The fish market excursion trip to Kagoshima Shinkō (
Upon entering the market, we heard the ringing of bells, signalling the commencement of the fish auction. Once the final bids have been made, name tags bearing the name of the winning bidders were placed on the fishes.
Leaving the auction ground, we proceeded to a nearby fish pond filled with Bonito. While listening intently to the explanation of the differences between the "Hatsu-Gatsuo" (North-heading, lean Bonito) and the "Modori-Gatsuo" (South-heading, fatty Bonito), everyone was overwhelmed with the huge size and freshness of the Bonito, and busily snapped pictures of the fish.
After seeing the Bonito, we proceeded to a nearby open area to witness the dissection of a tuna! The tuna to be dissected weighed a hefty 40 kg!
Amidst all the bustling, the staff began the dissection. We held our breaths as we witnessed the process. After the dissection, we had a question and answer session. "If we dissect the tuna into the 'nimai-oroshi' state, a tuna of this size will fetch about ￥100,000. In the case of the Hon-Maguro (Pacific Bluefin Tuna), the Chu-Toro section (fatty flesh near the belly area) is thick and..." while explaining the Chu-Toro, the staff pointed his finger at the belly of a plump gentlemen who happened to be standing beside him and said, "Chu-Toro is something like this," drawing laughter from the crowd. The victim of the joke also laughed heartily, not seeming to have taken any offence. Over here, we could also lift a tuna up by its gills for a photo shot!
After that, we had about 10 minutes of free time for everyone to
explore the market. Brightly coloured fishes and other seafood, freshly caught
Last but not least, we ended our excursion by enjoying a savoury treat of fish cuisine in the fish market canteen. The photo below features the Salt Mackerel set meal, which consists of a slice of lightly-salted Mackerel sautéed to perfection, served with rice and fish flavoured Miso soup.
The [Fish Market Excursion Trip] normally operates on every Saturday, but we can also operate on other days (except on Sundays) if the intended group size is larger than 10 people (please kindly approach the inquiry desk for more information).
So hurry and sign up with us! It will be an
unforgettable experience for you in
Please kindly refer below for the application procedure.
① Kindly submit your application form to the front desk of any of the participating hotels (listed below), latest by Friday, 8:00 p.m. (excursion trip will be on Saturday).
② Transportation will be provided at all the participating hotels (listed below), departing by 6:30 a.m., and arriving at the fish market at 7:00 a.m.
※ Please kindly prepare waterproof footwear.
≪List of Participating Hotels≫
Furusato Kanko Hotel 099-221-3111
Hotel & Residence Nanshukan 099-226-8188
Hotel New Nishino 099-224-3232
Harumoto Inn 099-254-0195
Sakurajima Seaside Hotel 099-221-2121
Aqua Garden Hotel Fukumaru 099-226-3211
Business Hotel Tenmonkan 099-224-3371
Business Hotel Gatein Kagoshima 099-223-9100
Hotel Kamoike Plaza 099-251-7000
【Fees - Transportation included】
Adult (Junior High School students and above) : ￥500
Elementary School students : ￥250
※ This special price applies only until the end of September!!
Nanshukan: 099 (226) 8188