Guided tour

Tokyo: Tsukiji Outer Market Food and Drink Walking Tour

Activity provider: Japan Wonder Travel

Tokyo: Tsukiji Outer Market Food and Drink Walking Tour

Activity provider: Japan Wonder Travel
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From US$ 93.40 per person

Likely to sell out

Dive into the fascinating world of local seafood during this 3-hour tour at the famous Tsukiji Fish Market (outside area) and Uogashi wholesaler market with a local and friendly guide.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 6 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the maze of Japanese food vendors at this sprawling food market
  • Sample a range of bonito, sushi, sake, fresh tuna and local omelets etc.
  • Learn about the history of the market and Japanese food culture
Full description

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.

Includes
  • Walking tour
  • Guide
  • Food (menu of Japanese omelet, fried fish cake, fresh tuna, Japanese tea, katsuobushi, dashi stock, and sushi)
  • Sake
  • Meals for infants
  • Tips (optional)
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Date

Meeting point

Meet your guide at the main gate of Tsukiji Honganji-Temple when the tour starts

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • This is a group tour
  • There is a moderate amount of walking involved in this tour
  • The minimum drinking age is 20
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 168 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Service
    4.8/5
  • Organization
    4.8/5

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I am so glad I did this tour as part of a recent two-week trip to Tokyo -- it was a highlight for sure. Yuko was an outstanding tour guide -- all five of the people on my tour agreed unanimously. She told us from the start that she was leading a "cultural tour of Japan through food" and she delivered. Yuko was responsive to particular interests in the group, including a desire to try fresh uni. She clearly knew the market and guided us to the best places, including the freshest tuna imaginable, the merchant who supplies tea and nori to half of the Michelin-starred restaurants in Japan, and a coffee shop that John Lennon and Yoko Ono used to go to. She averted disaster quickly and smoothly when two restaurants we had as lunch options were closed or booked -- our group hardly noticed the hiccup in plans. Beyond being an wonderful tour guide, Yuko was a fun conversationalist at lunch. I cannot recommend this tour enough, both for real "foodies" and complete novices at Japanese culture.

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November 25, 2022

I highly recommend! Our guide Tak was very friendly, knowledgeable and fun. He explained things that we would have never known about without a guided tour. The food was very yummy too! So glad we booked this tour. Thanks again to Tak for a lovely morning, we learned so much.

November 17, 2022

Our tour guide was Yoko and it was not only her friendliness was an enrichment but also her knowledge about the different stands, the history and cultural aspects regarding the food market and Japan overall. Whenever we had a question to one of the sellers, she’d help getting them answered. I was gifted the tour and was not sure what to expect but would definitely recommend, as we would have missed out on so many interesting facts without her! Many thanks

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November 13, 2022

Product ID: 121812