active market, so please be aware of your surroundings and respectful of vendors' space. Late arrivals of over 15 minutes (past 8:15 AM) will result in automatic cancellation of the tour, as this severely hampers the quality of the tour.
Grill Seafood at a Secret Fish Market