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My husband and I had so much fun. Our tour guide, yoko, was incredible sweet and accommodating to what we wanted to see and do. Our sushi teacher was very patient and explained her craft very well. We bought the mat needed for sushi rolls and already talking about having a sushi making party when we get back home!
Our guide, Nao, was excellent. We first went to the fish market, but were not allowed inside the actual market. Instead, we quickly walked through some of the alleys around the market. So, we didn't see or experience much of the actual market, but I think most of us were on the tour for the sushi making class, so that's OK. The class itself was fantastic and well worth it. Great instructors and a lot of fun. We started with scaling, cleaning/gutting and filleting the fish. Then we learned how to make hand rolls, nigiri, and maki. It was one of the best things we did in Tokyo.
The guide Yoko was extremely helpful and delightful. The sushi chef had a great sense of humour and is highly skilled. We learned a tremendous amount and had a lot of fun making and then eating our own sushi. We highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in Japanese cuisine. The fish markets were full of exciting smells and exotic looking food products.
If you are going to Tokyo do this! Not early enough to see the fish auction and the tour guide was not allowed to take us inside. However, the market going on outside was awesome. Like a giant farmers market with fish as well as farm products. The sushi class was fun as well as educational. We had one of the few women sushi chefs and she was perfect!
We had a lot if fun, enjoyed the learning experience and loved eating our finished sushi. We recommend this experience to anyone interested in Japanese food
This was great! the guide was so nice and willing to provide extra help/info. The sushi making course was great (beware, you dont make sushi rolls because those are not actually japanese!). One thing I wouldve liked is if the market tour was a little longer, but overall i recommend this!
Another brilliant tour. We can't wait to try out our newly learned Sushi making skills.
The chef was very interesting to watch.
A little rushed at the start but the sushi making was brilliant. It covers everything including filleting fish. We completed it early and had the opportunity to go back to the fish markets for a more intimate tour.
Great experience and I really learned how to make sushi! Although I still need to learn how to make the rice. It is an interesting class as you are mixed into a real class with local people also in attendance. The teacher doesn't speak English but the guide was great at translating for us. The fish was fresh and delicious! And you get a lot of fish so definitely worth the price. The only thing is that we did not actually go to the fish market before the class, we went to the outer market, which was really cool and had lots of fish and other fresh foods and local ingredients and tools but it would have been nice to also visit the fish market. But I loved every minute of it and would highly recommend it to anyone!!
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)
I hadn't planned on doing a tour during my trip to Japan but stumbled across your tour while searching for activities in Tokyo. It was really worthwhile and I had a great time. I was met promptly at the agreed upon meeting spot and we stopped at other hotels to pick up other folks for various tours. Taken to the bus station to meet up with the tour guide, Takai (sp?). There were only 3 of us on this tour-which was a great. Takai had lived in New York, spoke excellent English and had a great, outgoing personality-perfect for this type of job. He walked us through the fish market and pointed out various foods/fish and after about an hour there, we went to the Sushi school. It was not a tourist racket but an actual school, we were the only Non Japanese in the place. Learned how to filet a fish, and to make Maki, Nigiri and handrolls as well as Tamago. It looks so simple but it takes years to master and while I probably wont be making Sushi at home, (cant' get good quality fish here where I live)-at least I'd be willing to try now. Afterwards, Takai helped us out with where we planned to go next-and walked me to my train station (definitely needed that assist). I made the arrangements online and had no problem whatsoever..and would use Viator's services again. The hardest part for me was getting to the initial meeting spot since I was staying an hour outside Tokyo and had to navigate the train system with transfers during rush hour to get to the hotel to meet up with our guide! Now THAT was an adventure.