Watch a live tuna auction in the maguro capital of Japan
Shiogama Fish Market・塩竈市魚市場
Shiogama Port lands the largest catch of maguro tuna in all of Japan. At the Shiogama Fish Market here, visitors are invited to watch as these prized fish are auctioned off! Visitors can either watch freely from the second-floor observation deck, or from the auction floor itself via a guided tour. Despite its impressive industry reputation, the Shiogama Fish Market still flies well under the tourist radar so it’s unlikely you’ll have to queue up or jostle with other tourists for a good view. The market also houses a seafood diner, shop, and a small “maguro museum” where you can learn more about these valuable fish and the Miyagi fishing industry.