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Tsukiji Fish Market Tours

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The Tsukiji Fish Market is the largest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world, handling more than 2,000 tons of marine products a day. Although the market wasn't originally intended to be a major tourist attraction when it opened in 1935, Tsukiji now regularly shows up on visitors’ lists of must-see destinations in Tokyo. Witnessing the fresh tuna auction before the sun rises is the primary draw.

The Basics
The market is comprised of two areas: the public Outer Market, which features shops, sushi, and various market stalls; and the Inner Market, where the famous fresh tuna fish auctions are held. The Tsukiji Market is often visited with a tour guide on city walking and biking tours. Fish market tours can also be combined with other Japanese cuisine experiences, such as sushi making classes, cooking classes, and tastings. Nearby attractions seen on sightseeing tours include the Hamarikyu Gardens, the Asakusa district, and the upscale Ginza neighborhood.

Tips for Viewing the Tuna Fish Auction
Whether you're a sushi connoisseur or just starting to appreciate this popular cuisine, it’s a unique experience to stand amidst freshly caught tuna the size of small children and observe how quickly the pieces are snapped up and carted off to be sliced into nigiri and more.
  • The early morning tuna fish auction is free and open to the public, although registration is on a strict first-come, first-serve basis and typically opens at 5am before the first 20-minute viewing at 5:25 and the second at 5:50am.
  • It’s best to arrive at least two hours early, as crowds are large and the maximum number of visitors allowed in each viewing group is 60. Lines are known to queue up as early as 1am.
  • You’ll know you’re getting in if the staff provides you with a vest and directs you to a waiting room where you can sit on the floor if necessary. Keep in mind that there is no flash photography.
  • Be sure to dress warm and wear comfortable shoes.

How to Get There
Tsukiji Fish Market is located in central Tokyo above Tsukiji Shijo Station on the Oedo subway line. It is also a five-minute walk away from Tsukiji Station on the Hibiya subway line. If arriving by rail, the Shimbashi Japan Railways station is a 15-minute walk away from the market. Note that trains and buses do not run 24 hours in Tokyo; you can take a taxi to the market or plan on finding lodgings nearby.

When to Get There
Tsukiji Market is open Monday through Saturday, with closures on holidays and occasional Wednesdays. Shops in the Outer Market have varying hours, but the area is generally open between 5am and 2pm. The Inner Market has strict rules—the height of business occurs in the morning, and tourists are not permitted inside until 9 or 10am.

Insider Tips
  • If you find yourself in the Inner Market, be cautious of moving machinery and be mindful of the many rules.
  • Take advantage of the many restaurants and vendors in the Outer Market that offer some of the best sushi chefs and freshest seafood you’ll ever taste. Having a sushi breakfast after a long wait for the tuna auction is commonplace.


Address: 5-2-1 Tsukiji, Tokyo 104-0045, Japan
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Tsukiji Fish Market Food and Culture Walking TourHalf-day Tours

Tsukiji Fish Market Food and Culture Walking Tour

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Take a deep dive into the world of Japanese seafood during this tour of the outer Tsukiji Fish Market. Rub shoulders with Michelin-starred chefs as they shop for ingredients at this sprawling, 80-year-old market for all things aquatic. Investigate the various stalls selling fish, shellfish, and everything in between, and sample Japanese favorites such as sushi, fresh Tuna, and sake. A local guide and all food on the tour are included.
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Tsukiji Fish Market Visit with Sushi Making ExperienceHalf-day Tours

Tsukiji Fish Market Visit with Sushi Making Experience

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Take a closer look at the fascinating world of sushi, extending from the ocean to your plate, during this 4-hour sushi-making class and a visit to the outer Tsukiji fish market. Tour one of the world’s largest seafood markets with a guide as you learn how fish is caught, distributed, and sold. Then turn your attention to sushi-making, learning to prepare nigiri sushi with the help of a sushi master. Finish your experience by enjoying your creations for lunch.
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Tokyo Tsukiji Outer Market Walking Tour and Rolled Sushi ClassHalf-day Tours

Tokyo Tsukiji Outer Market Walking Tour and Rolled Sushi Class

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Take a fascinating 'deep dive' into Japanese seafood cuisine during this combination walking tour of Tsukiji Outer Fish Market and cooking class. Shop for the freshest ingredients amidst the labyrinth-style aisles of Tsukiji Outer Fish Market, showcasing everything from sushi-grade tuna to octopus tentacles. Then head to the largest gourmet cooking school in Asia as you learn to prepare traditional-style ‘washoku’ food items like sushi and a Japanese omelet. An English-speaking guide, transport, cooking ingredients and tools, and lunch with a beverage are all included.
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Toyosu new market and Tsukiji market Food TourHalf-day Tours

