An interesting and informative tour of the area around Tsukiji Fish Market. Unfortunately, the walk around which used to be part of this tour is no longer possible as, at present, the outer market can no longer be visited until later in the morning and the tour, to fit everything in, starts quite early. However, there are still many interesting places to visit in the public market outside. The tour guide was informative, friendly, and helpful. After the market visit, the tour moves on to the sushi making course which is excellent and solved the puzzle as to how these items are made. We will certainly try it at home now. Afterwards, we ate our creations which more than adequately served as our lunch. We would have given this 5 stars but have reduced it to 4 due to the more limited tour of the outer market, arising due to recently implemented Tsukiji Market restrictions. However, the same restrictions will surely affect all such tours. As an introduction to Tsukiji Market and sushi making we found it to be most interesting and excellent fun.
This was a fantastic tour. Touring the outer fish market was fascinating and the kids really enjoyed sampling various items from the different stores. The crab soup and wasabi nori were definite winners.
The sushi making was heaps of fun. Our sushi master was very funny and very patient with our kids. We got to make various kinds of sushi. The best part was eating it for our lunch, although we couldn't finish it because there was so much food.
Very highly recommend this tour.
Touring the outer market, you could see the variety of food and snacks that the Japanese culture offers. Though with the limited time, you cannot just casually queue for the good eats there which is a minor difficulty.
The inner market offers a view into what really goes on behind the kitchen, food preparation. And the fruit market, gives a glance into the large variety and quantity of food that goes through Tokyo in a day.
Onto the Sushi Making, it was fun and detailed, the ingredients fresh and delicious. The chef in charge of the demonstration was very lively and you could just get caught up in the atmosphere and mood.
I went on this tour as a solo traveler and it was great! Our guide, Toshi, was enthusiastic and spoke excellent English. He allowed time for us to buy anything we saw during the market tour. He was also very helpful in interacting with the market shop owners and letting us try samples of the food during the market visit. The sushi making experience was the highlight, and was based in a professional kitchen named 'Tokyo Sushi Academy'. We were taught to make more than 10 types of sushi with high quality ingredients, and the instructor spoke English well too. I would highly recommend this trip.