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Tuna Study Tour with a chef in Ichikikushikino

  • [Kagoshima] Ichikikushikino-shi
  • [Activity] Gourmet, History & Culture

Learn and Eat Tuna with a chef in the Town of Tuna

Tuna fishing has been contined from the Meiji era in Ichikikushikino-shi, Kagoshima prefecture.
Recently tune is caught from the sea in the world like Cape town in South Africa, Sydney in Australia or Ireland.
– Special lesson by a chef from a seafood restaurant ‘Kaisen Maguro-ya’ selling fresh local fish and tuna caught from wild.
– Deeply learn about tune by knowing, challenging and eating
– Learn by a chef and try to cook ‘Seafood Funamori’ (Sashimi Boat)
– Enjoy the ‘Funamori Lunch Set’ only for the participants in this activity, it is not on the restaurant’s menu
– Operates in all weather conditions all year round
– Not needed to bring anything, we will rent equipment including aprons

9:30- Meeting at ‘Lecture room’ of Ichikikushikino Tourist Information in Shokusai-no-Sato Ichikikushikino
9:40-9:50 Watch video and learn about tuna
9:50-10:50 Lessons for defrosting, cutting and decorating minami-maguro (tuna) by a chef from ‘Kaisen Maguro-ya’
10:50- Take a break and move to the restaurant
11:00- Lunch at a restaurant ‘Kaisen Maguro-ya’ run by Kushikino fishermen’s cooperative

*Tour runs with tourist information staff and a chef.

Detailed information
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday *Upon requests
Start at 9:30 am
Time required
Approx. 2 hours (incl. lunchtime)
Target age
Anybody / All the children under 6 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Clothing / belongings
Experience fee
JPY 3,500 per a person (tax incl.)
The price is for both adults and children.

[What's included] Fee of facilities, rental apron, tools for cooking, ingredients, lunch and a small gift from Ichikikushikino-shi
[What's included] Drinks after lunch
- In case facilities and restaurants are closed because of the bad weather, this activity is canceled.
- Please bring a printed confirmation letter.
- Shows like 'tuna cutting show’ are not included.
- Taking ingredients used in this activity to your home is not allowed.
- The lunch other than minami-maguro differs depending on the day and seasons.
- All participants have the same lunch. Please let us know in advance if a kids lunch is needed.
Basic information
Name of facility
NPO Kagoshima Ichikikushikino Kanko Bussan Center
'Shokusai-no-Sato Ichikikushikino' 3018, Kanmyo, Ichikikushikino-shi, Kagoshima perfecture
Please come to 'Ichikikushikino Tourist Information' in Shokusai-no-Sato Ichikikushikino

[By car]
- Approx. 5 mins from Kushikino IC of Minamikyushu Expressway
Not available
Reservation acceptability
Reservations available: Please contact us using the inquiry form below.
- This reservation will be confirmed after checking the availability.
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate.
- This experience requires a minimum of 10 travelers.
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers. Please ask us if over 20 travelers.
- The reservation is required two weeks prior.
- Please let us know the following information: lead traveler's name and phone number and all travelers's full name and birthday.
- Please let us know if travelers have any food allergies and other religious dietary restrictions.
- Please let us know in advance if a kids lunch is needed. (additionally charged)
About cancellation fee
Non refundable after confirmation
Facility information on the hotel
- Wheelchair accessible
Consult with concierge
A dedicated concierge can help arrange the original travel plan and arrange accommodation. Please feel free to contact us
+81-505317-4494(10:00 ~ 19:00)
A well-organized facility
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