Tsukiji Fish Market Tour and Dine on Sushi
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The host will be very busy in September so we advise interested customers to book our second Tsukiji Fish market tour which can be found here: voyag.in/tsukiji-market-walk
Tsukiji Fish Market is one of the largest wholesale seafood markets in the world and is the most popular tourist destination among foreign visitors to Japan. The market includes an inner area consisting of over 900 wholesalers and an outer area containing a mixture of retail and wholesale vendors as well as various sushi restaurants. Because the fish market is exclusive to wholesalers, many Tokyo natives aren't familiar with the sushi restaurants in the area and guidebooks about Tsukiji often provide varying information. On this tour, your guide's intimate knowledge of the market will give you access to information and places that you can't discover from guidebooks.
- See first-hand the wholesaler-exclusive interior of the Tsukiji market
- Learn about the market's background and history.
- Look around the market's outer area for vendors
- View the "ukiyo-e" (Japanese woodblocks prints) of the Tsukiji market.
- Be introduced to your guide's recommended sushi restaurant in the Tsukiji area
- What you need to bring:
It was a nicely planned guided tour and having Tsukiji King was great because he was able to give us valuable insights that only locals knew. One of the best part of the tour was bringing us to a location where we could capture the bird eye's view of the market. He also brought us to a restaurant at the end of the tour that served very delicious seafood bowls and were value for money.
If you want a special experience of the huge fish market in Tokyo, this is something for you. At first I thought it would an ordinary tourist trip, but instead we got an inside walktrough of the place. Our guide really knew everything about the place and at the end, he took us to a hidden sushi place, where I tasted the best sushi i have ever had. Without comparison!
Visiting the fish market with the "Tsukiji King" will make your trip to the fish market like no other. He took us up to a roof top nearby the market, giving you a tremendous view of the area while he was introducing us to the fishing business. The best part though was entering a hidden sushi restaurant with no ques at all (the other more touristy sushi bars will take you two hours to get seated). I have never had better sushi. A great experience. Afterwards you will feel like your head has been having a good massage!
We can only recommend this unique excursion. The tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable and provided us with many insights and details we would certainly have missed otherwise. We had a chance to see the inner and outer markets close up and were as well show some very good spot to take pictures. Also our kids (11/13) enjoyed the tour. The tour does not cover the tuna auction which is really very early in the morning but given all the fish - including a lot of tuna - we saw in these 3 hours we did miss something.
Good brief tour - a bit of history, a description of the way the industry works and some good vantage points that you wouldn't find on your own, along with English translations/explanations of the unusual species for sale.
Finished with a good look around the outer market and sushi.
A great day! I have friends who have attempted this on their own and they only saw the tip of the iceberg. A great way to see they place though a locals eyes. highly recommended.
There was no special lecture, just a really fun, nice tour at the behind the scenes workings of the Tsukiji fish market. The tour guide was very friendly, informative, helpful and understanding in showing us around and making sure we knew the history and interesting details of Tsukiji. This is a must if you are at all interested in sushi or the fish market culture of Japan. The sushi restaurant at the end of the tour is especially great. The sushi chefs are delightful, entertaining and willing to take questions, even obvious ones from clueless Americans. The sushi is the best I have ever had. The walk through the fish market is another highlight. It's a little busy and dangerous, but very interesting to see all the wholesalers in their grubby fishmonger gear chopping fish heads and sawing frozen tuna into slices. Overall, a great experience!