Tsukiji Fish Market Food and Culture Walking Tour

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Tsukiji Fish Market Food and Culture Walking Tour
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Let’s explore Tsukiji, the vibrant market for the locals and the professional chefs for more than 80 years of history, to learn about the local culinary culture and to taste the best foods!

Meet up with one of our knowledgeable local guides at Tsukiji Honganji Temple and your guide will help you walk through our favorite local shops selling the best quality foods, drinks, kitchen utensils, etc.. You will get to see the both retail markets and the intermediate wholesale building and enjoy some of the free samples(Japanese green tea, Dashi soup etc..) along with the menu below.

Please enjoy the unique atmosphere of the market which miraculously survived the World War Ⅱ, where you often be able to see the face-to-face conversations between the buyers and the sellers, which is difficult to find elsewhere in Metropolitan Tokyo.

This tour includes;
1. Japanese omelet
2. Fried fish cake
3. Fresh Tuna sashimi
4. Sake
5. Sushi at a local Sushi restaurant
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In Brief

Location:
Chuo City, Japan
Country:
Japan
Duration:
3 hours
Operates:
Everyday except Wednesday and Sunday.
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Pass By: Tsukiji Honganji Temple, 3-15-1 Tsukiji, Chuo 104-0045 Tokyo Prefecture

Meet your guide in front of the gate of Tsukiji Honganji Temple at 8:15am and start exploring the Tsukiji fish market on this 3-hour food-focused tour.

Stop At: Tsukiji Jogai Market, 4-16-2 Tsukiji, Chuo 104-0045 Tokyo Prefecture

Soak up the sights, sounds, and smells, and learn about Tsukiji's 80-year history as the biggest fish market in Japan.

For local people, Tsukiji is a special place to buy the freshest, high-quality seafood and ingredients. This market is also special place for chefs and many chefs of Michelin-star restaurants come to Tsukiji in the morning to buy their ingredients.

While wandering through the colorful market, check out its fresh produce, from tuna to octopus tentacles, and get ready to eat and drink as the locals do. Learn about Japanese culture while sampling various kinds of symbolic Japanese foods along the way, such as Japanese-style omelettes, fried fish cakes, fresh tuna, Dashi soup and Katsuobushi (dried bonito), Japanese tea, sake, and sushi.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: The Tsukiji Market, 5-2-1, Tsukiji, Chuo 104-0045 Tokyo Prefecture

We will do food tour.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Tsukiji Hitachiya, 4-14-18 Tsukiji, Chuo 104-0045 Tokyo Prefecture

If you need kitchen tool, we stop by in the tour.

Stop At: 築地魚河岸遠重, Japan, 〒104-0045 Tōkyō-to, Chuo City, Tsukiji, 6 Chome−27−1 築地魚河岸海幸橋棟

We also pass by mini wholesale market to see hundreds kinds of freshest fishes!!

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Tsukiji Fish Market, 4-14-2 Tsukiji, Chuo 104-0045 Tokyo Prefecture

We conclude our tour at delicious Sushi restaurant!

Duration: 30 minutes

Inclusions

  • Local professional guide
  • Food (Japanese omelette, fried fish cake, fresh tuna, a cup of sake, a cup of Japanese tea, Sushi)
  • Snacks - Some complementary samples.

Exclusions

  • Hotel pickup/drop-off
  • Extra food and drinks
  • Other personal expenses
  • Transportation fee to meeting point

Departure Time

8:30 AM

Departure Point

Shin-ohashi-dori Avenue, Shin-ohashi-dori Ave, 3-chōme-15 Tsukiji, Chuo City, Tōkyō-to 104-0045, Japan

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant meal is not included.
  • Walking shoes are recommended.
  • Minimum drinking age is 20 years. So we offer another drink for under 20.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