Toyosu new market and Tsukiji market Food Tour

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Explore both Toyosu and Tsukiji fish market in 3.5-hour with a friendly local guide. Tsukiji Inner(wholesale) Market, the world’s largest fish market has been relocated to Toyosu in 2018, leaving the outer(retail) market behind. Because of this, the huge inner wholesale area and consumer outer area are in two different locations. Experience both modern and nostalgic market and learn about the local culinary culture and taste the best foods! Meet up with your local guide at Shijo-mae station(Toyosu) and your guide will help you walk around modern Toyosu wholesale building and then take you to small family-run shops in Tsukiji, selling the best quality foods, drinks, kitchen utensils, etc.. You get to enjoy some of the free samples(Japanese green tea, Dashi soup etc..) while listening the histories and stories behind them along with the menu below. This tour includes; 1. Japanese omelet 2. Fried fish cake 3. Fresh Tuna sashimi 4. Sake 5. Sushi at a local Sushi restaurant
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Feel like You Are a Regular Customer! Special Morning 3-Hour Tour of Tsukiji Old Fish Market with Market Lover Half-day Tours

Feel like You Are a Regular Customer! Special Morning 3-Hour Tour of Tsukiji Old Fish Market with Market Lover

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This tour offers a special experience as if you were a regular at Tsukiji Market! Your friendly guide Naomi, who has been guiding over 2,000 guests to Tsukiji Old Fish Market, will guide you from a local perspective and take you to must-sees to small recommended stores that is not listed on guidebooks or the Internet. Tsukiji Market is also known as "Tokyo's Kitchen" that has been loved by locals for over 80 years. There are a lot of unique seasonal ingredients and cooking utensils used by professional chefs. Although many other tours take you only about an hour, Tsukiji Market has so much to offer that you can't see even in a full day. Get your experienced guide, and let's deeply enjoy the market until you feel completely satisfied! Also, while you enjoy shopping, food sampling and delicious sushi lunch, Naomi can take your photo with her friend vendors, and you can communicate with them!
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5-hour Tokyo Historical Bike Tour through Imperial Palace & TsukijiDay Trips

5-hour Tokyo Historical Bike Tour through Imperial Palace & Tsukiji

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Bus tours can quickly transport you to top sights, but to really get a feel for Tokyo join this small-group bicycle tour. Soak up the atmosphere while pedaling at an easy pace through the back streets of the city between such historical attractions as temples and the Imperial Palace. Includes lunch at the famed Tsukiji Fish Market.
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Private Asakusa, Tsukiji Fish Market and Sumo Stable Tour Including Water Bus RideDay Trips

Private Asakusa, Tsukiji Fish Market and Sumo Stable Tour Including Water Bus Ride

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Watch powerful sumo wrestlers train during a practice session at the Chiganoura training stable. You’ll learn about this ancient sport on a private tour of Tokyo with your own personal guide. Then visit Senso-ji, a Buddhist temple in the popular Asakusa area. Afterward, ride a boat on the Sumida River and tour Hamarikyu Gardens and the outer Tsukiji Fish Market. You'll ride accompanied on the subway (own expense) to each attraction, with hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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Sushi-lover’s tour :Sushi Making and Explore Tsukiji Fish Market in the morningHalf-day Tours

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Enjoy the perfect sushi-lover’s experience during this visit to the world-famous Tsukiji Fish Market, followed by a sushi-making class led by master instructor and lunch. Get lost in the labyrinth of seafood stalls with your guide at the world’s largest seafood market, then head to your cooking workshop, where you learn to make sushi favorites including rolls and nigiri alongside your class of Tokyo locals. Your combined Tsukiji and sushi-making class also includes subway transport to the market.
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Tsukiji Outer market tour and cooking class

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Save time and combine two experiences in one—a market tour and a cooking class. Explore Tsukiji outer market with a guide, so you don’t have to worry about getting lost, and purchase delicious fresh fish and ingredients to use in cooking class. Enjoy a hands-on lesson, and taste the fruits of your labor at the end of the class.
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Investigating Tsukiji Fish Market and Enjoy amazing seafoodHalf-day Tours

