Osaka’s Pride at the Osaka Central Fish Market
When the Osaka Central Fish Market first opened in 1931, it debuted as the largest wholesale market in Asia. While most of the fame for fish markets goes to Tokyo’s Tsukiji Market, Osaka Central Fish Market remains one of the largest in Japan.
Auction at the Osaka Central Fish Market
Bright (but not too bright as it is before sunrise) and early at 4:15 am, the tuna auction begins the day at the Osaka Central Fish Market. Following the tuna, other prized fish are then auctioned off.
Osaka Municipal Central Wholesale Markets
Aside from the fish and seafood sold at the Central Fish Market, you can also purchase wholesale priced fruits and vegetables at the Osaka Municipal Central Wholesale Markets. Most of the produce are also sold in early morning auctions.
Watch my Youtube video for a tour of the Osaka Central Fish Market and Osaka Municipal Central Wholesale Markets.
Endo Sushi at the Osaka Central Fish Market
Next to the Osaka Central Fish Market lies one of the city’s most famous sushi shops. Endo Sushi is a tiny 20-seater sushi shop that opened in 1907, even before the Central Fish Market.
The morning sushi shop serves omakase, or jyo-maze, with 5 pieces of chef-selected sushi for 1,050 yen (less than $10 USD). From the menu, you can choose from 4 different plates or you can select your favorite sushi and create your own plate.
1-1-86 Noda Fukushima-Ku, Osaka
Monday to Saturday, 5 am to 2 pm
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