Fugu (Japanese blowfish) is an iconic and often misunderstood part of Japan's food culture. How poisonous exactly is it? Why is licensed with such legendary precision? Which parts of the fish are the most deadly? Does it actually taste good?
Join your licensed bilingual Fugu chef for a completely unique look into the world of Fugu cuisine, watch as the fish is cut and prepared before your own eyes and enjoy a fascinating commentary on the position of Fugu in Japanese culture before sampling this delicacy for yourself.
- Appetizer set
- Fugu sashimi
- Fugu karaage(Fried Fugu)
- Fugu hotpot with rice
- Sake tasting experience
What to bring
What to bring
An open mind and an appetite, this experience will involve the dissection of a fugu fish before your eyes, it is not recommended for those who are squeamish as there will be a little blood!
Cancel by email 24 hours before your tour for a full refund, no refunds are available after this time.
An evening in Awaza
Our meeting point and experience takes place at a licensed Izakaya with a licensed Fugu chef in the Awaza area of Osaka.
Fascinating world of Fugu
As the fish is cut and prepared before your own eyes enjoy fascinating commentary on the position of fugu in Japanese culture.
Deadly dishes with sake
Dive in and enjoy a full course-meal of Fugu including appetisers, sashimi, fried cuts and more plus a sake tasting experience.
Meet your Host
Born and raised in Osaka, Yuki has visited over 75 countries and speaks 4 languages – Japanese, English, French and Italian – and also has the title of sommelier and International Kikisake-shi (sommelier for Japanese sake).
As a result of the highly toxic poison in the Japanese blowfish, the whole industry is highly regulated and can take place only on licensed premises by a licensed chef (don’t worry, we have both!). This particular experience takes place in a local Izakaya in the Awaza area of Osaka.
The meeting point for the experience is at the restaurant – Nanakamado. The easiest way to get here is to first take a train or subway to JR Osaka station, transfer to the Midosuji subway line and head to Hommachi station. The restaurant is a short walk from Hommachi station.
Still have questions?
Do I need to make a reservation?
Yes. Prior reservation is required. Booking 2 days in advance is highly recommended, especially in spring and autumn.
Is there an age limit?
How and who should I contact if I need to cancel the tour?
What about vegan/vegetarian options?
This experience will involve the dissection and serving of a fugu fish. To our vegetarian friends, this probably isn't the tour for you.