Stroll through Tokyo’s kitchen and delight in the tastes, smells and sights of the world’s most famous fish market. Discover new flavour sensations and find out more about the people that work here. Round off the morning with an introduction to sake and a spirited tasting to whet your appetite.
Higashi-ginza Station, Exit 3, Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line, and Toei Asakusa Line, at top of the escalator on street level, in front of the little shrine at the Kabukiza Theatre
Tsukiji Fish Market, accessible on Tsukiji Station, Hibiya Tokyo Metro Line
The maximum number of people on this tour will be 6 passengers.
Vegetarian, Vegan, or Gluten Free options are available on this tour, but the food selection is limited.
Legal age for drinking alcohol in Japan is 20 years old. Customers under 20 will be served non-alcoholic drinks only. A moderate amount of walking is involved. Please wear closed-toe shoes, due to wet floors at the market. We recommend sneakers.
While we strongly recommend that all travellers are vaccinated against COVID-19 to reduce the risk of transmission and avoid putting undue strain on healthcare services, vaccinations are not a requirement to join an Intrepid Urban Adventures tour. For further information, please review COVID-19 Health & Safety at https://www.urbanadventures.com/en/about-us/covid-19-customer-info
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity.
Spend your morning with us exploring the famous Tsukiji Fish Market. We will start by wandering through Tsukiji’s 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 kilometres 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 omelette 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 the history of the market, all the different seafood 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.
We reserve the right to change both the route and places visited within the tour. Food inclusions are subject to change, dependent on availability on the day.