Things to do in Chuo City

Our most recommended things to do in Chuo City

Tokyo: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Ticket

1. Tokyo: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Ticket

Take in the city of Tokyo from an open-top sightseeing bus and choose from all the available routes according to your interests. Your ticket provides unlimited access to all routes, allowing you to hop off when you want to explore more. See the highlights of the city, such as Tokyo Sky Tree, Asakusa, Tokyo Tower, Tsukiji, and Ginza. Route 1: TOKYO SKYTREE course Marunouchi Mitsubishi Building — Kodemmacho Station — Ryogoku Edo-Tokyo Museum — TOKYO SKYTREE station — Asakusa Hanakawado — Asakusa Tawaramachi — Ueno Matsuzakaya — Akihabara (Suehirocho) — Shin-Nihombashi Station — Marunouchi Mitsubishi Building Route 2: TOKYO TOWER, Tsukiji Ginza course Marunouchi Mitsubishi Building — Tokyo Tower — Tokyo Prince Hotel/Zojo-ji Temple — Tokyo Teleport Station — Tsukiji Ginza — Marunouchi Mitsubishi Building Route 3: SHINJUKU SHIBUYA course Marunouchi Mitsubishi Building — Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden — Shinjuku Station South Exit/Hotel Century Southern Tower — Shinjuku Station West Exit/Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building — Shibuya City Hall/Harajuku/Meiji Jingu Shrine — Marunouchi Mitsubishi Building You can hop off and back on the bus at your convenience and explore the sights you’re interested in at your own pace. From the open-top bus, you’ll enjoy panoramic views of Tokyo as you listen to the commentary on your audio guide.

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: Tsukiji Market Walking Tour & Rolled Sushi Class

3. 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: Classic Tsukiji Food Tour

4. 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: 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.

Tokyo: Tsukiji Fish Market Discovery Tour

6. 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: Half-Day Cycling and Cruising Tour

7. Tokyo: Half-Day Cycling and Cruising Tour

You will meet up and start at Toranomon Hills. Your guide will await you in Family Mart convenience store at 15:30, on the third floor. You will start your bicycle tour after giving you a brief instruction. First, you will stop by Hibiya flower park in Ginza. There are different type of flowers, the fountain, the English Garden. Next, you will go to Kabukiza which is a theater for Kabuki. You'll enjoy seeing the detailed architecture features, before heading for Odaiba, which is an artificial island surrounded by modern buildings. You'll have tea break in Odaiba beach park, and from Odaiba, take a cruise ship for 25 minutes. Check out the famous rainbow bridge while enjoy cruising. After cruising, ride your bicycle out towards Tokyo Tower, which lights up at night. The guide will tell you the best view point.  The tour then ends at Toranomon Hills around 19:30.

Tokyo: Seafood and Sightseeing Tour

8. 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: Full-Day Bicycle Tour

9. Tokyo: Full-Day Bicycle Tour

After meeting your guide, listen as they explain the bicycle and local traffic rules. Visit some of the highlights of Tokyo, including Hibiya Park, Ginza shopping district, Kabukiza theatre, Tsukiji fish market, Kachidoki Bridge, Tsukishima Monja, Imperial Palace, Tokyo Station and many others. The full length of the tour is 18 kilometers, and most of the roads are flat. Enjoy the easy pace of the tour as you follow your guide to some of the most interesting places in Tokyo.

Tokyo's Upmarket District: Explore Ginza with a Local Guide

10. Tokyo's Upmarket District: Explore Ginza with a Local Guide

Discover Ginza through the eyes of a local on a fully customizable tour of one of Tokyo's most interesting areas. Stroll the Ginza district and uncover the heart of the city's most popular place for entertainment, shops and flashing lights.  Be matched to a knowledgeable local guide based on your interests and personality Start with a walk through the Chūō district, closed to vehicles at the weekend and sometimes home to small street concerts. Go to Tsukiji Market and marvel at the organized chaos of the legendary fish market; or get involved if you are feeling brave!  If you are traveling with kids, or just young at heart, and fancy exploring one of Japan's most famous toy stores, go to the Hakuhinkan Toy Park and discover giant stuffed toys and tons of other goodies to indulge your playful side. Pop into some of the countless designer stores or follow your host to one of the less-expensive shops to save some cash. Discover traditional stores, such as Kyukyodo, where the beautiful Japanese paper, cards and fans are a feast for the eyes. If you prefer, your host can leave you outside the famous Kabukiza, where you can watch one off the acts or performances at leisure. Alternatively, they can take you to one of their favorite restaurants or izakayas (a casual dining venue) so you can sample some authentic Japanese food and drinks on your own. The possibilities are endless in Ginza and your local host will design the best experience for you and your group, all based on your interests and desired length of your adventure. 

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What people are saying about Chuo City

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 1,026 reviews

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.

Be sure to check if you can hop on and hop off at any point initially. I took a cab in to Shinjuku station because it was the “meeting point“ I found out later that I could have gotten on that other stops and saved myself 1400¥. The same is true with the other hop on hop off bus is in Osaka and Kyoto. When you’re planning activities be sure to check the proximity to hotels where you’re staying and to train stations.

My tour guide was excellent and great at making accommodations to make the tour awesome and personal for me! She was super knowledgeable about not just the market, but the history of japan.

Great way to see the sites. I especially like that you can get off and explore at your leisure then get back in the bus.

Hiro was great! See part of Tokyo that you wouldn't normally. He didn't rush us on places. Great day!