[NEW] Lunch at Tsukiji Market Tour
Tokyo has the most diverse fish market in the world, offering over 480 varieties of seafood. Most representative of this variety is Tsukiji Market, located in the heart of the city and home to over 360 food-related establishments. On this tour, a nationally certified guide takes you through this fascinating area, where you can enjoy a wide variety of delicious treats including fresh seafood, Wagyu beef, poultry, and more.
◆ Enjoy 9 different kinds of foods and beverages including yakitori skewers, wagyu beef, and a variety of other foods
◆ This food tour includes three kinds of grilled items, as well as Japanese-style omelet, tuna sushi, alcohol (including beer), dessert, and more!
◆ Learn about Japanese food and the processes that make it a nationally certified guide tour guide-interpreter
◆ Discover the essence of Japanese culture, work life, and religion through food
◆ See expert wholesalers and food connoisseurs at work
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
Tsukiji Hongwanji Temple
Our tour begins at the main gate of Tsukiji Hongwanji Temple.
Tsukiji Hongwanji was founded in the 17th century and is one of the largest temples in Tokyo. Its unique exterior is modeled after ancient Buddhist architecture from India and other South Asian countries, and it is known for its stained-glass windows and numerous animal sculptures, distinctively rare features for a Japanese temple.
Following Tsukiji Hongwanji Temple, you will venture to the main destination: Tsukiji Outer Market.
Opened in 1935, Tsukiji Market was until recently the world’s largest wholesale fish market, and it remains Japan’s most popular food-related tourist destination. With over 360 establishments, it is home to a mix of wholesalers, restaurants, shops, market stalls, and other businesses, some of which can trace their history back to the market’s very beginning. Owing to its closeness to Tokyo Bay, food lovers from all over the country flock to the area in search of the best and tastiest seafood — and they stay to marvel at the market’s charismatic workers and unusual products.
As part of the tour, you can try and buy a variety of Tsukiji’s best food products, many of which are cooked right in front of your eyes. Some of these foods include:
• Sushi items fresh from the Pacific Ocean
• Charcoal-grilled seafood, such as scallops, oysters, squid, octopus, shrimp, and eel
• Premium grade Wagyu beef skewers
• Yakitori grilled chicken skewers
• Japanese-style omelet
• Japanese-style hot pot
• Beautifully decorated Japanese sweets
• Ice cream and soft serve ice cream
(Foods subject to change , depend on the seasons）
The market is much more than just the food on sale too! As a major distributor to Tokyo restaurants, Tsukiji also sells some of the best seasonings, condiments, and sauces the city has to offer. This includes everything from shiitake mushrooms and pickles to uniquely Japanese flavorings like fresh wasabi and miso. What’s more, many of the market sellers also allow you to try these top-notch seasonings for free!
Knives & Supplies
Tokyo’s high-quality food would be nothing without the equipment that makes it, and that’s why some of the most renowned utensil stores in the city can be found in Tsukiji too. The area houses many kitchen supplies stores, including those selling Japanese-style kitchen knives, well known for their precision and diversity, as well as other stores supplying useful equipment like food baskets and specially-made pottery. As part of the tour, your guide will take you around some of these stores, where you will learn the history of the Japanese food trade.
The People Behind the Food
Finally, Japanese food would be nothing without the people who make and supply it – and thanks to Tsukiji’s open streets, the market is the best place to see some of these people at work. You will see everyone from merchants to expert knife sharpeners and more, all part of the eclectic atmosphere that is Tsukiji. And as you walk, our expert guide, nationally certified and professionally trained in the history of Tsukiji, will teach you all about the formation of this spectacular area.
Total Price = Basic Fee + Fee per Person * Number of Participants + Tax
• Guiding by a nationally licensed interpreter-guide
• 9 food items, such as:
◦ Your choice of either 3 grilled items (scallop skewer, shrimp skewer, oysters, etc.) or 1 Wagyu beef skewer
◦ Tuna sushi
◦ Japanese-style omelet
◦ Fried fish paste skewer
◦ Japanese rice ball with filling
◦ A dessert
◦ A drink
◦ Japanese tea (sample only)
◦ Dashi soup stock (sample only)
(Foods subject to change , depend on the seasons）
• Transportation to the meeting place
• Food, drinks, and other items not listed in the inclusions
◆ This is a shared program. Multiple groups may take this program at once.
◆ Please follow the instructions of the guide during the program. We will not be responsible for any accidents that may occur due to disobedience of the guide's instructions.
◆ The program will be operated in accordance with the guidelines stipulated by the Japan Tourism Agency. As a measure against COVID-19, you will be asked to disinfect your hands and wear a mask, and we will measure your temperature before starting the experience.
◆ Walking tours may be subject to change due to facility closures or weather conditions. In such cases, we will guide you to alternative locations.
◆ The program duration stated is only approximate. Please note that the duration of the experience may vary depending on the situation and the number of guests.
◆ For walking tours, you are requested to meet our guide at a designated meeting place. If you are late, please contact us at 03-6432-0195 during business hours (weekdays from 9:00 to 18:00). We may also provide you with an additional telephone number to contact in advance of the program.
◆ If you require special assistance during the program due to any of the following: religious reasons, physical conditions, illness, allergies, or the age of children, please be sure to indicate this in the remarks section of the reservation form at the time of application. Please note that we cannot guarantee any arrangements or changes to the program without prior inquiry.
◆ The minimum number of participants for this program is 2.
◆This program is typically held in English. However, languages other than English can also be supported. Please inquire at email@example.com for details. If the program is available in your language, an additional fee of 1,000 yen (tax not included) per person will be added to the listed fee.
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