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Tsukiji( fishmarket) and Ryogoku(Sumo, Ukiyoe, History)

by Hiroshi
(7) Reviews
8h $ 214 Price up to 5 people

Highlights

  • Tsukiji outer market
  • Ryogoku Kokugikan( Sumo museum)
  • Edo Tokyo museum
  • Sumida Hokusai museum

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Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 31.15
Extra person.
$ 26.70

Overview

We will visit Tsukiji fish market (inner and outer but not tuna auction) area and Ryogoku where is famous for Sumo , Ukiyoe and history. In Ryogoku we will visit 3 museums which are Sumo museum, Sumida Hokusai museum which is Ukiyoe museum, and Edo-Tokyo museum which is a history museum. Also, you can enjoy good food in Tsukiji or Ryogoku whichever you prefer to.

What to Expect

Tsukiji is an exciting place to visit to see different world from our normal life. There is only outer market and inner market which used to be a popular place for visitors was moved to a new place.
Outer market is for retailers and fun to see and you can find Japanese food culture. You can buy whatever you like and there are many restaurants to offer their own original dishes. If you like Tsukiji, you can spend easily 3 hours .
Ryogoku is another very exciting place in Tokyo. It is about 15 minutes by subway from Tsukiji. Ryogoku is famous for Sumo because there is an arena named "Ryogoku Kokugi-Kan" which is translated to Sumo Arena and where grand sumo tournament is held 3 times a year. In Ryogoku area, there are many kinds of sumo related restaurants and stores. In Tsukiji, everybody wishes to eat Sushi. Then In Ryogoku, "Chan-ko" which is a special food for Sumo wrestlers, is very popular. Some Chan-ko specialty restaurants are run by former professional Sumo wrestlers. And some restaurants have Sumo ring inside of the restaurants. Also, you can buy Sumo related souvenirs at specialty stores.
Inside of Ryogoku Kokugikan, there is a "Sumo museum" which is opened for public except grand sumo tournament period. You can see some special items actually used by sumo wrestlers.
Next to Ryogoku kokugi-kan, there is a huge building which is Edo Tokyo museum. This museum is specialized for 17th century and after. This is a great place to know people's life in Edo which is current Tokyo and you will find many new facts in this museum. If you are interested in Japanese history, you can easily spend 3 hours or more. Even you are not familiar with Japanese history, you can enjoy various displays and recognize the difference in life from Western world.
After Edo Tokyo museum, we will visit a newly opened Sumida Hokusai museum which locates 10 min. walk from Edo Tokyo museum. Sumida is a name of location and Hokusai is a famous Ukiyoe painter who made over 30,000 drawings in his life. In the museum, Hokusai's actual drawings are displayed and you will learn more.

In this tour , you will see and find Japanese lifestyle and culture from 17th Century. And if you wish to visit other places, please let me know. I will arrange the places to visit based on your request.

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Highlights

  • Tsukiji outer market
  • Ryogoku Kokugikan( Sumo museum)
  • Edo Tokyo museum
  • Sumida Hokusai museum

Important

Taking pictures in Inner market is not recommended.
Floor in Inner market is wet and not flat. Wearing sneakers is recommended
If you are with small children, visiting inner market is not recommended
Maximum number of a group is 6 including guide.
Tsukiji market is closed on Sun and Wed.
2 museums in Ryogoku closed on Mon.
If you chose this tour on Sun and Wed, I will take you to Ryogoku and Asakusa
If you chose on Mon, I will take you to Tsukiji and Asakusa

What‘s included
guide fee hotel pick-up in Tokyo and Yokohama
What‘s not included
Transportation fee and entrance fee (you and guide) . Total transportation fee is about ¥1000 if your hotel is in Tokyo
Lunch: about ¥2000 or less
Entrance fee: Edo Tokyo museum(¥600/person) , Sumida Hokusai museum(¥400/person. By showing ticket of Edo Tokyo museum, this fee will be ¥320)
Sumo museum is free of charge
Meeting Point
At your hotel in Tokyo or Yokohama
Ending Point
At your hotel in Tokyo or Yokohama
Duration
8 hours
Starting time
08:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 5 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

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Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date , there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date , there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 7 )
Cheryll Cheryll United Kingdom ( Friends )
Very Good
3 months ago

“ Tokyo tour ”

Hiroshi was an excellent guide and was well prepared. He was very friendly and very good English. The tour was informative and entertaining.

