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Lonely Planet Experiences: Tsukiji Fish Market With A Local

By Lonely Planet Experiences
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Free cancellation available
2h 30m
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Highlights

  • Cross the most famous fish market in the world

  • Sample a couple of fresh, tasty snacks

  • Discover the best craft and souvenir shops

  • Enjoy a Japanese sake tasting

  • Six-months free access to the Lonely Planet’s Guides App

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Local English-speaking guide

  • What's included

    Tour of outer market

  • What's included

    2 popular snacks

  • What's included

    Sake tasting

  • What's excluded

    Additional food and drinks

  • What's excluded

    Note this tour does not include the inner market, as guided groups are not permitted. However, your

Know Before You Book

  • You must know that the snacks on this tour are not vegan or vegetarian but can be substituted upon request. All snacks are lactose- and gluten-free, but please bring your own gluten-free soy sauce. Please notify us in advance if you have any dietary restrictions

  • Maximum group size is 8 people

  • Children 5 and younger are complimentary

  • You should wear closed-toe shoes, due to wet floors in the inner market. We recommend sneakers.

  • 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.

  • A visit to the new wholesale market is not included on this tour, but if you are interested in visiting, you guide will give you directions on how to get there.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time


What you can expect

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Spend your morning with us exploring the famous Tsukiji Fish Market

We will start by wandering through Tsukiji’s outer market, which is brimming with vibrant food stalls and retail shops. This is the place to be if you’re looking for the freshest and dare we say, most delicious sushi breakfast one could ever hope for!

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.

With over 2,500 tons and 450 types of fish coming through the wholesale 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. We’ll 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 can point out some recommendations as well.

Once we’re finished snacking, we’ll make our way to a nearby sake shop for a tasting and introduce you 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 tell us your favourite!

Before you go off on your own, don’t forget to ask your local guide for additional tips on where else to visit during your stay in Tokyo.

A visit to the new wholesale market is not included on this tour, but if you are interested in visiting, you guide will give you directions on how to get there.

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  • Tokyo Tokyo

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Higashi-ginza Station, Exit 3, Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line and Toei Asakusa Line, at top of escalator on street level, in front of the little shrine at the Kabukiza Theatre.
  • Higashi-ginza Station, Exit 3, Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line and Toei Asakusa Line
  • Tokyo Tokyo

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