Kesennuma is one of Japan’s 13 National Fishing Ports, and a tour of Kesennuma Fish Market is a must for first-time visitors to the city. From spring to fall you can observe bonito (skipjack tuna) being offloaded from ships from all over the country. In the winter, you can see rows upon rows of swordfish being lined up to auction. This is the landing place for the seafood which makes its way to the best restaurants in Japan. Think you know Japanese cuisine? Without a trip to Kesennuma Fish Market, you've only heard half of the story!