See and feel a secret of the world largest fish market now to support a healthy food “Washoku”. Why “Washoku” a UNESCO Cultural Heritage is so healthy and delicious? It is because of its freshness. Its freshness is realized by overnight work in Tsukiji.
Please visit Tokyo and join our authentic tour with a professional guide to make a special memories!!
What to Expect
A National Certified Guide takes you around Tsukiji Market in an enjoyable and safe atmosphere. Your private guide also helps you shop in a small group. Languages supported are English, French, Spanish, Chinese, and others. This walk inside the fish market where fish brokers are busy working is a very special tour offered by *******. The quality level of restaurants in Tokyo can be compared with that of restaurants of Paris. You may well know of this from the fact that a number of Japanese restaurants are awarded the Michelin stars. Tsukiji Market is instrumental in making this happen. Washoku, Japanese-style food has been registered as a UNESCO Cultural Heritage. Some of its distinguishing features are to use seasonal ingredients and to limit the amount of spices and oil to a bare minimum so that the original flavors of ingredients can be savored.
In order to do that, almost ripened vegetables and fruits should be harvested and distributed to consumers in a very short time. Seafood should also be as fresh as possible and preferably be delivered to consumers within the same day of its catch. Tsukiji Market is the world largest fish market handling 480 kinds of seafood and 380 kinds of vegetables and fruits. To make this happen, food ingredients should be brought into the market from the previous night without interruption by trucks and its auction starts from 5 a.m.
Skilled workers disassemble tuna and let out the blood and take out the meat from seashells. Thus tuna and seafood are turned into food ingredients. Out of more than 700 food stores employees from restaurants and fishmongers make a purchase for their food ingredients. During auction and purchase dealings, they use special professional jargon that the layman cannot understand. It’s a special world for professional. This tour takes you around to observe what’s happening daily in the market. Help and advice from well experienced guides are indispensable for tourists to walk safely in complexly partitioned narrow alleys with many three-wheel electric cars briskly coming and going.
・Our single guide can take care of a maximum of four people. Basically children under the age of 11 are not allowed to enter the market. Please e-mail us for details. ・Tour contents might be changed for tours conducted in and after autumm due to major relocation of the inner market from Tsukiji to Toyosu in November 2016.
-Our single guide can take care of a maximum of four people. Basically children under the age of 11 are not allowed to enter the market. Please e-mail us for details.
-Tour contents might be changed for tours conducted in and after autumm due to major relocation of the inner market from Tsukiji to Toyosu in November 2016.
-Please follow the guide's instruction during the program. We shall not be responsible for any accident caused by disregard for the instructions.
-Program duration is an estimate. It is subject to change depending on the number of participants and/or conditions without notice.
-Please advise us if you have any religious or health restrictions, allergies, or the case where you would like to request a special care for participants, including children. Please note that any programs booked without an inquiry will not be guaranteed.
-Our services are mainly offered in English. In addition, services in other languages, such as Chinese, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian are also available. In case you would like services in languages other than English, please inquire us as soon as possible. We will check the availability.
-Before booking, please email us to check the availability.
Please note that any programs booked without an inquiry will not be guaranteed.
-Our business hours are from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on weekdays. For inquiries received outside the business hours, we will look into them and respond on the next business day.
-Pick-up service is limited to a place within 10 minute walk from a station on JR Yamanote Line or inside the circle of JR Yamanote Line.
Tour contents might be changed due to major relocation of the inner market from Tsukiji to Toyosu.
Guiding Fees, transportation fee from hotels using public transportation such as subway or JR. We will charge you an actual fee if you wish to use a taxi or hired car.
※In case of meeting at your lobby, your hotel should be within a ten-minute walk distance from a JR station on Yamanote Line or subway station. We may charge an additional fee in case your hotel is located out of this range.
What‘s not included
Lunch, meals, shopping expenses
Pick up at your hotel
at Tsukiji Station on Oedo Line or Tsukiji Station on Hibiya Line
Number of people
up to 4 people