See and feel a secret of the world largest fish market now to support a healthy food “Washoku”. Why “Washoku” a UNESCO Cultural Heritage is so healthy and delicious? It is because of its freshness. Its freshness is realized by overnight work in Tsukiji.
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Pick up at your hotel
Sightseeing of inside and outside of Tsukiji Market(shopping is possible)
at Tsukiji Station on Oedo Line or Tsukiji Station on Hibiya Line
A National Certified Guide takes you around Tsukiji Market in an enjoyable and safe atmosphere. Your private guide also helps you shop in a small group. Languages supported are English, French, Spanish, Chinese, and others. This walk inside the fish market where fish brokers are busy working is a very special tour offered by True Japan Tour. The quality level of restaurants in Tokyo can be compared with that of restaurants of Paris. You may well know of this from the fact that a number of Japanese restaurants are awarded the Michelin stars. Tsukiji Market is instrumental in making this happen. Washoku, Japanese-style food has been registered as a UNESCO Cultural Heritage. Some of its distinguishing features are to use seasonal ingredients and to limit the amount of spices and oil to a bare minimum so that the original flavors of ingredients can be savored.
In order to do that, almost ripened vegetables and fruits should be harvested and distributed to consumers in a very short time. Seafood should also be as fresh as possible and preferably be delivered to consumers within the same day of its catch. Tsukiji Market is the world largest fish market handling 480 kinds of seafood and 380 kinds of vegetables and fruits. To make this happen, food ingredients should be brought into the market from the previous night without interruption by trucks and its auction starts from 5 a.m.
Skilled workers disassemble tuna and let out the blood and take out the meat from seashells. Thus tuna and seafood are turned into food ingredients. Out of more than 700 food stores employees from restaurants and fishmongers make a purchase for their food ingredients. During auction and purchase dealings, they use special professional jargon that the layman cannot understand. It’s a special world for professional. This tour takes you around to observe what’s happening daily in the market. Help and advice from well experienced guides are indispensable for tourists to walk safely in complexly partitioned narrow alleys with many three-wheel electric cars briskly coming and going.
Guiding Fees, transportation fee from hotels using public transportation such as subway or JR. We will charge you an actual fee if you wish to use a taxi or hired car.
※In case of meeting at your lobby, your hotel should be within a ten-minute walk distance from a JR station on Yamanote Line or subway station. We may charge an additional fee in case your hotel is located out of this range.
Lunch, meals, shopping expenses
-Our single guide can take care of a maximum of four people. Basically children under the age of 11 are not allowed to enter the market. Please e-mail us for details.
-Tour contents might be changed for tours conducted in and after autumm due to major relocation of the inner market from Tsukiji to Toyosu in November 2016.
-Please follow the guide's instruction during the program. We shall not be responsible for any accident caused by disregard for the instructions.
-Program duration is an estimate. It is subject to change depending on the number of participants and/or conditions without notice.
-Please advise us if you have any religious or health restrictions, allergies, or the case where you would like to request a special care for participants, including children. Please note that any programs booked without an inquiry will not be guaranteed.
-Our services are mainly offered in English. In addition, services in other languages, such as Chinese, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Russian are also available. In case you would like services in languages other than English, please inquire us as soon as possible. We will check the availability.
-Before booking, please email us to check the availability.
Please note that any programs booked without an inquiry will not be guaranteed.
-Our business hours are from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on weekdays. For inquiries received outside the business hours, we will look into them and respond on the next business day.
-Pick-up service is limited to a place within 10 minute walk from a station on JR Yamanote Line or inside the circle of JR Yamanote Line.
Tour contents might be changed due to major relocation of the inner market from Tsukiji to Toyosu.
This tour with Yuki & the other guide from Triplelights was an absolute highlight of our holiday in Japan for our group. They met us at our hotel & took us to a local Sumo Stable. We were amazed at the strength & flexibility of the wrestlers & afterwards they helped explain so much to us and showed us a lot of information which definitely helped us later in the day when we attended the Sumo Tournament. They were only too happy to walk us to where we wanted to have breakfast. Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone coming to Japan...it’s something you should experience & I’m sure you will enjoy ?
Dear Wendy, Thank you for your comment. We greatly appreciate your photo as well. We will definitely share your feedback and photo with the guides. Sincerely yours, TJ tours
Had 6 adults and 1 tween for a sumo practice tour. We had a main guide, Kiochiro, and an assistant who were very friendly and informative. They met us at our hotel and guided us through 2 subway trains and 1 bus ride to the sumo stable. Although the sumo practice is interesting, take seriously the warning that you will be sitting on the floor for 2 hours. You may be a bit stiff getting up. Got a picture with the wrestlers after practice. We would definitely recommend this tour!!!
Dear Jeanne, Thank you very much for your feedback. Our guide is glad to hear that you enjoyed the tour. Sincerely yours, TJ tours
The tour to observe sumo wrestlers train was a highlight of my Japan trip. Mr Takeuchi was professional, knowledgeable, and took care of us very well.
Dear Swee-Kin, Thank you very much for your feedback. Please feel free to contact us when you plan another trip to Japan in the future! Sincerely yours, TJ Tours
Rumi is super organized! Dropped off a booklet on Sumo before arranging a stable visit to watch training — she’s solid & friendly!