Okinawa Makishi Public Market Tour & Sushi Making in Naha

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Duration
3 hours
Number of Guests
4 - 20 guests
Accessibility
Wheelchair Accessible, Family-friendly
Language
Chinese, English
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Pescetarian
Tour the Makishi Public Market, a fresh market selling fish and local specialties, and learn to make sushi with a pro chef in Naha, Okinawa. Enjoy your sushi meal made with freshly-caught seafood.

Highlights

Learn to make sushi with personalized guidance from a pro chef
Tour the Makishi Market in central Naha with a local guide who will explain the seafood, meat, and produce on sale
Enjoy a delicious sushi meal made by yourself with seasonal fish and seafood sold in the market
Easy access: Makishi Public Market can be reached by public transportation
For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals

Experience Details

A flagship icon of Okinawa, Naha’s Makishi Market has a long and convoluted history. Originally a black market for smuggled goods during the American occupation of the island, the market burned down almost entirely in the 1960s and was subsequently rebuilt after Okinawa regained Japanese sovereignty. Its latest refurbishment, now comprising three floors and dozens of fresh food stores, finished in 2023 after four years of restoration work. A pride and joy of locals, the Makishi Market is a prime destination to experience Okinawan food culture. In this experience, you’ll enjoy a guided tour of the market. Your guide will show you the local seafood and its uses in Okinawan cuisine. After that, it’ll be time for a sushi-making class led by a professional chef. Although the exact ingredients depend on the season, typical toppings are salmon, tuna, bonito, grouper, and other fresh local fish sold at the market. Once you finish cooking, you will enjoy the sushi you made with red miso soup, gari (sliced vinegared ginger usually served with sushi) and green tea. Sake and beer are available for purchase for an additional fee. Eat and drink your fresh sushi together with the hosts and other participants, enjoying the delicious, fresh seafood that Okinawa has to offer. Known for its multicultural flair, historical sites, and entertainment options, Naha is the gateway to the rest of Okinawa islands, and a destination worth visiting in its own right. Makishi Market is located in central Naha, and is easily accessible by public transportation. After the experience, feel free to explore the nearby Kokusai Dori Shopping Street, bustling with stores and restaurants, or visit the traditional pottery district of Tsuboya.

Inclusions

Market tour
Sushi-making class
Ingredients and utensils
Sushi meal made by yourself (8 pieces) served with soup, gari (vinegared ginger) and green tea

Exclusions

Alcoholic drinks (available for purchase at an additional fee)
Additional purchases

Meeting Point and Meeting Time

Meet your host on the third floor of the Makishi Public Market in Naha. The market is a 6-minute walk from Makishi Station on the Yui Rail line. More detailed information and a Google Maps link will be provided upon booking.

Remarks

If you have any food allergies or dietary restrictions, please specify so at the time of booking.
Please note that the market tour is not wheelchair accessible.

Cancellation Policy

Cancel your booking at least 2 days before the experience start time to receive a full refund minus a 3.2% transaction fee.
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Experience Location

A cluster of islands to the south of Japan once belonging to the independent state of the Ryukyu Kingdom, Okinawa Prefecture is the holiday paradise with white sand beaches, a tropical climate, and healthy local cuisine known as Ryukyu Ryori.
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Earliest available date: August 1, 2024
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For each guest that attends this experience, byFood will donate
10 meals