My guide Lily was awesome!! I did this experience on my first day in Tokyo and it was a wonderful experience. The food choices where great and so fresh! Lily was kind and so patient with the group. Her English was great and she told us so much about the fish market including a little of the history of the market. Lily also gave us wonderful ideas and places to go in Tokyo. She went to above and beyond and even helped me get back to the train station. I will be forever grateful to her!!!
• Submitted 29 Jan 2020
Our guide was absolutely wonderful, lovely food. I could not fault it. Gold star to our guide - he looked after us so well
• Submitted 23 Jan 2020
Mazda was a wonderful guide for the tour. She was friendly, kind and knowledgeable. We enjoyed exploring the markets and tasting amazing things along the way! Highly recommend this tour and our guide.
• Submitted 09 Jan 2020
We had a really great time visiting this place. Our guide, Mrs. Yuki, was so kind and polite! She started the visit explaining some cultural and religious issues about the Tsukiji Hongwanji (temple), located just in front of the market. After that, we went to the Tsujiki experience, and I have to say, It's essential doing this with a local. They know exactly where to go and what to taste, so if you go alone, you will miss the essential. Highly recommended!
• Submitted 03 Jan 2020
Yoshi is my favorite tour guide to date.  She was professional, knowledgeable, and fun, with great taste in food and an excellent selection of stops. She even suggested things for me to do after the tour was over all of which turned out to be great fun.  I would do this tour again and recommend it it to all!
• Submitted 16 Dec 2019
We met our tour guide (Yoshi) and the rest of the group that morning. It was nice, as the group was a total of 4 people + Yoshi. She was a great guide and super knowledgeable as she took us around the fish market showing and explaining items found in the various vendor markets. My wife has celiac disease (so she can't eat anything with Gluten), and Yoshi was extremely helpful in advising what she could and couldn't try out while we were there, and even for the lunch, arranged for an alternative meal for her at the restaurant. This was so very much appreciated by us. We both found this tour to be both informative and very enjoyable, and would highly recommend the tour and Yoshi. For someone coming from the US to Tokyo, seeing the fish market was really interesting and a very unique experience, and would recommend it to everyone.
• Submitted 25 Nov 2019
My family loved this tour. The guide kept us eating and drinking for 2 hours! Tea, sake, beans, eggs, fish, fish, fish! We went back and bought. He gave us a map and marked the stalls. Wow. Thank you Toshi
• Submitted 11 Nov 2019
My wife and I had a great guide. The tour took us though the different areas around the market before we saw the tuna cutting demonstration. the food we were able to sample throughout the tour was very good. I would do this tour again
• Submitted 29 Oct 2019
I went on this tour on a Saturday morning while visiting Tokyo with two friends. It was one of the highlights our our trip. Our guide, Kyoko, was so sweet, funny, knowledgeable, and caring. She made sure that we, and the other couple on our tour, were able to take everything in at our own pace. The Tsukiji market has an amazing range of Japanese food and drink... it really is a great way to throw yourself into the 'foodie' culture of Tokyo. My favorite experiences were seeing tuna prepared for sushi and seeing the precision in making the Japanese omelet. Very highly recommended!
• Submitted 15 Oct 2019
Have to say this was a perfect way to start our 6 day stay in Toyko while visiting our son. Yoshino was so nice knowledgable and attenntive to every one. We learned so much about the culture, history, cooking,etc of Japan and the 3 hours flew by. The food sampling was tremendous and varied and by the end of the trip we were stuffed. The final stop at the sushi restaurant was extraodinary. I would highly recommend this tour in the beginning of your trip. Since the tour we have returned to Tsukiji Fish market every morning for the freshest tuna we will ever have in our lives. We totallly blew off the boring hotel meals to emerse ourselves in the area and different foods from what we are accustomed to. Again thank you so Yoshino and than you for warding the wonderful pictures you took during the tour. Arigato, Arigato and Arigato!!!!
• Submitted 14 Oct 2019
An excellent tour around the fish market in Tokyo. Fasinating insight into the various stalls at the market with some tastings along the way. The tour concluded with a very good Sushi lunch. Highly recommended.
• Submitted 10 Oct 2019
We went on a food tour with Kyoko at the Tsukiji Fish Market on Friday September 27. She was great tour guide and very knowledgeable. We tasted a variety of food, including fresh tuna, dashi, Japanese snacks etc and the tour ended in a standing sushi bar with sake. We had a wonderful time.
• Submitted 07 Oct 2019
Mazda-san was great! Kept us well informed and looked out for the group in terms of train schedules, stations, which tickets to buy, etc. If I had one (small) issue, it would be that it seemed like it took a while for the first tasting, but when that got going, we certainly had plenty of food to eat.
• Submitted 30 Sep 2019
Thank you Toshi-san for a great tour! Tsukiji market is extremely busy but this serves as a very good introduction to both the market and different Japanese foods. Loved the Japanese omelet, the wasabi beans, and especially the exquisite toro sashimi. Was able to return the next day by myself and easily navigate around, and also helped with ordering in restaurants, so would recommend this tour early in your Tokyo visit.
• Submitted 16 Sep 2019
My family enjoyed this tour. The guid, Saeko, was very nice! Wear comfortable shoes since you do a lot of walking.
• Submitted 20 Aug 2019
Fascinating insight into the area with a knowledgeable guide who knew the best places to stop and try the food and drink specialities. A hot day and we were a bit of a mixed bunch but she improvised well to make it enjoyable.
• Submitted 19 Aug 2019
Seeing Tsukiji market is intimidating, and having a guide made it accessible. Our guide was great. She was kind and very knowledgeable. The pace of the tour was perfect for us and our 7 and 10 year olds. We got to see a variety of different foods, and the samples were ample. Definitely go hungry! It's expensive, but once you factor in all the food you get, it's really quite reasonable. Recommended for families with kids, or adult-only groups.
• Submitted 16 Jul 2019
I am so glad to have signed up for this tour with Kioko. She provided us with a detailed understanding of the fish market. This was the highlight of our Tokyo adventures. I learned so much about the Japanese food, culture, traditions, and history. After the tour, we had a better appreciation of our surroundings. Our guide was AMAZING!
• Submitted 09 Jul 2019
Our tour of the fish market was great. Our guide, Seiko, was wonderful, making sure we got to see highlights and enjoy very special samples along the way. She was so knowledgeable and explained so much about the market. We got to see how some of the special Japanese food was made and got to pick out our own fresh tuna for lunch, We highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Our tour guide was Yuko and she was great! She was very attentive and informative. Highly recommend this tour and Yuko.
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
We had a lovely and amazing tour guide in Yoko! We happened to get lucky that the other people on our tour were unable to make it so we basically scored a private tour with her. She was very helpful in providing a very unique and amazing experience for us both. She took us to some very amazing spots and helped accommodate our requests when we looked for other types of fish that were not included in the itinerary (that we paid for of course but her expertise made it so that we picked the very best items) The sushi spot she took us to was exactly as described and was incredibly delicious! I would highly recommend this tour group, tour and tour guide!!! Will definitely be back Thanks for the memories!!!! Ally and Nick
• Submitted 03 Jul 2019
Our guide was called Skip and he was great. He was knowledgeable, interesting, and ensured we had a fantastic tour. The tastings and final sushi meal were all well chosen. Thumbs up!
• Submitted 18 Mar 2019
Was visiting solo on a business trip and decided to do this last minute, was a really great tour with a knowledgeable guide. Met some great people and glad we were able to get into the market before it moved.
• Submitted 19 Oct 2018
Toshi, not sushi great guide and a big thank you from all members of our family for a very informative and a very enjoyable morning with you, ending at one of the best sushi restaurants we have been to in Japan. Thank you Toshi
• Submitted 12 Sep 2018