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Tokyo: Tsukiji Outer Market Food and Drink Walking Tour

1. Tokyo: Tsukiji Outer Market Food and Drink Walking Tour

Explore the famous outer area of the Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo on a guided tour. Learn about the culinary culture of Tokyo and what the top chefs do on their daily visits to the market. Enjoy a variety of traditional Japanese foods as you explore the market. After meeting your guide, begin your day eating and shopping like a local outside Tokyo's famous Tsukiji Market. Discover why so many of Japan's top chefs visit here daily to pick up the freshest ingredients. Navigate your way through the maze of seafood and learn from your guide about the market's history. Stroll past the many stalls and discover local Japanese foods. Watch as vendors carve massive bluefin tuna. Head to the vibrant stores selling the best quality foods at the outer market. Eat a variety of local foods, ranging from finger foods to delicacies. Learn from your knowledgeable guide the tips about local culinary culture. End the tour at an authentic sushi restaurant with a serving of fresh sushi before heading back to Tsukiji Station.

Tokyo: Tsukiji Market Walking Tour & Rolled Sushi Class

2. Tokyo: Tsukiji Market Walking Tour & Rolled Sushi Class

Get to know seafood's impact on Japanese cuisine on a guided tour of the Tsukiji Outer Fish Market and during a sushi rolling class. Meet your guide and tour the Tsukiji Outer Fish Market and experience its lively and messy and charmingly authentic atmosphere. Follow your guide and learn interesting things about the market and about Japanese seafood cuisine. Then, continue to the cooking school and learn how to prepare some of the most typical Washoku (traditional dishes) at Japan’s largest cooking school. Prepare authentic dishes, such as rolled sushi, Temari sushi, egg omelet, and miso soup. A professional instructor will show you various cooking techniques. Finish your experience by enjoying your creations for lunch.

Tokyo: Classic Tsukiji Food Tour

3. Tokyo: Classic Tsukiji Food Tour

Explore the Tsukiji Market on a tour with a local guide. Enjoy a delicious seafood breakfast and admire the fresh fish and produce that is presented amongst the many stalls of the Outer Market area as you stroll through the bustling passageways. Meet at the designated meet up point where your guide will give you an overview of the tour over a delicious cup of coffee, After the coffee, walk around the outer market with around 700 stalls in the fish section and 120 shops in the fruit and vegetable section, each unique in their own way. Spend time touring the inner wholesale market, seeing some of the world's best seafood specialists that make Tsukiji world famous. Stop off and get a blessing at the local shrine. Take a small tasting break and then tour the bustling outer market where you will try famous dishes from the area, learn about the history, controversy, and possible future of the market community and end your tour with a delicious sweet snack. During the outer market experience, you will find many great things to purchase. Most vendors do not take credit cards so please bring cash in local Japanese currency so you can bring home some wonderful souvenirs.

Tokyo: Tsukiji Fish Market Discovery Tour

4. Tokyo: Tsukiji Fish Market Discovery Tour

Spend your morning exploring Tsukiji Fish Market, the largest market of its kind in the world. The wholesale portion of the market where the famous tuna auction takes place has moved from the original Tsukiji site, a few kilometers across the water to Toyosu, but Tsukiji still is the best place to check and try all the products sold in Toyosu. Start by wandering through Tsukiji’s outer market brimming with vibrant food stalls and retail shops. This is the place to be if you’re looking for the freshest and dare say, most delicious sushi breakfast one could ever hope for. With over 2,500 tons and 450 types of fish coming through the market every day, you’re bound to come across some foods and fish you’ve never seen before. Squid jerky, anyone? Or perhaps scrambled eggs on a stick? No matter what kind of unusual snacks you may encounter, Tsukiji promises to be an experience for all five senses. Along the way, your tour guide will explain about the history of the market, all the different seafoods on offer, the legendary tuna auction (not included in the tour) and what a typical day is like for all the vendors who work inside the inner markets. Stop to sample a couple of fresh foods and you’re free to try any additional snacks at your own expense that may catch your eye or make you drool. Of course, it can be difficult to know where to start so your guide will point out some recommendations as well. Once you’re finished snacking, make your way to a nearby sake shop for a tasting and be introduced to Japan’s beloved beverage of choice. Learn how to taste the difference between different sakes and about the role it has played in Japanese culture. Be sure to make your favorite known. As tour groups are prohibited from entering the inner markets, you’ll be left at the door to Tsukiji’s inner markets, where you can go explore on your own. Watch your step because things can “get a little fishy” as you carefully maneuver through the market’s chaotic, narrow and wet streets. Though visitors are not allowed to take photos inside the inner market, you won’t forget this extraordinary experience. But before you go off on your own, don’t forget to ask your local guide for tips on where else to visit during your stay in Tokyo.

