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Fugu Experience

Fugu Experience

Regular price ¥15,000
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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.

What's included

  • Appetizer set 
  • Fugu sashimi 
  • Fugu karaage(Fried Fugu) 
  • Fugu hotpot with rice 
  • Sake tasting experience

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!

Cancellation policy

Cancel by email 24 hours before your tour for a full refund, no refunds are available after this time.

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  • 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.

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Yuki Fujisawa

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).

Fully licensed

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.

Meeting Point

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.

  • Fantastic tour

    Kaz M

    We had a wonderful time with Yuki eating delicious food and learning a lot about Osaka and Japan. Yuki was a pleasure to talk to and the food we tasted was excellent and filled us up by the end of the night.

  • Delicious food and sake

    Julie P

    I really cannot say enough great things about Yuki and the tour, I have been to Japan many times and I can definitely say this was a highlight. Thanks so much Yuki, it was a pleasure to hang out with you in your home town for an evening.

  • True local experience


    My friends and I had an amazing time with Yuki! I love the small group setting (there wouldn't have been room in the izayaka!). Yuki provided lots of history and information about Osaka and we tried fugu -puffer fish!

  • Highly recommend

    Brian S

    Had an amazing time with Yuki; very knowledgeable about the area and restaurants. Our favorite spot was at a izakaya; small local place that served great sake, tofu and blow fish! I highly recommend booking this tour.

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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.