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Tokyo: Tsukiji Outer Market Food and Drink Walking Tour

1. 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: Ramen Tasting Tour with 6 mini bowls of Ramen

2. Tokyo: Ramen Tasting Tour with 6 mini bowls of Ramen

At 3 award-winning ramen shops, sample 6 completely different mini bowls of delicious ramen. These are approximately 1/4 to 1/3 of the size of full ramen bowls, which allows you to eat a great variety of ramen on your tour. Choose 6 from a selection of 11 ramen mini bowls. Learn all about ramen, from its history to its preparation. Discover a different ramen topic at each of the shops, via colorful handouts and visuals.  The tour will take place in three unique Tokyo neighborhoods, including Shibuya. At shop 1 sample light fish ramen and learn about ramen origins and types. Head to a cozy little ramen shop with unique fish-based ramen that you would not find outside of Japan. At shop 2 savory curry ramen and learn about ramen preparation. Have perfectly balanced curry ramen with flavors that you will never forget. At shop 3 sample a fusion pork ramen and learn about ramen trends and the future for ramen. These are perhaps the best bowls for photographs. Enjoy this fun and delicious fusion tonkotsu ramen. 

Tokyo: Classic Tsukiji Food Tour

3. 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: Tsukiji Fish Market Discovery Tour

4. 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: Guided Walking Tour of Tsukiji Market with Breakfast

5. Tokyo: Guided Walking Tour of Tsukiji Market with Breakfast

Enjoy a tasting of Japanese street food for breakfast as you walk through the busy streets of the famous Tsukiji Outer Market in Tokyo on a guided tour. Savor a variety of freshly prepared fish and meat specialties while learning about the local culture. Begin your tour at the main gate of Tsukiji Hongwanji Temple and admire its unique ancient Buddhist-inspired architecture from the exterior. Venture to Tsukiji Outer Market, one of the largest wholesale fish markets in the world and a popular destination among food lovers. Marvel at the market's charismatic workers and unusual products as you pass by restaurants, shops, stalls, and other businesses. During your visit, delight your palate with 7 tastings that will include grilled seafood or beef skewers, a Japanese-style omelette, tuna sandwiches, fried fish paste skewers, a drink, a sample of Japanese tea, and a sample of dashi soup stock.

Private Efficient Tokyo Walking Tour with Tokyo 1-DAY Ticket

6. Private Efficient Tokyo Walking Tour with Tokyo 1-DAY Ticket

This is completely custom order tour. After the booking, you can choose recommend route or select from area. For example, recommend route is to go Asakusa first, get on the Sumida River Cruise and enjoy Hamarikyu Gardens etc. in Asakusa, you will learn a lot about traditional Japanese culture and foods, such as how to recognize temples and shrines by seeing Senso-ji temple and Asakusa shrine, finding Japanese traditional cooling tool “Sensu” or a folding fan, “Manekineko” or a beckoning lucky cat doll, Kimono, Ninja socks etc. Lunch will be taken at your request or how about trying eating “Dojyo” or loach, traditional notorious food in old Edo days. From Asakusa, you can get on a 35 minutes Sumida River Cruise to Hamarikyu Gardens. You can enjoy the river side Tokyo scenery from the ship. Hamarikyu Gardens is a traditional Japanese garden having over 350 year history with 250,000㎡(64 acres) space. You will learn the history of Edo and Tokyo here by the guide. Depending on your request, your final destination will be flexible, such as Imperial Palace or Meiji Shrine etc. You could make the best use of one day free ticket with the guide. ★Recommend route Your hotel - Tsukiji outer market- Tsukiji Honganji - Hamarikyu garden - Water bus ride- Asakusa - Ginza - Your hotel ★Select from Area★ 1. Asakusa area Sensoji temple ,Nakamise-Dori,Kappabashi Dougugai,Tokyo Sky Tree 2. Ueno area Ueno Park, Ameyoko (Shopping Street) 3. Yanaka area Yanaka Ginza(There are many small temples, boutiques and ateliers.) 4. Tsukiji and Ginza area Tsukiji Outer Market, Honganji Temple,Shopping Street(Ginza), Kabukiza Theater 5. Shinjyuku area Shinjuku Gyoen National Park, Observation room of Tokyo metropolitan city hall,Samurai Museum 6. Shibuya and Harajyuku area Shibuya Scramble Crossing, Takeshita Dori (Shopping street),Meiji Jingu Shrine 7. Akihabara Electronics Shops Town 8. Other area If you have any requests, please feel free to ask us.

