Tokyo: Classic Tsukiji Food Tour

4.9 / 5

23 reviews

Tokyo: Classic Tsukiji Food Tour

From $175 per person

See the largest fish market in the world from an insider’s perspective. Visit hidden gems and enjoy special Tsukiji breakfast. Spend time touring the inner wholesale market- seeing some of the 700+ seafood specialists that make Tsukiji world famous.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 3 hours
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the intermediate market building with over 65 fish market vendors that elected to remain in Tsukiji
  • Enjoy breakfast at a local restaurant with food tastings from the Tsukiji Outer Market area
  • Drink green tea with wagashi and enjoy other traditional Japanese sweets
  • Explore regional food from all around Japan
  • Learn about the background and history of the area with a local guide
Full description
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. Many guests like to purchase a Japanese cooking knife as a memory of our Tsukiji day, knives range from 5000 yen to 70,000 yen or more (US$50.00 to US$700.00).
Includes
  • One drink
  • Full Tsukiji Specialty Seafood Breakfast
  • 4 Food Stops
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Tips
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
COVID-19 precautions

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

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Participants

Date

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Meeting point

Turret Coffee Shop in Tsukiji, Take Exit 2. Your guide will be there holding a sign.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers

Know before you go

  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult. A copy of your passport is required for those aged 10 and above.
  • Walking Level Advanced
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 23 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5.0/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Service
    5.0/5
  • Organization
    5/5
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Asami was amazing!!! She did an exceptional job of taking us around the fish market, explaining Japanese culture and importance, and the fish she had us taste was out of this world!! I would definitely recommend this tour (and specifically Asami as your tour guide!) if you’re going to Tokyo!

December 17, 2019

Great Fun and Knowledgable Guide

After a stumbling block with dates (my fault) we were able to rearrange this tour a week later and so glad we did. Ryan our guide was knowledgable, kind and courteous. We very much needed his input into some of the fish, vegetables and fruits on show. Great breakfast stop and a few delicacies on our way through the market. Very enjoyable 3 hours.

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October 6, 2019

Excellent journey with Ayumi!

Our private tour of the Tsukiji Market with Ayumi was fantastic and stands as a highlight of our trip. While we knew that we would be capable of navigating the market ourselves and that the fish auctions were moved months ago we still thought it would be helpful to have a local, experienced, native speaker guide us through the market. We could not have been more right, Ayumi is a very considerate and thoughtful host and showed us far more than we would have explored on our own. Her intimate knowledge of the various vendors and personal passion for the foods truly set her apart and paired perfectly with our interests! I would definitely recommend Arigato and specifically Ayumi to anyone seeking a local expert to help them navigate the bustling market!

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April 24, 2019

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