A tour of Kesennuma Fish Market is a must for first-time visitors to the fishing port. With a guide to explain the activities and fish, you can observe as bonito (skipjack tuna) is offloaded from ships and fishmongers sell rows of swordfish. Watch as seafood is auctioned and packed for restaurants serving the best of Japan cuisine. The 1-hour tour includes sashimi tasting.
1-hour guided tour of Kesennuma Fish Market in the port city
Learn how different types of fish are caught and sold at auction
Observe the bustle of activity, with headsets to hear your guide clearly
Enjoy a tasting of fresh sashimi from the morning's catch
This tour was one of the highlights of our trip. Our tour consisted of Nishant from the local tourism board and someone who helps manage the facility. Both were great help and very informative. We got a tour of both the old and new facilities., so our tour lasted a little longer (Which is a good thing). Sadly we didn't see any fish being offloaded due to no boats coming in the day we were there, we still really enjoyed our thorough tour and would pay for it again.The sashimi at the end was also fresh and tasty.