Tokyo: Seafood and Sightseeing Tour

7. 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: 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: Asakusa Guided Tour with Tokyo Skytree Entry Tickets

9. Tokyo: Asakusa Guided Tour with Tokyo Skytree Entry Tickets

After having our flagship Asakusa in-depth history tour, we will enjoy a 10-minute hike on the Sumida River Walk, a pathway across the Sumida River connecting the historical neighborhood of Asakusa with the Tokyo Skytree area - two major and popular sightseeing spots in the city. The tour includes two major activities after we arrive at the Tokyo Skytree. 1) Climb to the lower and upper observation decks to enjoy the panoramic view of the city. We will use a smartphone app providing information on major tourist spots using the VR technology. Download this app to your smartphone; the guide will do the rest with the app helping you locate major landmarks and their information as you enjoy the panorama. 2) Stroll in the mega shopping complex and the guide will take you exactly to the shops you are looking for. You will find there what you genuinely want to take back home, not to mention Japanese souvenirs. For groups of three or more, we will use a headsset to hear the guide's voice clearly.

Tokyo: 2-Hour Asakusa Food Hunt & Cultural Tour

10. Tokyo: 2-Hour Asakusa Food Hunt & Cultural Tour

Meet your guide at Kaminarimon gate in Asakusa, Tokyo to explore the greater part of Asakusa. It will be around 1 to 2 kilometers of walking and you will visit the non-touristy areas and family-owned shops and restaurants.  You will first visit a standing sushi restaurant owned by a fish dealer. Learn how to eat sushi and taste fresh seafood that you might not have tried before. Sushi used to be fast food before in Japan and now you will also learn how to properly eat sushi. Have the chance to visit a family-owned soba restaurant where you will enjoy fresh soba and gyoza at a local restaurant that only locals go to. Try handmade rice crackers at a local store with over 100 years of history. Taste some Japanese snacks which are a hidden gem that started with a food stand 50 years ago in Tokyo. Finally, you will also visit Sensoji Temple, one of the largest temples in Tokyo to learn about Japanese culture and history. 

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This ramen tour was absolutely incredible! One of the best experiences I’ve ever had in my life period. I like to think I know a decent amount about ramen but Frank actually lives and breathes the stuff. It was so cool getting to pick his brain about all things ramen while trying some of his favorite spots around Tokyo. If I could do it all over again I would in a heartbeat, although I would probably try harder to find a friend to come with me so I could try all 4 options at each stop instead of having to choose 2. Overall this was an unforgettable experience, easily the best part of my trip to Japan. I’d highly recommend this to anyone whether you’re a seasoned ramen veteran or a total newbie you’ll be able to get so much out of this experience.

This tour is a must if you are visiting Tokyo. Foodies and history enthusiasts will both get their fix. We got to pick 6 different ramens (smaller portions that add up to the equivalent of a full meal) out of a total of 12 available at three restaurants. Our assembled tour group of less than ten people walked and took the subway between the three locations and this gave us the occasion to get to know each other. Frank was very personable and knowledgeable. Two thumbs up!

Really great food tour - not a touristy area at all - it was all family-run hole in the wall shops. Much more 'authentic' than a lot of the other tours out there. Tomo (my guide) was really helpful and knowledgeable.

We had a good time with Yoko. She took us around the market and found us fresh Bluefin Tuna. We finished the tour with a Sake and Sushi brunch. Informative tour on a cold day.

Comprehensive and illustrative insights on the market and Japanese food - we really enjoyed it!