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Tokyo: Tuna Auction & Toyosu Fish Market Guided Tour

Product ID: 231137
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Catch a rare glimpse into the Japanese food industry with a guided tour of the tuna auction at Toyosu Fish Market. Go off the beaten path and experience a thrilling event that will fascinate any die-hard foodie.
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live guide
English, Japanese
Wheelchair accessible
Easy cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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Experience

Highlights
  • See the famous Toyosu tuna auction
  • Hear expert commentary on the auction from your knowledgable guide
  • Learn about the auction and Japan's food and fishing industry
  • Stroll through the wholesale area of the fish market – an area usually closed to the public
Full description
Your tour begins early in the morning when the fresh tuna has just arrived at the Toyosu Fish Market. Meet your guide at the southern entrance gate. From there head up to the observation floor, where a master tuna monger will provide background on Japan’s fishing industry. Watch the auction unfold and witness the excitement as buyers compete for the highest quality fish. During the auction, your guide will offer commentary, giving context to this thrilling daily drama.

After the auction, stroll through the wholesale area, which is normally not only open to professional buyers and not the general public. Meet local fishmongers and pick their brains about fish, food, and their industry. Ask the professionals what the best way to pick out a good fish is.

Finish your tour with a visit to the shopping and restaurant area of the market. Get a recommendation from your guide on some of the best restaurants to have breakfast.
Includes
  • English- or Japanese-speaking guide
  • Access to the observatory floor
  • Access to the wholesale area of the fish market
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

When you get there

Meeting point

Please meet at the southern entrance gate of Toyosu Fish Market.

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Know before you go
• Please note, the meeting time is in the early morning when public transportation is unavailable. Please book your own transportation to the meeting point in advance.
• The tour is 2 hours long and takes place from 5 am to 7 am.
• Please come to the meeting point at 4:45 am.