Alongside the incredible culture and history experienced with a visit to Japan, learning about their renowned cuisine is not something to be missed. Although the main Tsukiji fish market has recently relocated, the outer market remains in its original location. My guide met me at my hotel, and we were able to walk from here to the outer market where there are a variety of stalls selling the freshest seafood imaginable. After some time exploring the area and learning about the original market and how the tuna auction works, my guide then assisted me in choosing ingredients for our sushi making class. As well as the traditional ingredients of tuna, salmon, and prawn, I opted for fresh octopus, purely because I had never tried this in sushi form! From the market, we made our way back to the guide’s apartment where I was given a lesson in sushi making including how to make sashimi, nigiri and maki. After making a huge amount, I was then able to enjoy the fruits of my labour, albeit having made enough sushi to feed a family of four!