Nagoya Yanagibashi Fish Market and Sushi Private Morning Tour

Food, Wine & Nightlife in Nagoya

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Tour description provided by Viator

This tour offers an excursion around the Yanagibashi fish market in Nagoya with a licensed guide, followed by either a breakfast of fresh sushi at a nearby restaurant or a sushi cooking experience. 
On this tour, you will take a morning walk through sleepy Nagoya to the fish market and see the freshly-caught fish being sold and prepared for the restaurants and shops for the day. Founded over 100 years ago, the market has over 400 stalls and shops and provides seafood for the entire city.You will see giant Maguro (tuna) being sliced with huge knives and special machines, some fugu (poisonous blowfish) being prepared by the professional cooks, and many other types of fish and seafood of all varieties being sold there (fugu is usually caught in cold months). You will also be able to buy some seafood and other goods such as pickles, seaweed, senbei (rice crackers), and more.After the tour of the fish market, you will have the choice to either be taken to the sushi restaurant nearby serving the fresh fish from the market or buy some fish at the market and head back to the Nishiasahi guest house to enjoy a sushi cooking class where your guide will teach you how to properly prepare rice, miso soup, and Sushi ingredients to make the perfect nigiri-zushi. After the cooking class, you will be able to make great sushi anywhere, anytime.Tour itinerary:Without cooking class:7am - Meet at Nagoya Station, walk to the market7:20am - Arrive at the market and stroll around with your guide8am - Breakfast (at your own expense. NOT INCLUDED to the tour fee)8:40am - Shop for souvenirs9am - End of the tourWith cooking class:7am - Meet at Nagoya Station, walk to the market7:20am - Arrive at the market and stroll around with your guide, pickup fish8am - Walk to Nishiasahi8:15am - Start cooking9am - Breakfast 9:30am - End of the tour

What’s included

  • Knowledgeable local guide
  • Walking tour of fish market
  • Sushi cooking class (if sushi class option selected)
  • Ingredients for making sushi (if sushi class option is selected)

What’s not included

  • Breakfast (if sushi class option is not selected)
  • Food and/or drinks, unless specified


  • Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour
  • Led by a local guide
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point