Tokyo: Guided Walking Tour of Tsukiji Market with Breakfast

5. Tokyo: Guided Walking Tour of Tsukiji Market with Breakfast

Enjoy a tasting of Japanese street food for breakfast as you walk through the busy streets of the famous Tsukiji Outer Market in Tokyo on a guided tour. Savor a variety of freshly prepared fish and meat specialties while learning about the local culture. Begin your tour at the main gate of Tsukiji Hongwanji Temple and admire its unique ancient Buddhist-inspired architecture from the exterior. Venture to Tsukiji Outer Market, one of the largest wholesale fish markets in the world and a popular destination among food lovers. Marvel at the market's charismatic workers and unusual products as you pass by restaurants, shops, stalls, and other businesses. During your visit, delight your palate with 7 tastings that will include grilled seafood or beef skewers, a Japanese-style omelette, tuna sandwiches, fried fish paste skewers, a drink, a sample of Japanese tea, and a sample of dashi soup stock.

Tokyo: Off the Beaten Path Private Guided Tour

6. Tokyo: Off the Beaten Path Private Guided Tour

Explore Tokyo in your own way with a private licensed guide. Let the guide know what special requests you have for the day and they will tailor your itinerary accordingly. All guides hold the nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification. It is issued by the Japanese government and requires a good understanding of Japanese culture and history. If you want to experience authentic local life, the backstreets of Yanaka, Shibamata, Fukagawa, and Asakusa are recommended. This tour feature a morning pickup at your hotel in Tokyo, then a visit to any number of possible sites. You can customize your itinerary according to the specific places you want to visit. See a suggested itinerary below.  First stop is the Shibamata neighborhood, where many historical shops can be found. Some have even been there for over a hundred years. It’s a great place to sample some classic Japanese snacks and street food, such as senbei, soy sauce crackers, and chewy rice balls. Next, head to the Yanaka Ginza neighborhood. Even among locals, it’s a lesser-known area that retains its old-Japan charm. Edo-era shops and restaurants line a small shopping street. Though the shops include modern 100-yen stores, there are many handicrafts, ceramics, and street food stores too. If you’ve become a fan of Japanese food during your travels, Kappabashi Street is a place to bring home something to cook or serve your own Japanese food with. Kappabashi is a long street lined with kitchen shops, plus the occasional kitchen clothing or fake food store. Other popular places you could visit on this tour include the Nezu and Sendagi areas, the Fukagawa Edo Museum, and the Asakusa district.

Private Efficient Tokyo Walking Tour with Tokyo 1-DAY Ticket

7. Private Efficient Tokyo Walking Tour with Tokyo 1-DAY Ticket

This is completely custom order tour. After the booking, you can choose recommend route or select from area. For example, recommend route is to go Asakusa first, get on the Sumida River Cruise and enjoy Hamarikyu Gardens etc. in Asakusa, you will learn a lot about traditional Japanese culture and foods, such as how to recognize temples and shrines by seeing Senso-ji temple and Asakusa shrine, finding Japanese traditional cooling tool “Sensu” or a folding fan, “Manekineko” or a beckoning lucky cat doll, Kimono, Ninja socks etc. Lunch will be taken at your request or how about trying eating “Dojyo” or loach, traditional notorious food in old Edo days. From Asakusa, you can get on a 35 minutes Sumida River Cruise to Hamarikyu Gardens. You can enjoy the river side Tokyo scenery from the ship. Hamarikyu Gardens is a traditional Japanese garden having over 350 year history with 250,000㎡(64 acres) space. You will learn the history of Edo and Tokyo here by the guide. Depending on your request, your final destination will be flexible, such as Imperial Palace or Meiji Shrine etc. You could make the best use of one day free ticket with the guide. ★Recommend route Your hotel - Tsukiji outer market- Tsukiji Honganji - Hamarikyu garden - Water bus ride- Asakusa - Ginza - Your hotel ★Select from Area★ 1. Asakusa area Sensoji temple ,Nakamise-Dori,Kappabashi Dougugai,Tokyo Sky Tree 2. Ueno area Ueno Park, Ameyoko (Shopping Street) 3. Yanaka area Yanaka Ginza(There are many small temples, boutiques and ateliers.) 4. Tsukiji and Ginza area Tsukiji Outer Market, Honganji Temple,Shopping Street(Ginza), Kabukiza Theater 5. Shinjyuku area Shinjuku Gyoen National Park, Observation room of Tokyo metropolitan city hall,Samurai Museum 6. Shibuya and Harajyuku area Shibuya Scramble Crossing, Takeshita Dori (Shopping street),Meiji Jingu Shrine 7. Akihabara Electronics Shops Town 8. Other area If you have any requests, please feel free to ask us.

