Join our morning tour of the of the historic neighborhood market in Tsukiji. You have probably heard that the wholesale fish vendors have moved — But this part of town is still one of the best food areas in all of Tokyo, home to delicious restaurants and market shops, some dating back over 100 years or more! Taste specialties from the area; things you simply cannot find anywhere else. We know all the hidden gems and will make sure you have a chance to taste the many flavors that make up the heart and soul of Japanese cuisine. Start out with an amazing coffee and a tour overview at one of Tokyo’s best artisanal coffee spots.
Visit the 65 specialty vendors who decided NOT to move to Toyosu at the wholesale building. They have remained in Tsukiji in a custom made facility great for workers and visitors alike. We can often see whole Tuna being prepared for selling. We will try fresh sashimi, and see the best of what is in season this time of year. Join a tasting session where we try new and unique food every time we tour! You will not find this on any other Tsukiji tour! Visit a shrine with 300+ years of history.
We start off with our own special Tsukiji breakfast. Spend time touring the specialty fish market while visiting seafood vendors that make Tsukiji world famous and have elected to stay here rather than move. Special tasting break with seasonal bites and then tour the bustling outer market where you will try more famous foods from the area, learn about the history and future of the market community and end your tour with a green tea experience in one of Japan’s most beautiful imperial gardens a short walk away.
During our market experience you will find many great things to purchase. Many vendors do not take credit cards so please bring cash in local Japanese currency so you can take home some wonderful souvenirs. Many guests like to purchase a Japanese cooking knife as a memory of our Tsukiji day, knives range from 8,000 yen to 70,000 yen or more (80.00USD to over 700.00USD).
- Visit to the intermediate market building with over 65 fish market vendors that elected to remain in Tsukiji
- Breakfast at a local restaurant
- Food tastings from the Tsukiji Outer Market area
- Green tea with wagashi and other traditional Japanese sweets
- Exploration of regional food from around Japan
- Background and history of the area with a local guide
BAGS NOTICE: The market area is crowded and it is advised to not bring luggage with you for this tour. Thank you.
Minimum of 2 people needed to book this tour. If you are a single traveler, please email us directly. Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions or allergies.
We have family friendly pricing on all our Arigato food tours- If you are traveling with children and need a price adjustment- please email our team at Bookings@ArigatoJapan.co.jp
- Babies and Toddlers 0 – 2 years old – free
- Children 3 -12 years old – 50% of adult price
- Children 13 and above – full price
Please note this tour can be fun for children but strollers are difficult in the crowded main market area– therefore, baby carriers are advised.
We have a strict policy about starting our tours on time. This is to protect the enjoyment of all our guests and restaurant partners. We are sorry to say that if you are not able to arrive at the meeting point by the departure time, the tour will start regardless and no refund will be provided. We are also unable to accommodate meeting up in any of the food stops once you’ve missed the start of the tour.
Arigato Tours are a great way to meet other travelers and food fans from around the world. However if you would prefer a private tour our rates are an additional fee of $75 per person. Larger groups please contact us by email to arrange.
|Every day Mon-Sat (except National Holidays)
|Meeting Time Frame
||8:45 – 9:00 am
This is a food tour you MUST try when visiting Tokyo!