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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: Guided Walking Tour of Tsukiji Market with Breakfast

2. 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

3. 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: Seafood and Sightseeing Tour

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

5. 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. 

Tokyo: Private Customizable Walking Tour with Pickup

6. Tokyo: Private Customizable Walking Tour with Pickup

Meet your private guide at your Tokyo accommodation and head out on a walking tour to explore the city. Customize the itinerary to suit your interests and schedule. Be spontaneous and choose where you want to go. Make the most of your time with a knowledgeable local who is eager to share all the tips and tricks. Enjoy discovering amazing spots in Tokyo that aren’t in the guidebooks and that are popular with the locals. If you’ve just arrived in the city, start by getting familiar with the neighborhood where you’re staying. Experience the city like a resident, get recommendations for the best places to eat and shop, and learn the easiest ways to get around. See some of the top attractions, wander through the charming old town, or indulge your senses at local food markets. Learn more about sights that you can visit on your own after the tour.

Tokyo: Kabuki-za Gallery Guided Tour and Concierge Service

7. Tokyo: Kabuki-za Gallery Guided Tour and Concierge Service

Kabuki performances tend to be between 4-5 hours long and often involve long queues for one-act tickets, so before you go to all that effort, join this tour of the Kabuki-za Gallery and learn everything you need to know about Kabuki. With this essential background information, your Kabuki experience will be much more understandable and enjoyable. Your expert guide, who has been watching Kabuki since the age of 5 and running Kabuki tours for nearly 7 years, will be sure to give you all the information you will need or want to know about this Japanese tradition.  The tour begins with a "What is Kabuki?" presentation over Japanese tea and sweets before exploring the museum. You will be shown many props and costumes used for the shows throughout the years, and enjoy short films about this classical Japanese dance-drama. There are even hands-on activities such as a chance to play the classical instruments which give Kabuki its distinct sound. As part of the personal concierge service offered in this tour, your guide will also help you make bookings and suggest places to visit based on your interests.

Tokyo: Guided Walking Tour of Tsukiji Market with Lunch

8. 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.

Tokyo: Private City Highlights Van or Car Tour

9. Tokyo: Private City Highlights Van or Car Tour

Enjoy the flexibility of being able to pick a set itinerary, or customize your own with this car or van tour in Tokyo. Relax as your driver takes you to must-see destinations like the Shibuya crossing and Meiji Jingu Shrine. Have the freedom to pick and choose which sites you want to visit. Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Tokyo. Hop aboard the spacious and air-conditioned car. Pick from a range of transportation options that suit your group's size. Make your way to the historic neighborhood of Asakusa and see its impressive Kaminarimon gate. Head to the tallest structure in Japan, the Tokyo Skytree broadcasting and observation tower. Continue to the Chiyoda district to see the Tokyo Imperial Palace which is the main residence of the Emperor of Japan. The palace is made up of several buildings including the main palace, some residences of the Imperial Family, an archive, museums and administrative offices. Visit the Tsukiji Fish Market, and take a walk through the traditional wholesale market which sells seafood, vegetables, produce, and housewares, established in 1935. Get recommendations on where to purchase an authentic lunch. Drive to the Tokyo Tower which is a communications and observation tower in the Shiba-koen district of Minato and the second-tallest structure in Japan. Capture pictures of this lattice tower that is painted white and orange. See the world's busiest pedestrian crossing at Shibuya Crossing. Go to the tranquil Meiji Shrine which is a timber Shinto shrine in Shibuyahat is dedicated to the deified spirits of Emperor Meiji and his wife, Empress Shōken. Return to your accommodation at the end of your tour.

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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.