Osaka Central Fish Market
Often labelled the ‘alternative to Tsukiji’, Osaka’s fish market goes through the same early morning processes and tuna auctions as its Tokyo counterpart. Make sure to arrive early – by 04:30am – to catch the tuna auction in action. Surrounding the market are several restaurants serving fresh fish of the day on a bed of rice. Endo Sushi is one of the longest running of the bunch, having opened in 1907 and started a trend for serving slices of sashimi on warm balls of plump rice as a more casual form of nigiri.
1-1-86 Noda Fukushima-Ku Osaka 553-0005