Hiroshi:

Dear Cheryll Thank you for your review about my tour. If you have anotner chance to visit Japan, I would like to offer my service again. Best regards Hiroshi

Jim and Marilyn Jim United States ( Couple )
Excellent
4 months ago

“ Outstanding custom tour of Tokyo ”

We are so happy we chose Hiroshi for our tour of Tokyo. We were on a Millenium cruise of Japan and decided the ship’s excursion didn’t match our wish list. Hiroshi met us at the dock in Yokohama and traveled with us by train and metro to Tokyo. That morning Tokyo had heavy showers, so he instantly altered our agenda to go to two very interesting museums, one on Sumo wrestling and the other on Edo-Tokyo. When the rain stopped at noon and we resumed our agenda. We enjoyed a wonderful lunch in a traditional restaurant, free of tourists. Tokyo’s metro system is huge, modern and a wonderfully efficient way to see Tokyo, but it is complex and we were so happy to have Hiroshi lead the way. He is fun, has a great sense of humor, and gave great insight into the culture and history. He ... read more

Eileen Eileen Australia ( Family with kids )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Hakone one day tour ”

We enjoyed our Hakone day trip with Hiro. He is funny, knowledgeable and easy to have conversation with. His command of English is excellent, which helped a lot while he shared his knowledge about Japanese history. The weather wasn’t great on our day of visit to Hakone, but the excellent Open Air Museum made up for the bad weather. Thank you Hiro!

Hiroshi:

Dear Eileen Thank you for your great review about my guide. I always try to make my customer's trip the most enjoyable one. Unfortunately, the weather was not good. But I am happy to know the Open air museum compensate the weather condition. . I enjoyed being with your family. Your husband is very calm and I like him a lot. your son is shy and I like him, too. Of course Eileen you are wonderful lady. If you have chance to come back to Japan again, please appoint me as your guide in any place close to Yokohama. Thank you Eileen and I wish we have chance to see again. Best regards Hiro

Andreas Andreas Germany ( Family )
Excellent
5 months ago

“ Perfect guide ”

Even before meeting us, Hiroshi starts helping us with our Japan tour, not to bring to much luggage, having a look after our not-so-easy-to-find appartment. Was there before time, well prepared. It was cherry blossom and full moon high season, so whole Japan was happy in pink and out. We find our way in the imperial garden to the former castle, learning a lot about history and different signs on roof tiles. We visit a shrine, learning to clean ourself with water in the right ceremonial way. Having a quick lunch with Hiroshi and heading for the all-are-going-crossing, where our guide take an artistic picture of us in the middle of the crowd from a point at one of the skyscrapers. Thank you for that. Than Kamakura, going by train and using the old tram, learning, how to queue up like the Ja... read more

Katie Katie United States
Excellent
7 months ago

“ Full day of Tokyo sights ”

Hiroshi-san showed us around Tokyo during a full day tour. He came to pick us up at our hostel, early, and we saw Tsukiji Hongan-ji temple, Tsukiji market, had lunch at a very nice sushi restaurant, visited the Hokusai art museum, the Fukagawa Edo museum, and the Sumo museum near the stadium complete with a visit to the Sumo clothing store. So you can see that you should prepare for a full day of walking and learning! Hiroshi-san is very knowledgeable about all the history of the places we visited and can answer almost all of your questions. He adapted the tour to our specific interests when we exchanged emails prior to the trip and even prepared tour materials in English to give to us about other places we were planning on visiting on other days in Japan. He put in alot of effort to make ... read more

Hiroshi:

Dear Katie-san Thank you very much to choose me as your first guide in Tokyo. It was enjoyable experience to be your tour guide. You and your partner had a lot of knowledge about fish and I was very much encourage to learn more about fishes. Also, I am very glad by knowing that you satisfied my guide for one day tour. My roll is to make customers' tour in Japan the most valuable one. Therefore if you have another chance to visit Japan again, please choose me as your guide again. I hope you had great time in Hakone and will spend great time in Tokyo for rest of the days. If you need any help, please do not hesitate to contact me at anytime. I am more than happy to help you. I would like to express my appreciation for my evaluation. Best regards Hiroshi

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