• Location: Tokyo, Japan
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
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Take a deep dive into the fascinating world of Japanese seafood during this 3.5-hour tour at world-famous Tsukiji Fish Market. Rub shoulders with Michelin-starred chefs as they shop for ingredients at this sprawling, 80-year-old market for all things aquatic. Investigate the various stalls selling fish, shellfish and everything in between, and sample Japanese favorites like sushi, dried bonito, fresh oysters, sake and more. A local guide and all food on the tour are included.

Highlights

  • Explore the maze of seafood vendors at this sprawling seafood market
  • Sample a range of bonito, sushi, sake, fresh oysters, and Japanese omelettes
  • Rub shoulders with Japan's Michelin-starred chefs as they shop for ingredients
  • Learn about the history of the market and cultural importance of seafood to Japanese locals
  • Eat and drink like a Japanese local
  • Great way to get a sense for Japan's unique culinary culture

What You Can Expect

Food Tour of Tsukiji Fish Market

Fish market & try many tasty foods!!

Eat and shop like a Japanese local during this immersive, 3.5-hour, food-themed trip inside Tokyo’s famous Tsukiji Market. If you want to get a sense for Japanese culinary culture, you couldn’t possibly start at a better place.

Meet up with your guide at Tsukiji Honganji Temple, just outside the market’s main gate, in the morning. As you navigate your way through this labyrinth of all things seafood, learn from your guide about the market’s history and why many Japan’s top chefs visit here daily to pick up the freshest-quality ingredients. You never know what you might find as you stroll past the stalls of this amazing food center. You might see piles of sea urchin (uni) stacked neatly in boxes, watch as vendors carve massive Bluefin tuna or spot puffer fish floating in tanks.

With all this walking, you’re sure to work up an appetite. Luckily, you’ll sample a tasty assortment of Japanese foodstuffs like sushi, Japanese-style omelettes, Japanese tea, sake, fried fish cakes and fresh oysters to help fuel your exploration. Finish your trip back at Tsukiji Station.

Customer Reviews

DAVID K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2018

Toshi, not sushi great guide and a big thank you from all members of our family for a very informative and a very enjoyable morning with you, ending at one of the best sushi restaurants we have been to in Japan. Thank you Toshi

Victoria L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2018

The lady we had was amazing! She made sure that we all stayed together and we got to try a lot of interesting foods. Her English was really good too and she was great with my then 4 year old daughter. We got to have little souvenirs here and there and I really appreciated how kind she was. She was even willing to help me exchange some old bills to current yen. Wonderful tour and woman. I recommend however, wearing waterproof boots/shoes in the inner fish market area. Lots of icy water, so you don't want to accidentally step in a puddle and have wet fishy feet.

Kelly C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

My tour of the Tsukiji Fish Market was terrific! Our wonderful guide Jun was very knowledgeable, polite, and friendly as she led us through the crowded streets and stalls in the outer, middle, and inner markets. Along the way we sampled rice balls, beans, deep fried fish cakes, omelets, tuna sashimi, and sake. Plus, watched expert chefs at work and saw a wide variety of fish, eels, seaweed, caviar, knives, etc. The tour was well-paced, educational, and great fun. Our moveable feast ended with an excellent lunch at a standing sushi bar. Ill never forget the sounds, smells, and tastes, it was the highlight of my trip to Tokyo. Thanks Jun for making it such an enjoyable experience!

Devin T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

I went on the Tsukiji Fish Market tour with my wife and 11-year-old son. Our tour guide was Naoko. Naoko was very knowledgeable about the market. We were able to sample a variety of different food items. Naoko was easily able to explain what we were eating and provided in depth answers to our questions. She timed our tour so that we got back to an area of the market that provides a show as they cut into a giant tuna! She even made the tour interesting for my son. I must add that Naoko went above and beyond what a regular tour guide would do during our tour. My son ended up getting sick during the tour. Without going into all the details, Naoko took care of my son like he was her own child. She handled the situation perfectly and helped my son feel better. Since my wife and I were strangers in a foreign country, we were overwhelmed with how to handle the situation. Having Naoko with us was a life saver! She knew exactly what to do and where to go. If anyone is considering this tour, I strongly recommend Naoko as your tour guide.

Shelliann K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

We had a FABULOUS time at the Tsukiji Fish Market with Sachimi! She led us though the market with ease and with great explanations of what we were seeing. We consumed Japanese omelet, fried fish cake, fresh oyster ahi if you don't eat oysters, cherries, Japanese tea, Katsuobushi, sake and sushi. I highly recommend this tour for the first time and returning Tsukiji visitors, it makes a big difference when you have a seasoned shopper guiding you! Thank you Sachimi! :

Hana

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

This was an amazing and very tasty tour of the market. Definitely a tour I would do again!

Marco G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Delicious food!

Yoshiko N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Our guides were knowledgeable, attentive and most of all fun! The sushi we ate at the end of the tour was the best we've ever had! We definitely would book again.

Roxana G Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

We really enjoyed this tour! Our guide took time to explain various traditional Japanese foods and different ways to prepare them. We saw an amazing array of ingredients and the samples were quite good. We had time to also purchase a few special goodies which we would not have been able to find otherwise.

Glenn E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Wow what a tour. A Fabulous insight into the many splendours of Japanese Food. I don't want to tell you too much but this was the highlight of my Visit. Mami Goto our guide, was the most helpful, inspiring and knowledgeable guide- she knows many of the food vendors and encourages you to sample allsorts of great food. A Truly inspirational person who is the best guide I have ever toured with.

It is a must do Tour!

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