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Take a deep dive into the world of Japanese seafood. During this tour of the outer Tsukiji Fish Market. Rub shoulders with Michelin-starred chefs as they shop for ingredients at this sprawling, 80-year-old market for all things aquatic. Investigate the various stalls selling fish, shellfish, and everything in between, and sample Japanese favorites such as sushi, dried bonito, fresh Tuna, and sake. A local guide and all food on the tour are included. ★Great way to get a sense for Japan's unique culinary culture. ★Sample a range of bonito, sushi, sake, fresh Tuna, and Japanese omelettes. ★Rub shoulders with Japan's Michelin-starred chefs as they shop for ingredients. ★Eat and drink like a Japanese local. ★Do not have to worried about the language, our guide will always beside you and translate for you. ★Before got the Tsukichi, our guide will discuss with you and make a plan. You don't have to worried about where to go, and where is cheaper.
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Tsukiji and Asakusa Food and Drink Cultural Walking Tour (Half day)

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Follow a knowledgeable guide through one of the world’s largest fish markets during this food tour of east Tokyo. Start with a stroll around the outer Tsukiji Market, and taste specialty foods and drinks such as Japanese omelettes, sushi, fried fish cakes, sake, and tea—enough to add up to lunch. Then continue on to the Asakusa district to sample sweets at a cafe. You'll experience Japanese culture through its food, just like the locals do.
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Half-Day Old Tokyo Morning Bus Tour - Imperial Palace, Tsukiji and Asakusa Half-day Tours

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Enjoy an efficient half-day tour with a visit to the historical sightseeing spots of the Imperial Palace (Nijubashi Bridge), Tsukiji Outer Fish Market, and Asakusa. The Tsukiji Outer Fish Market is a shopping district with a history originating from the Taisho period (1912-1926) and primarily features wholesaling. The market features over 400 shops including fresh fish retailers, grocers, and restaurants. Enjoy shopping and try some local food while exploring. Asakusa offers plenty to see with Senso-ji Temple, Tokyo's oldest temple, as well as a statue of the god of thunder, Kaminarimon Gate, and a five-story pagoda. Enjoy the bustling shopping street of Nakamise, the approach path stretching nearly 250 meters from Kaminarimon Gate to Senso-ji Temple that is filled with a plethora of shops.
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Discover Tokyo accompanied by an experienced, private guide who shares the modern and traditional sides of the dynamic Japanese capital. Navigate the city's complex, yet efficient, subway system with your guide as you visit famous sites including the outer Tsukiji fish market, the traditional town of Asakusa, the Meiji Shrine. Stroll down Takeshita Street in Harajuku — home to Japan's youth and pop culture, and indulge in lunch on route (depending on option selected). This private tour can also be customized to suit your interests.
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Private Asakusa Sightseeing and Tsukiji Food TourDay Trips

Private Asakusa Sightseeing and Tsukiji Food Tour

You can enjoy a guided food tour only with your family and friends. This is a Tsukiji and Asakusa tour using public transportation. The destinations of the tour include Tsukiji outer market and Asakusa(Sensoji Temple). Let's try many kinds of seafood and traditional Japanese food while learning from the professional guide about the history of Tsukiji outer market! Take a tour to eat and drink like locals! As an example, there are shops such as fresh tuna, Japanese-style egg omelet, grilled seafood, oysters and more. Meal charges are not included in the tour fee. The average food and drink price per person at Tsukiji is 3,000 yen to 4,000 yen. Depending on the menu you choose, these charges will change.In Asakusa, besides sightseeing, you can also eat Japanese-style ice cream and sweets like wharf. Choose what you like and eat a lot at Tsukiji and Asakusa! For details of the destination, you can look at the what to expect, inclusions and excursions section of this web page.
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Introduction to Tokyo & highlights private walking tour with a local

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A guided private tour that will make your tour time and itinerary the way you want! You can choose from 4, 6, 8 and 10 hours for the tour. It will tour 4 hours (2 places of tourist attraction), 6 hours (4 places), 8 hours (6 places), 10 hours (8 places). You can choose from Tokyo's standard and popular attractions. Make it your own way! Destination list Tsukiji Outer Market,Senso-ji Temple,Tokyo Sky Tree, Ueno Zoo,Shibuya Scramble Crossing,Meiji Jingu Shrine,Tokyo tower,Shinjuku Gyoen,Owl Cafe,Hedgehog Cafe,Hamarikyu Garden,Imperial Palace. This is a private tour using public transport. You will receive an email after booking your tour from this web page. Please reply to the email with the tourist sites (destinations)you want to visit. For details of the tour, you can look at the what to expect section and inclusions excursions section of this web page.
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SAMURAI WALK in Tsukiji Tour

