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Explore the renown Tsukiji Market with a professional, English-speaking tour guide! Watch the infamous Tuna Auction (optional add-on) in the early morning and explore the Tsukiji Fish Market afterwards in this extensive tour!

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  • Tour the bustling Japanese Tsukiji Market, famous as the biggest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world
  • Learn about the history of Tsukiji Market and its offerings from a knowledgeable, English-speaking, professional tour guide with years of experience in the hotel and food and beverage industry
  • Witness the well-known Tuna Auction at Tsukiji Market, from when brokers check the quality of the fish to when they sold at extravagant prices
  • Gain insight into the tour guide's list of recommended sushi restaurants in the Tsukiji area
  • Savor the freshest and tastiest sushi for breakfast

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The meeting location will be confirmed after you booking.


Important Information

Tsukiji Fish Market is a place designed for food professionals and was not originally intended for tourism. Be vigilant of the busy forklifts and carts working from the early hours of the morning. We also strongly recommend casual clothing and comfortable shoes for your safety.

- Groups larger than 5 people will be split into 2 groups.
- Please do not bring strollers or luggage to the market, as the passageways are very narrow.
- Your tour may be a group tour with other guests. We will always inform you prior to the tour.
- If you have a child please let me know in advance.
- You don't need to pay for lunch for the guide.


What you need to bring

Casual clothing and comfortable shoes


Meet your host :
Kiyoshi
  • 日本語 (Fluent)
  • English (Fluent)

Nice to meet you, I am Kiyoshi. After graduating from university, I worked in the Hotel and Food & Beverage industry for many years. Thanks to those years of experience, I am now well acquainted with the Japanese food industry. I am a licensed guide in Japan, and would love to take travelers to explore Tsukiji market.

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Reviews (178)

  • Antonina Antonina

    Excellent!

    This was a great, extensive tour of the fish market. We learned and saw so much which we know would've been impossible without a guide. Kiyoshi, our tour guide, was knowledge and fun to be with on this tour. He made this a very memorable trip for us.

  • Tatas Tatas

    Fantastic experience to learn what is going on

    I would like to thanks Kiyoshi for bringing me around the Tsukiji Market. He is very knowledgeable, gave me useful information to prepare the tour and gave very good explanation about the market. I saw the vegetable auction, walk inside the fish market, saw the frozen tuna being cut, looked at interesting shops, and of course enjoy fresh sashimi, which I love it!

  • Natallie Natallie

    Amazing Experience!

    Cannot say enough about how amazing this tour was! Kiyoshi was very friendly and knowledgeable. He was able to show us all parts of the market while educating us on the different types of produce/product regional to Japan. He also knew the best spots in the market to stop for a bite or drink. Highly recommend this tour with Kiyoshi, what a treat!

  • Alastair Alastair

    Mr Edwards

    Huge rip off.

  • Baron Baron

    Saw and heard many amazing things!

    Kiyoshi was on time and super knowledgable about all aspects of the market and of course the culture. He had many friends and acquaintances throughout the market that he introduced me to that would provide additional insight to my many questions.

    At first we perused the outer market as that was all that was accessible before 10am. And please note - the outer market is wonderful. When Kiyoshi saw how much I wanted to get into the inner market to see the action around the fish he saw to it that we were able to go deeper and see some amazing things happening with the fish that was coming in and to take a look at the chefs and vendors selecting their goods for the day.

    Amazing tour! Lots of learning. Lots of beauty and sushi for breakfast! Wear good warm shoes to keep your feet dry. Highly recommend!

  • Seth Seth

    Very Informative

    Kiyoshi is a very knowledgeable and patient guide. We have gained a lot of insight from this tour. Highly recommended!

  • Area Area

    Culture Walk with Kiyoshi

    We had a wonderful exploration with Kiyoshi in the Tsukiji Fish Market. He is very knowledgeable and familiar with the operation of the market. During the tour, Kiyoshi also gave us some unexpected experience such as having chance to chat with vendor and wholesaler, and experience the tradition temple blessing. We highly recommend Kiyoshi be your guide.

  • Fiona Fiona

    Wonderful market tour with Kiyoshi

    We had a wonderful (early!) morning walking around the markets with Kiyoshi. We started off watching the fruit and vegetable auction which was very interesting. When then made our way through the stalls selling fruit and veggies to the public. Afterwards we stopped for a delicious breakfast of sushi and sashimi. Following breakfast Kiyoshi walked us through the outer markets pointing out interesting typical Japanese food items and kitchenware. Finally we made our way through the fish markets and saw many variety of interesting fish - we saw many fresh and frozen tuna being prepared. It was a great morning out - we would highly recommend Kiyoshi.

  • Jayne Jayne

    Engaging & Interesting Tour

    Kiyoshi-san is very knowledgeable and we had a wonderful time with him. He showed us around the market from a non-tourist perspective and we even managed to speak with a few of the local stall owners about their businesses. If you are there to have "tripadvisor recommended" 2 hours waiting time sushi, or just look to buy food stuff, I would not recommend this tour. But if you are there to understand more about all the different kinds of food that are commonly traded in this world famous market, I would highly recommend this tour with him. In all honesty, we did see many bored looking tourists sitting around outside looking quite lost and wondering what they were doing there - without having discovered this gem of a place.

  • Evangeline Evangeline

    Interesting tour

    Kiyoshi was amiable and friendly. He was also very communicative and gave clear instructions prior to meeting him.
    I had an insightful tour of the market as he explained and pointed out everything - until it all became a blur, haha. But it was very interesting and I am glad to have Kiyoshi to guide me through the market efficiently. It was a great morning well spent and I had an excellent lunch at a restaurant he recommended after the tour.
    Thank you Kiyoshi for your time!

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