Fish Auction Tour and Sushi Workshop in Sakata City

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.
* Duration: 4 hours
* Starts: Sakata, Japan
* Trip Category: Food, Wine & Nightlife >> Cooking Classes




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.

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.

Stop At:

• Sakata Fish Market, 2-2-21 Funabacho, Sakata 998-0036 Yamagata Prefecture

Sample Menu

• Sushi and Lunch – Enjoy a the sushi you made with the fish you chose at the market and prepared with the chef.