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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: Classic Tsukiji Food Tour

2. 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

3. 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

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 Lunch

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

Enjoy a tasting of Japanese street food for lunch 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 9 tastings that will include grilled seafood or beef skewers, a Japanese-style omelette, tuna sushi, fried fish paste skewers, filled rice balls, a dessert, a drink, a sample of Japanese tea, and a sample of dashi soup stock.

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What people are saying about Chuo City

I am so glad I did this tour as part of a recent two-week trip to Tokyo -- it was a highlight for sure. Yuko was an outstanding tour guide -- all five of the people on my tour agreed unanimously. She told us from the start that she was leading a "cultural tour of Japan through food" and she delivered. Yuko was responsive to particular interests in the group, including a desire to try fresh uni. She clearly knew the market and guided us to the best places, including the freshest tuna imaginable, the merchant who supplies tea and nori to half of the Michelin-starred restaurants in Japan, and a coffee shop that John Lennon and Yoko Ono used to go to. She averted disaster quickly and smoothly when two restaurants we had as lunch options were closed or booked -- our group hardly noticed the hiccup in plans. Beyond being an wonderful tour guide, Yuko was a fun conversationalist at lunch. I cannot recommend this tour enough, both for real "foodies" and complete novices at Japanese culture.

I highly recommend! Our guide Tak was very friendly, knowledgeable and fun. He explained things that we would have never known about without a guided tour. The food was very yummy too! So glad we booked this tour. Thanks again to Tak for a lovely morning, we learned so much.

Yuko was an amazing host. She got us a few things off the menu like strawberries and seaweed samples because of her connections with the local vendors. The sushi meal at the end is included in the price which I found to be delicious and a great value. Thank you Yuko!

We had a great time with Hikari and ChiChi. They were very kind and patient and answered all of our questions. We were pleasantly surprised by the amount of food to eat included in the tour!

Outstanding tour guide and great experience. The food was amazing. We brought our 8 year old sons and they loved it as well.