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Fish Auction Tour and Sushi Workshop in Sakata City provided by The Hidden Japan

Fish Auction Tour and Sushi Workshop in Sakata City

Fish Auction Tour and Sushi Workshop in Sakata City
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from £165.78 per adult
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travellers
About
Gain exclusive access into the auction floor of the fish market in Sakata City. Work with freshly caught fish bought directly from the market. Work alongside master sushi chefs in some of Yamagata's finest sushi bars. Fully guided by local guides. In this activity you will see how sushi is made from start to finish and also have the chance to work with freshly caught and top grade sashimi from the coast of Yamagata Prefecture.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
Chinese, Japanese, English, Chinese
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
Chinese, Japanese, English, Chinese
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
Wake up bright and early and visit the Sakata Fish Market where you will get special access into the auction floor where you can see where the chefs of Japan acquire some of the finest quality of fish caught right off the coast of Yamagata Prefecture. Here you will be able to buy your own fish directly from the wholesale market with your guide and speak with the fishermen to learn about how they pull in such large bounties of highly prized fish. We will then take the fish we purchase into the downtown Sakata area where we will visit one of its many famous sushi restaurants and learn to prepare the fish we bought into a variety of dazzling sushi dishes alongside the chefs. Guests who do not wish to take part in the workshop are also welcome to watch the chef for a culinary demonstration experience. Following this you will enjoy a delicious course of sushi that you made together with the chef in their restaurant.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 157689P2
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
A Full Course of Sushi • A Personal Lesson by a master chef • Various Side Dishes With Your Sushi
Exclusions
Transportation to the starting point of this tour. • Transportation from the ending point of this tour.
Duration
4h
Departure details
2-chōme-5-10 Funabachō, Sakata, Yamagata 998-0036, Japan Please meet in front of the Sakata Port Market. This is the public tourist area, we will then take a short walk to the wholesale market from this point.
Inclusions
A Full Course of Sushi • A Personal Lesson by a master chef • Various Side Dishes With Your Sushi
Exclusions
Transportation to the starting point of this tour. • Transportation from the ending point of this tour.
Departure details
2-chōme-5-10 Funabachō, Sakata, Yamagata 998-0036, Japan Please meet in front of the Sakata Port Market. This is the public tourist area, we will then take a short walk to the wholesale market from this point.
Duration
4h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Service animals allowed
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
Transportation is wheelchair accessible
Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
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Jason
3 contributions
Great fish and wonderful chef
Oct 2019
My family and I really enjoyed our time with Chef Suda and also the local guide who translated and talked with us during this class. The fish was all local right from Tsuruoka City and we got to try some of the chefs personally crafted blades that cost up to 3000 dollars each.

The sushi we made was really delicious and the quality of the rice and the really fresh sashimi made for some of the best sushi we have ever had.
Written 30 December 2019
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sdkhildebrand
1 contribution
Wonderful and authentic experience
Dec 2019 • Friends
I had a wonderful time at the sushi workshop with Chef Suda. He was incredibly friendly and helpful the entire time, along with his two apprentices. Derek (who organized the event) was able to translate everything that Chef Suda was saying so that we didn't miss a thing. You learn how to make several different kinds of sushi (maki, nigiri etc.), and get to eat them all after (delicious!). The 180 degree view of the sea at sunset was incredible. Between trying fugu (pufferfish) for the first time, seeing and helping Chef Suda prepare the fish, and learning how to make sushi from a real Japanese pro, this was truly an amazing experience.
Written 19 December 2019
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Cammy L
1 contribution
Amazing Sushi and Chef
Sep 2019
Really enjoyed the sushi workshop!

Tried our hand at making several types of authentic nigiri sushi and rolls under the expert guidance of a master Japanese cuisine chef. Sushi was wonderfully fresh and delicious and the experience was both interesting and fun. Our family really enjoyed the opportunity to learn from and see the amazing work of a top Japanese chef and then the chance to try making these beautiful plates as well.

Wonderful views of the coastline and ocean while enjoying our sushi lunches completed the experience. Would definitely recommend! Thank-you!
Written 30 October 2019
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Travillion
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
Fantastic experience
Dec 2018 • Couples
Chef Suda was very knowledgeable and kind, we loved learning about the different fish we were preparing and he walked us through making the sushi in a very clear, step by step way. A wonderful day, all in all!
Written 24 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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