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Tokyo: Tsukiji Fish Market Guided Tour with Tastings

1. Tokyo: Tsukiji Fish Market Guided Tour with Tastings

Explore the culinary wonderland of the Tsukiji Outer Market with a knowledgeable local guide and sample some delicious local treats along the way. Learn about the outer market as you make your way through its maze of narrow lanes lined with 400 shops. Listen as your guide explains the tricks of the trade and reveals the market's best-kept secrets. Chat to vendors and sample the local delicacies. Once your tour is over, stay at the market and continue shopping or visit one of the restaurants. Ask your guide for recommendations on the best areas and restaurants to visit.

Tokyo: Tsukiji Outer Market Food and Drink Walking Tour

2. Tokyo: Tsukiji Outer Market Food and Drink Walking Tour

Explore the famous outer area of the Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo on a guided tour. Learn about the culinary culture of Tokyo and what the top chefs do on their daily visits to the market. Enjoy a variety of traditional Japanese foods as you explore the market. After meeting your guide, begin your day eating and shopping like a local outside Tokyo's famous Tsukiji Market. Discover why so many of Japan's top chefs visit here daily to pick up the freshest ingredients. Navigate your way through the maze of seafood and learn from your guide about the market's history. Stroll past the many stalls and discover local Japanese foods. Watch as vendors carve massive bluefin tuna. Head to the vibrant stores selling the best quality foods at the outer market. Eat a variety of local foods, ranging from finger foods to delicacies. Learn from your knowledgeable guide the tips about local culinary culture. End the tour at an authentic sushi restaurant with a serving of fresh sushi before heading back to Tsukiji Station.

Tokyo: Seafood and Sightseeing Tour

3. Tokyo: Seafood and Sightseeing Tour

Learn more about Japanese views on religion on this tour, as well as getting a thorough introduction to the country's best seafood dishes at Tsukiji Market. After meeting your guide, head to a 300-year-old Buddhist temple and learn more about Japanese worship traditions.  Next, head to Tsukiji Market, the cradle of seafood in Tokyo, and the place where famous sushi chefs buy their seafood every morning. Soak up the lively atmosphere of this revered location as you wander around the various stalls. Feel free to sample some dishes from street food vendors and ask your guide for recommendations. Before lunch, pay a visit to the market's observatory and witness all the hustle and bustle from above. Finish your tour with a delicious seafood lunch. Sit down to a yummy donburi bowl at a seafood restaurant. Vegetarian options are available as well. Sip on a glass of Japanese beer or sake with your finger food or seafood bowl. This is one of the Japanese' favorite ways to enjoy Tsukiji—a cold beer with excellent seafood.

Tokyo: Tsukiji Market Walking Tour & Rolled Sushi Class

4. Tokyo: Tsukiji Market Walking Tour & Rolled Sushi Class

Get to know seafood's impact on Japanese cuisine on a guided tour of the Tsukiji Outer Fish Market and during a sushi rolling class. Meet your guide and tour the Tsukiji Outer Fish Market and experience its lively and messy and charmingly authentic atmosphere. Follow your guide and learn interesting things about the market and about Japanese seafood cuisine. Then, continue to the cooking school and learn how to prepare some of the most typical Washoku (traditional dishes) at Japan’s largest cooking school. Prepare authentic dishes, such as rolled sushi, Temari sushi, egg omelet, and miso soup. A professional instructor will show you various cooking techniques. Finish your experience by enjoying your creations for lunch.

Tokyo: Tsukiji Fish Market Discovery Tour

5. Tokyo: Tsukiji Fish Market Discovery Tour

Spend your morning exploring Tsukiji Fish Market, the largest market of its kind in the world. The wholesale portion of the market where the famous tuna auction takes place has moved from the original Tsukiji site, a few kilometers across the water to Toyosu, but Tsukiji still is the best place to check and try all the products sold in Toyosu. Start by wandering through Tsukiji’s outer market brimming with vibrant food stalls and retail shops. This is the place to be if you’re looking for the freshest and dare say, most delicious sushi breakfast one could ever hope for. With over 2,500 tons and 450 types of fish coming through the market every day, you’re bound to come across some foods and fish you’ve never seen before. Squid jerky, anyone? Or perhaps scrambled eggs on a stick? No matter what kind of unusual snacks you may encounter, Tsukiji promises to be an experience for all five senses. Along the way, your tour guide will explain about the history of the market, all the different seafoods on offer, the legendary tuna auction (not included in the tour) and what a typical day is like for all the vendors who work inside the inner markets. Stop to sample a couple of fresh foods and you’re free to try any additional snacks at your own expense that may catch your eye or make you drool. Of course, it can be difficult to know where to start so your guide will point out some recommendations as well. Once you’re finished snacking, make your way to a nearby sake shop for a tasting and be introduced to Japan’s beloved beverage of choice. Learn how to taste the difference between different sakes and about the role it has played in Japanese culture. Be sure to make your favorite known. As tour groups are prohibited from entering the inner markets, you’ll be left at the door to Tsukiji’s inner markets, where you can go explore on your own. Watch your step because things can “get a little fishy” as you carefully maneuver through the market’s chaotic, narrow and wet streets. Though visitors are not allowed to take photos inside the inner market, you won’t forget this extraordinary experience. But before you go off on your own, don’t forget to ask your local guide for tips on where else to visit during your stay in Tokyo.