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On this fun tour you'll not only explore the vast Tsukiji Fish Market and the cultural highlights of the Tsukiji neighborhood, but you'll also dress up in quirky Japanese shirts and be entertained by a guide in samurai armor. Your guide will teach you about the culture and history of the area, and find places to take great photos of the group in fancy dress. This is an ideal tour for families or friends looking for an unusual sightseeing trip.
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Private Tour: VIP Tsukiji Sushi Lesson with a Master ChefCity Packages

Private Tour: VIP Tsukiji Sushi Lesson with a Master Chef

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Join a master sushi chef in Tokyo for a to take a private sushi-making lesson, learning at a renowned Tsukiji restaurant that has been operating for more than 90 years! Wearing an authentic chef's uniform, step behind the sushi counter to follow your chef-instructor's directions for making the perfect sushi rolls. Hear the secrets to great sushi translated by a fluent guide, then savor your creations for lunch (in addition to a couple of special rolls fashioned by the master chef). Bonus: take home your chef's uniform and a few extra souvenirs.
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TOKYO Private tour 
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Let's walk in GInza district and also Tsukiji fish market where you can enjoy fresh seefood and small snacks. Plus, we could take anywhere you like to go in Tokyo- Tell us where you'd like to visit with your guidebook or images of internet etc. Let's talk about your best destination and discover another tokyo! Our guide had lived in United States for more than 15 years and had worked quite a long time. He also had worked in China and also in Japan and he's so accustomed to multinational circumstances. Don't be hesitate to ask any questions about Japan and so on ! 1. Walk around lively Tsukiji-fish market. You might be surprised to see fresh sea foods and try some snacks and delicacies! 2. Let's walk around Ginza-district. We will show you some interesting places or landmarks there. *It takes about 1.5~2 hours in above journey. 3. We'll take you to the place you'd like to go in Tokyo. *It takes about 2-3 hours. < Feature of the tour > 1. Private tour- only for your group. 2. Total tour duration : 4-5 hours 3. Our guide is a office worker who specializes in investing and had worked in United states for a long time. You might ask anything about Japan, and also economics and investing.
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Private Walking Tour of Tsukiji and Hamarikyu Garden with a Water Bus Ride to Asakusa

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Sample some of Tokyo’s top sights in one great trip during this 5-hour private walking tour. Start your day strolling the seafood at the outer Tsukiji Market. After a casual sushi lunch (at your own expense), explore a peaceful, 18th-century, Japanese garden and take a scenic cruise on Tokyo’s Sumida River. Finish the day by uncovering the unique historical sights of the ancient Asakusa area. A private guide, garden entrance fees and round-trip hotel transport are all covered.
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Exlcusive Toyosu Inner Fish Market Tour with Sushi Chef and Sushi LunchDay Trips

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This is an exclusive opportunity to visit the private trade area of the new Toyosu Fish Market with professional master sushi chef. He has been a regular buyer in Tokyo for over 50 years. You can watch and observe how he starts his day at his sushi restaurant. Learn how this sushi chef checks for fresh and good ingredients everyday. After the market, while the chef prepares the best seasonal omakase sushi lunch back at his restaurant, our guide will show you the old Tsukiji Fish Market and the nearby fashion area in Ginza. Itinerary: - Toyosu Fish Market with by car - Explore Toyosu Fish Market (Please ask for permission from the chef to take photos. This is a working area where tourists are usually not allowed to enter.) - Tour of Old Tsukiji Fish Market, Tsukiji Hoganji Temple, and Kabuki Theatre Museum - Sushi omakase lunch prepared by the master chef
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Tsukiji Outer Market and Sushi Making Private Tour

This is a great pick for sushi lovers! Make the most of your time by combining a Tsukiji Outer Market tour with a sushi cooking lesson. No need to worry about the experience being crowded as it’s a completely private tour with just your party and a guide. Explore Hama Rikyu Gardens, see the interesting retail shops in Tsukiji Outer Market, and boost your sushi knowledge by having a lesson with a professional sushi chef.
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