Tokyo: Tsukiji Market Guided Tour & Sushi-Making Experience

8. Tokyo: Tsukiji Market Guided Tour & Sushi-Making Experience

Join a guided foodie experience that is a mix of a local market tour and a cooking class. Walk through the Tsukiji Market glistening with fresh fish, and find out where top chefs go shopping. Then, take part in a sushi-making masterclass with an instructor, with all ingredients included. Start by meeting your guide and venturing into the streets of Tsukiji Outer Market, Japan's most famous market and once the largest seafood market in the world. Browse through a colorful variety of freshly sliced sashimi, dried seaweed, fruits, vegetables, tuna, and other cooking items on sale. Walk past expert merchants at work and visit the stores where Michelin-star chefs buy their produce. Learn about the history of this fascinating area from your guide. After getting familiar with the market, purchase fresh fish for your sushi-making experience. Then, take public transportation to travel to a state-of-the-art kitchen. Learn what goes behind making nigiri sushi (traditional hand-rolled sushi), hosomaki sushi (thin sushi rolls), and gunkanmaki sushi (sushi wrapped in nori seaweed with a soft topping of your choice). After learning about the history of the cuisine and hygiene techniques, it's time to get to work. Make your own under the supervision of an expert instructor. Finally, get introduced to Japanese dining etiquette and sit down to enjoy the rich taste of your own handmade sushi.

Tokyo: Seafood and Sightseeing Tour

9. Tokyo: Seafood and Sightseeing Tour

Learn more about Japanese views on religion on this tour, as well as getting a thorough introduction to the country's best seafood dishes at Tsukiji Market. After meeting your guide, head to a 300-year-old Buddhist temple and learn more about Japanese worship traditions.  Next, head to Tsukiji Market, the cradle of seafood in Tokyo, and the place where famous sushi chefs buy their seafood every morning. Soak up the lively atmosphere of this revered location as you wander around the various stalls. Feel free to sample some dishes from street food vendors and ask your guide for recommendations. Before lunch, pay a visit to the market's observatory and witness all the hustle and bustle from above. Finish your tour with a delicious seafood lunch. Sit down to a yummy donburi bowl at a seafood restaurant. Vegetarian options are available as well. Sip on a glass of Japanese beer or sake with your finger food or seafood bowl. This is one of the Japanese' favorite ways to enjoy Tsukiji—a cold beer with excellent seafood.

Tokyo: Food and Culture Private Guided Tour

10. Tokyo: Food and Culture Private Guided Tour

Explore the food and culture in Tokyo in your own way with a private licensed guide. Let the guide know what special requests you have for the day and they will tailor your itinerary accordingly. All guides hold the nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification. It is issued by the Japanese government and requires a good understanding of Japanese culture and history. This tour feature a morning pickup at your hotel in Tokyo, then a visit to any number of possible sites. You can customize your itinerary according to the places you want to visit. See a suggested itinerary below.  First stop is the Tsukiji Fish Market, where lots of the raw materials for Tokyo’s food scene come from. If you want to try fresh sushi for breakfast, this is the place to do it. There’s nothing like beginning your day with fresh, sweet, raw fish. Next, explore the neighboring Toyosu market.  Ameyoko Shopping Street is a bustling street that is jam-packed with everything you could need including clothes and electronics. A lot of the products already have a good discount, but if they don't, you can test out your negotiating skills. By the time you arrive at Kappabashi Street, you will already be a big fan of Japanese food, and will now be wondering how to cook it. Kappanashi Street is where you can buy all the cooking tools and kitchenware needed to prepare Japanese food.

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What people are saying about Tsukiji Outer Market

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 889 reviews

Our guide Yeonmi was just a godsend, booked online at the last minute. She helped us navigate Tokyo with great insights into the culture and ways of the Japanese people. She was funny, considerate and helpful to the utmost. Her advice on how best to utilise our short time in Tokyo was invaluable in making the most of our trip. We cannot recommend her enough.

100% recommended. We had a lot of fun, we met, ate and lived the experience like a local riding a bike around the city. Hiro was very kind and careful, we loved the tour with him.

We had a good time with Yoko. She took us around the market and found us fresh Bluefin Tuna. We finished the tour with a Sake and Sushi brunch. Informative tour on a cold day.

The guide was very good English speaker and well know of the area. We really enjoyed the tour guide until the last minutes. I really recommend.

Comprehensive and illustrative insights on the market and Japanese food - we really enjoyed it!