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Having already visited the Tsukiji Market a few days earlier we weren't particularly gung-ho about rising early to traipse to this regional tuna auction. However, while we were strolling by the auction floor (ca. 100 ft. from the chain-link fenceline along the street) at 10...More
Niikatsuura is a small town. This tuna market is less than 10min walk from the train station. Wake up for see sun rise behind the mountains in the background of the port. You can hear auctioning from the market. Public are allowed to view the...More
Be stayed at 7am and walk to the 2nd floor it's free.
Great for photo shoots and just immerse in the local fish market culture.
Lots of tuna though they were not huge in size.
If you from the west, watch cable channel Tuna Wars...More
We were told the auction began at 7:30, and so we arrived a little after 7 from our hotel just a 5 minute walk away. There were loads of fish spread out on the floor and at some point the actual action began - very...More
If you are in Katsuura for the hot springs or waterfall and are not allergic to getting up early then this is moderately interesting to see. There is minimal English tourist information so you are just watching a warehouse full of dead fish with fisherman...More