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Osaka Central Fish Market Tours

Osaka Central Fish Market
It’s well before dawn in Osaka when merchants, fishermen, and chefs gather to auction off – and bid on – the day’s catch, fresh produce, and seasonal ingredients at the Osaka Central Fish Market. The Markets opened in 1931 and are one of Osaka’s main attractions today. Osaka’s food-loving culture starts at 4:15am with the Refrigerated Tuna Seller. A bell is rung, and giant, whole tuna fish are placed on display. The tuna sells out within the hour, and the bidders move on throughout the enormous 320,000 square meter venue to try their luck at winning other coveted food items.

The vegetable wholesale market takes place on the third floor. The cost of a box of vegetables at the wholesale markets is approximately half of what it is in a grocery store. The fruit markets show off the ripe, in-season bounty on conveyor-belts. The sushi restaurant Endo, open since 1907, attracts vendors and market workers but also welcomes tourists. The inexpensive, small restaurant is one of Osaka’s best. By early morning the auctions have completed in the nearly 200 shops housed here.

Practical Info

The Central Wholesale Markets is a 10-12 minute walk from the Noda Statoin on the JR Loop Line or Tamagawa Station on the Senmichimae subway line in Osaka. Unfortunately, the morning auction and vendors are not open to the public, but it is possible to see the Markets in a guided tour. Reservations are required for the tour.
Address: 1-1-86 Noda, Fukushima-ku, Osaka 553-0005, Japan
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Kizu Market walking tour (with sashimi tasting)

Kizu Market walking tour (with sashimi tasting)

Osaka's Kizu Wholesale Market goes back over 300 years, originating in 1710! It is as lively today as it was in the past; one of the few wholesale markets remaining, where you can enjoy a tour of Japanese market scenery! The tasting tour allows you to experience the freshest foods that can only be found at market, including seasonal fish and vegetables. Osaka's only market walking tour.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Kizu Market walking tour private reservation plan (with sashimi tasting)

Kizu Market walking tour private reservation plan (with sashimi tasting)

Osaka's Kizu Wholesale Market goes back over 300 years, originating in 1710! It is as lively today as it was in the past; one of the few wholesale markets remaining, where you can enjoy a tour of Japanese market scenery! The tasting tour allows you to experience the freshest foods that can only be found at market, including seasonal fish and vegetables. Osaka's only market walking tour.
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  • 45 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Osaka Wonder Loop Bus

Osaka Wonder Loop Bus

Ride as much as you like for one or two days! Bus stops at 14 locations around Osaka! Stops at Osaka Castle, Umeda, Namba, Abeno Harukas and other convenient places in the city.
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  • 10 hours
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