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Tokyo Tsukiji Outer Market Walking Tour and Rolled Sushi Class

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Chuo City, Japan
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Take a fascinating 'deep dive' into Japanese seafood cuisine during this combination walking tour of Tsukiji Outer Fish Market and cooking class. Shop for the freshest ingredients amidst the labyrinth-style aisles of Tsukiji Outer Fish Market, showcasing everything from sushi-grade tuna to octopus tentacles. Then head to the largest gourmet cooking school in Asia as you learn to prepare traditional-style ‘washoku’ food items like sushi and a Japanese omelet. An English-speaking guide, transport, cooking ingredients and tools and lunch with a beverage are all included.
  • Explore Japanese culinary traditions during this combination Tsukiji Outer Fish Market walking tour and cooking lesson
  • Discover the wondrous array of seafood from tuna to tentacles for sale at Tsukiji Outer Fish Market (morning tour only)
  • Explore Japanese cooking during a course at one of Asia's largest gourmet cooking schools
  • Learn to prepare 'washoku' dishes, a Japanese cooking style that emphasizes homemade, traditional techniques
Meet your guide in front of Tsukiji Honganji Temple, located just outside the famous seafood market. Visit the popular Tsukiji Outer Fish Market and browse the shopping and sample tasting areas. As you wander the aisles of this colorful, chaotic market you’ll observe everything from giant tuna to sea urchin to octopus arranged for sale.

If you select the tour departing at noon, time permitting, you will stop at the Namiyoke Shrine to learn some tips about how to pray in a traditional way. Stop by some local shops with your friendly local guide and see some Japanese traditional knife and kitchen tools, local pickles and more.

Once you’ve had your ‘fill’ of seafood, proceed with your guide to the gourmet cooking studio of one of Asia’s largest culinary schools, boasting more than 150 studios throughout the region. Following the instruction of an experienced cooking teacher, you’ll learn to prepare two ‘washoku’ recipes, a style of Japanese cuisine emphasizing traditional and homemade techniques. This typically includes a sushi roll along with a Japanese-style omelet, called ‘tamagoyaki,’ plus side dishes.

Finish your session by digging into your tasty creations for lunch, enjoying your meal accompanied by your choice of wine, plum sake or soft drinks. You’ll leave with a full stomach and a newfound appreciation for the wondrous world of Japanese cuisine and its top-notch ingredients.

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Fish, Food and Fun
Hermine_v_Stetten
, Oct 2019
First part was a tour over the outer fishmarket with our awesome guide yoko who showed and explained us everything. We got a lot of information about traditional japanese food and could try everything (e.g. little dried crabs tasting like spicy crackers). After the tour we visited a modern equipped cooking school to learn to prepare a typical japanese meal. We had great fun and learned a lot with our enchanting chef Hiromi. Our conclusion: all thumbs up!!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
We are very happy you had a great time during our tour! thank you so much!
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Highly recommended!
Bushra Z
, Oct 2019
Both the guide and our teacher were so good and informative. They took their time to explain all things and answered all our questions. If there's only one guided tour you do, do this one!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
We are very happy you had a great time during our tour! thank you so much!
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Sushi sensational
Peter h
, Sep 2019
Great tour and tour guide! The ABC Japanese cooking school was wonderful and we made a complete sushi dinner with soup sashimi and sushi rolls we eat it all and cooked it all it was a ball
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Thank you for writing review for us. We are glad you had good time with us and hope our tour will be unforgettable memory of your Tokyo visit.
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Amazing Class
priscillafrancis723
, Aug 2019
Did this tour with 5 other friends and it was amazing. The fish tour of the market was interesting and we learned about the local food and customs. We took the bus to the cooking studio where we made sushi rolls and an an egg omelette. We ate and tasted sake. Everything was wonderful.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Thank you for writing review for us!!We are glad you had good time with us and hope our tour will be unforgettable memory of your Tokyo visit.
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A small group tour with great sights and a fun lesson
Max F
, Jun 2019
This tour was awesome! Great sights in the outer market and surrounding areas. Was nice to stop and enjoy the local fare too. Our tour leader was knowledgeable and fun. The cooking lesson at the end was also delightful and informative, plus delicious once all was done!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2019
We are so glad to hear that you liked our tour! Thank you so much for leaving warm review for us. We hope this tour and lesson will be unforgettable memories for you. Thank you:)
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Was great!!
Stay11842609126
, May 2019
We had a great time, fish market was interesting, guide was friendly and fun and the cooking class was really fun and yummy
icon Response from Host , Jul 2019
We are very happy you had a great time during our tour! thank you so much!
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Market Tour was a complete waste of money and time
jmillsnj
, Jul 2018
Our tour group consisted of 14 tourists and 3 tour guides, yet our lead guide did not have any means of standing out in a crowd (flag, umbrella, etc.). My daughter and I stopped to buy something, I made eye contact with one of the guides to ensure that someone knew we were stopping, and when I turned around after completing my purchase (less than a minute later), the group had vanished. My daughter and I spent the next 30 minutes searching for them, to no avail. I finally called the number on my confirmation page (my cell phone plan does not include out-of-country calls, so I still don't know what that call cost me), and the guide that answered seemed to not even know we were missing from the group. We arranged a spot to meet and then she spent the next 10 minutes or so giving us a quickie tour because I was so angry, I was ready to burst. We hardly experienced any of the fish market--we absolutely could have done better just going on our own. We did enjoy the cooking class afterward, but not enough to give this tour a good rating.
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We booked the day tour and lucked...
arbeaumarchais
, Mar 2018
We booked the day tour and lucked out because we were the old two people who had a reservation so we ended up having a private tour and cooking class. Our guide was so helpful and knowledgeable about the market. When traveling to Tokyo, seeing this market is a must do. The cooking class was such a fun experience as well. At the end we were able to try some Japanese traditional drinks as well. I would recommend this to anyone looking to learn more about Tokyo and sushi making.
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Fantastic tour, guide Narumi was...
Graeme W
, Mar 2018
Fantastic tour, guide Narumi was excellant and english translation of Japanese customs during outer market walk very informative. Cooking class a lot of fun and have new skill to expose to family.
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This was a really good tour. We...
Milos B
, Mar 2018
This was a really good tour. We enjoyed every part of the event. Tomo and Naomi were great guides and our cooking master, Kie was also terrific.

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