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The tour was conducted by Tour guide Naoko. She was amazing, without her we would have been lost in a maze of Tsukiji stalls and pathways. She taught us a few handy Japanese words, introduced us to many traditional delicacies, and took us to a great out of the way sushi place for lunch.
From the moment we met our Tour Leader, Masaki Higashida, we knew we were in for an experience of a lifetime. His command of the English language and knowledge of Tokyo was outstanding. The tour of Asakusa included visiting a temple and participating in some of the traditional rituals of getting our fortunes, incense burning and prayer, plus sampling some unique foods in the market. Next it was off to Tsukiji Market and a close up look into the Japanese fish trading industry, amazing! Finally we went to a very Traditional Japanese sushi restaurant for a private demonstration and hands on lesson in the art of sushi making and then we lunched on our own creations. At the end of our tour, our guide made sure we knew exactly how to get back to our hotel. For anyone wanting to learn more about the Japanese culture and partake in a sushi making lesson, this is an absolute must, you will not be sorry you went on this tour.
Thanks to Tae we had a great day
We had limited time to see a huge city and Tae got us to all the right spots! She is great guide
was spot on in her choices and we blitzed the metro like locals!! The highlight was definitely Tsukiji market destined to close later this year
Get cracking call Tae!
Doing what: Tokyo Private Custom Full-Day Walking Tour
It was a very enjoyable, informative, and delicious tour. We toured the outer part of the Tsukiji Fish Market first then our guide provided a map of the market and we were given time to explore the market on our own.
Afterwards, we went for our sushi making lesson in Ginza. A brief history of sushi was given and a sushi chef demonstrated how to fillet a fish. We were then taught how to make sushi rolls and nigiri sushi. At the end of the lesson, we were given a certificate for completing the class. Along with the sushi that we had made, we were provided with three pieces of tempura to eat. It was very filling.
At the end, our guide also provided a map and directions on how to return to our hotel by train. Our guide was friendly, knowledgeable, and very helpful.
It was fantastic! Yasushi and Yoko were good guides and enjoyed biking around Odaiba and Tsukiji Market. I have heard about these places but had never been there. I even recommend Japanese tourists to take this tour because it was informative and fun with some people from all over the world! I enjoyed very much. Thanks!
This tour was a great way to see the outer market at Tsukiji as well as have a fun sushi-making lunch in the nearby Ginza district. Our tour guide was also particularly excellent.
The tour is done by a pair of freelance-tour guides, they recently opened up a school teaching English as a second-language, which goes to show how passionate they are in this service.
The Quraz Building isn’t hard to find at all because it’s right above Kachidoki Station. , with free wifi in the Tokyo metro lines, you are able to whatsapp the guides if you expect to be late.
First of all they will assign you one bike and teach you how to lock the bike with their password locks. Then they gave us five minutes of adjusting to the bike. The bikes we rode around are well-maintained foldable bikes. The foldable-bike I rode on was quite comfortable, and it even comes with a cute complementary mineral-water bottle on a bottle-holder. (I recommend that you need to at least know HOW to ride a bike because being unable to means you are gonna slow everyone down.)
The tour to Tsukiji Market involves walking along the food-street where you can buy really good Tamago sticks and grilled Oyster. It started to rain a little and the tour guides were quite prepared for that and gave us all ponchos for us to wear. Luckily the rain didn’t last very long and we were able to continue the tour while wearing our ponchos. There IS a heavy-rain alternative where we could travel by public transport but JUST HOPE this doesn’t happen…
Anyway don’t mean to spoil anything for you fellas but do expect crossing the Rainbow Bridge where many breathtaking photos can be taken and riding along the pier in Odaiba, where EVEN more photo-opportunities can be taken… The guide on the history, background and upcoming sights in the surroundings were quite well-done and prepared. The couple doesn’t mind being asked to repeat if you miss it. Their English is very fluent too!
Throughout the journey across Tokyo and the sea, the guides will cycle on both ends of the group for our safety.
There’s much more to just a bike tour, I rate it 5 stars for a very relaxing, non-rushed bike tour!
I had a great fun and educational day at the tsukiji market and making my own sushi lunch. my companion for the day Yuko was fun to hang out with and was very helpful. I had a terrific day with her and would recommend your service without hesitation. g (31718957)
The whole tour was fantastic, Viator was great, from ease of booking right through to organization of the tour pick up at the hotel, to Tsukiji market and finally with the sushi course. Having an English interpreter and a great sushi master made the course fun and I learned heaps. I am a pro chef myself and I found the course valuable! Thank you so much, highly recommended! This is a must do course whilst in Tokyo!
This was a very solid tour. went with my wife and found that there was only 1 other person on the tour besides the guide, so it was a very personalized tour. We walked all through Tsukiji and saw things we never would have found on our own. Then we walked through a nearby market, had some truly superb sake and then finished by visiting a shrine and having some delicious tea and authentic Japanese desserts. The tour was a bit long and we were definitely fatigued at the end, but this is recommended.
Sushi making class was very enjoyable with professional sushi chef teaching us the classics in sushi making however, not enough time in the Tsukiji Fish market.
Lunch could have been better for the amount of money that was charged. We had assumed that we would be eating in one of the restaurants in the Tsukiji Fish Market area
This should just be called the Sushi Making Class. The guide dropped us off outside of Tsukiji Market and left to us on the corner and were told to meet her back there at 9:00am. There was no tour of Tsukiji Market. However the Sushi Class was great I highly recommend that!
It was great experience to take a sushi making class however I would like to make a note that the tour did not include the Tsukiji Fish market tour as we expected. It was very short walk through outer side of the market where you really do not see the excitement of the buyers and sellers in the market itself. I wish this tour described that in advance so you know what to anticipate. Otherwise the tour guide was very funny and enthusiastic lady that made our tour memorable and unforgettable.
HORRIBLE!!! Not even close to the 107 we paid and not a private tour. First of all we had to pay for the subway tickets ourselves and our guide. Our guide was nice but was not very informative and walked way too fast for our group. Sumo stable consisted of standing outside the stable and looking through a row of windows at their practice session. No place to sit and watch, only standing behind other people and behind a row of people sitting inside the stable.Guide offered no insight into what was going on or how these athletes lived. Next was a walk through Asakusa which we could have just done to ourselves. Again little insight into the temple. The water bus ride only 740 yen-approx 7 was again something you can do on your own. We walked through the gardens 300 yen and then was literally dropped off at the Tsukiji market and our guide immediately left with no info on the market itself. Also we were quoted a 3-4 km walk approx 2.5 mi. We measured our walking at over 13 km 8 mi. Feel totally ripped off...and exhausted.
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