Sea to Table: Bonito Auction, Cutting & Tasting in Ehime

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Duration
2 hours
Number of Guests
1 - 5 guests
Accessibility
Wheelchair Accessible, Stroller Accessible, Family-friendly
Language
Japanese, English
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Gluten-free, Halal, Kosher, Pescetarian, byFood Original
Embark on a bonito adventure in Ehime. Watch a bonito landing & auction, learn how to select premium bonito, select then cut bonito with a professional chef, & then taste/compare varieties of bonito.
Highlights
This is a private byFood Original experience.
Learn about Ainan Town's seafood and fishing culture.
Learn how to cut bonito fish with a professional chef.
Learn how to select a premium bonito fish and choose one for yourself under the guidance of a professional.
Witness a bonito fish landing and auction at Fukaura Fishing Port.
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals
Experience Details
Embark on a maritime adventure in the charming port town of Ainan Town in Ehime, where the bounty of the Seto Inland Sea awaits! You’ll visit Fukaura Fishing Port, watch a bonito fish landing and auction, learn how to select a premium bonito fish, and then expertly cut the fish you selected under the guidance of a professional chef. Following this, compare fresh and regular bonito fish with a tasting experience. Itinerary: Meet at Ainan Market Shokudo Watch a bonito fish landing and auction at Fukaura Fishing Port Learn how to select a premium bonito fish from a professional and then choose one for yourself Learn how to cut your selected bonito fish with a professional chef Compare fresh and regular bonito with a tasting experience Ainan Town is a charming port town that boasts Shikoku's largest bonito fish landings. The area is home to a special type of bonito known as “Biya Biya Katsuo”, killed directly on the boat to maintain quality and freshness. Fukaura Fishing Port, a busy hub of marine activity, sets the stage for an interactive bonito fish experience in Ainan. Begin your journey surrounded by the salty breeze, where you’ll witness a bonito fish landing and auction. After this, you’ll learn how a premium bonito fish is selected under the guidance of a professional, who will then guide you through selecting one of your own. Once you’ve secured your premium bonito fish, get down to business! Roll up your sleeves for an expert fish-cutting lesson with a skilled instructor, where you’ll learn the precise techniques required to handle your prized catch. The journey continues with a tasting experience, comparing two types of bonito fish.
Inclusions
Entry fee to the Ainan Market Shokudo
Mekiki class (expert fish selection) and bonito-cutting experience taught by a professional chef
Fish (typically 1 fish for 2-3 people) that will be used for the cutting experience
Tasting experience: special and regular bonito
An unofficial fish-cutting participation certificate
Exclusions
Transport
Drinks
Meeting Point and Meeting Time
Ainan Market Shokudo
Remarks
Fish cutting experience: There may be no bonito fish landing depending on the weather. In this case, the cutting experience will use a different type of fish.

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The closest Japan has to a Mediterranean paradise — Ehime is home to delicious seafood, sun-soaked citrus orchards, and some the oldest and holiest cultural sites in the country.
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Earliest available date: April 4, 2024
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals