Tora Fugu Experience

​See first hand the incredibly intricate art of one of the culinary world’s most daring and delicious delicacies.  Tora fugu (tiger pufferfish) is an incredibly poisonous fish with dazzling white and delicious sashimi that is a highly prized ingredient regarded as one of the most prized fish in Japan.


Not to be mistaken with other species of fugu, this pufferfish has rich umami flavor and a structured texture that is quite unique from most fugu that are largely flavorless and primarily served as karage or in hotpot cooking.


These distinct qualities and its beautiful pure white colors make tora fugu perfect sashimi to craft beautiful works of art such as the crane pictured above.


This experience is led by Chef Suda, a veteran fugu chef with over 19 years of experience who has won national acclaim for his artwork with this wonderful fish.

Experience at A Glance:

  • See freshly caught tora fugu prepared from start to finish.

  • Learn about this refined art and the deep meaning that its risks traditionally held.

  • See Chef Suda plate his signature fugu dish in the shape of an elegant crane.

  • Enjoy a delicious fugu meal together.

  • Note that the portion of fugu is adjusted to the number of people.

Quick Info

Event Date(s)

Year-Round, See Below

Activity Length

Approximately 2 hours


10,000 yen / Person


To make a reservation, please fill out the form below.

You may also make a booking with an online payment through Tour Yamagata’s page.

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