Tokyo: Kabuki-za Gallery Guided Tour and Concierge Service

6. Tokyo: Kabuki-za Gallery Guided Tour and Concierge Service

Kabuki performances tend to be between 4-5 hours long and often involve long queues for one-act tickets, so before you go to all that effort, join this tour of the Kabuki-za Gallery and learn everything you need to know about Kabuki. With this essential background information, your Kabuki experience will be much more understandable and enjoyable. Your expert guide, who has been watching Kabuki since the age of 5 and running Kabuki tours for nearly 7 years, will be sure to give you all the information you will need or want to know about this Japanese tradition.  The tour begins with a "What is Kabuki?" presentation over Japanese tea and sweets before exploring the museum. You will be shown many props and costumes used for the shows throughout the years, and enjoy short films about this classical Japanese dance-drama. There are even hands-on activities such as a chance to play the classical instruments which give Kabuki its distinct sound. As part of the personal concierge service offered in this tour, your guide will also help you make bookings and suggest places to visit based on your interests.

Tokyo: Classic Tsukiji Food Tour

7. Tokyo: Classic Tsukiji Food Tour

Explore the Tsukiji Market on a tour with a local guide. Enjoy a delicious seafood breakfast and admire the fresh fish and produce that is presented amongst the many stalls of the Outer Market area as you stroll through the bustling passageways. Meet at the designated meet up point where your guide will give you an overview of the tour over a delicious cup of coffee, After the coffee, walk around the outer market with around 700 stalls in the fish section and 120 shops in the fruit and vegetable section, each unique in their own way. Spend time touring the inner wholesale market, seeing some of the world's best seafood specialists that make Tsukiji world famous. Stop off and get a blessing at the local shrine. Take a small tasting break and then tour the bustling outer market where you will try famous dishes from the area, learn about the history, controversy, and possible future of the market community and end your tour with a delicious sweet snack. During the outer market experience, you will find many great things to purchase. Most vendors do not take credit cards so please bring cash in local Japanese currency so you can bring home some wonderful souvenirs.

Tokyo: Food and Culture Private Guided Tour

8. Tokyo: Food and Culture Private Guided Tour

Explore the food and culture in Tokyo in your own way with a private licensed guide. Let the guide know what special requests you have for the day and they will tailor your itinerary accordingly. All guides hold the nationally-licensed Tour Guide-Interpreter certification. It is issued by the Japanese government and requires a good understanding of Japanese culture and history. This tour feature a morning pickup at your hotel in Tokyo, then a visit to any number of possible sites. You can customize your itinerary according to the places you want to visit. See a suggested itinerary below.  First stop is the Tsukiji Fish Market, where lots of the raw materials for Tokyo’s food scene come from. If you want to try fresh sushi for breakfast, this is the place to do it. There’s nothing like beginning your day with fresh, sweet, raw fish. Next, explore the neighboring Toyosu market.  Ameyoko Shopping Street is a bustling street that is jam-packed with everything you could need including clothes and electronics. A lot of the products already have a good discount, but if they don't, you can test out your negotiating skills. By the time you arrive at Kappabashi Street, you will already be a big fan of Japanese food, and will now be wondering how to cook it. Kappanashi Street is where you can buy all the cooking tools and kitchenware needed to prepare Japanese food.

Tokyo: 1-Hour Tsukiji Fish Market Food Tour with Local Guide

9. Tokyo: 1-Hour Tsukiji Fish Market Food Tour with Local Guide

Meet up with your guide at Tsukiji Honganji Temple, just outside the market’s main gate. As you navigate your way through this labyrinth of all things seafood, learn from your guide about the market’s history and why many of 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. 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 omelets, Japanese tea, sake, fried fish cakes, and fresh oysters to help fuel your exploration. After the tour, you can stay in the market to enjoy your breakfast/lunch as long as you want. If you want to get a sense of Japanese culinary culture, you couldn’t possibly start at a better place.

Tokyo: Tsukiji and Toyosu Fish Market and Tuna Auction Tour

10. Tokyo: Tsukiji and Toyosu Fish Market and Tuna Auction Tour

Watch the morning tuna auction at Toyosu fish market, the world's biggest fish market and seafood lover's delight. This market is also home to various museum-style exhibits showcasing Japan's seafood history. See the famous Uogashi Alley which is full of amazing seafood, cutlery, and tasty miso. Take a bus to the hustling bustling market of Tsukiji. In this never-sleeping market, you will be able to partake in a food sampling tour with your local guide. Sample some local favorites such as a savory egg omelet, grilled eel, and many more. Have a savory breakfast at a classic seafood restaurant at the heart of Tsukiji Market. The sashimi included in the bowl depends on the day's catch so changes all the time. Be prepared to taste something you've never had before. If you are unfamiliar with any food, your local guide will share with you their knowledge of seafood.

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What people are saying about Chuo City

I met my guide at the designated meeting place near the station. She was early so we had extra time to get acquainted. I was the only on the tour so Kazumi was very flexible to my interests. She was informative, engaging, and warm - all along expressing her genuine love for the city and showing non-locals the insiders’ way around the market. She was prepared with literature, graphics and pictures. We had fantastic treats - exceptional quality of ingredients. I recommend this tour with Kazumi. One small recommendation: I would suggest shifting the tour time slightly to bridge the lunch time opening of some establishments in order to timely spread the tastings before, during, and after the lunch period.

Kazumi, our guide, helped make our food tour of the markets a most amazing experience. She has a bright friendly personality, spoke English which was easy to understand and was happy to answer our questions with her wealth of local knowledge. Arigato Kazuni.

Highly recommend! Tetsu-san was very knowledgeable about the area and I really enjoyed talking to him throughout the entire tour! Next time you're in Tokyo I highly recommend this tour!

Tomoko san was great. She guided us through the fish market knowledgeably and efficiently. she knew immediately what our group required and was very patient and amiable.

Thanks to Toshi-san. He gave us a lot of interresting information about the market during the tour. Arigato gozaimasu!