Tsukiji fish market used to be the world largest fish market. Even after the inner market moved to Toyosu, the outer market is still there and keep attracting a lot of people. Let's jump into a bustle of the market sampling and shopping. After lunch in a sushi restaurant, let us go to the Hamarikyu garden, the former villa of the shogun in the feudal ages enjoying seasonal flowers feeling the sea breeze.
At your hotel in Tokyo
In the center of Tokyo
Starting from the outer market of Tsukiji, we wander around sampling various kinds of foods, from Japanese omelette to simmered seafood. After having lunch in a sushi restaurant in or near the market, let us wander around the Hamarikyu garden enjoying seasonal flowers. If you would like to enjoy a river cruise, you can hop on a water bus to Asakusa, the Hinode peer, or Odaiba. You can book another half day tour in Asakusa or Odaiba.
You can visit Ginza or Nijubashi bridge of the Imperial Palace instead of Hamarikyu Garden.
Guide fee, hotel pick up in the 23 wards of Tokyo
Transportation fee (you and guide), admission fee of Hamarikyu garden (300 yen/person for you)
On Sunday and Wednesday, some shops and facilities are closed.
-Please note that the Tsukiji market is a very busy place and using a stroller is pretty dangerous and may cause trouble to someone.
- Lunch fee, transportation fee, and admission fee of Hamarikyu garden are not included.
-Please wear comfortable shoes.
Azabu is close to our hotel, but we never spent time there. Interesting to see how the neighborhood homes, shops, restaurants and establishments all fit together within this area. Seeing tofu making and sampling the product was much appreciated.
Paul san, Thank you for your warm review. I had a pleasant time with you. It was a great opportunity for me to get to know such active people like you, and I am very happy to let you know a piece of our everyday life that is not touristic. Hope I will see you again in Japan and explore another off the beaten path someday. Thank you again and stay safe. Rieko
We had a day with Rieko san at Azabu Juban, which included a tofu making session. And it turned out to be a most enjoyable day for us - Rieko san speaks very good English and showed us around an area which we have never been before - Azabu Juban - the atmosphere was very nice - not overly crowded and lots of nice shops - confectionery, souvenirs, eateries, etc. We like the area a lot. And she explained the background and walked us to a Shinto shrine and a Buddhist temple. The tofu session was really fun - it was a small tofu factory, and we got to taste various tofu products as well as making (final portion of it) actual tofu. The tofu was premium tofu and tastes fantastic! An outing for us that was really enjoyable! Rieko san, thanks so much for showing us around today!
Kenneth san, Gnoon Hon san, Wow! What a great review. Thank you so much for your lots of warm words. I also had a good time with you today. Azabu-Juban is one of my favorite places in Tokyo and I am very happy that you enjoyed the tour and the tofu making session very much. And it is a really pity the tofu factory has to relocate. Hope you enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan and a safe flight to your country with a lot of good memories. I wish to visit your beautiful country someday and see you there. Thank you again and take care.
Rieko was an amazing guide and made a memorable day for my mother and I! She got us around the Tokyo area efficiently and we were able to do everything on the itinerary on good time. Rieko is reserved and professional, and I highly suggest booking a tour with her.
Dear Guiomar, Thank you so much for your warm words! I’m very glad to know that we could share a very good time. Your happy smile also made me happy. I appreciate your great review again and hope to see you and your siblings soon in Japan. Send my best regards to your kind mother. Rieko
Yokohama has many interesting places to visit: the Ramen museum, Cup Noodle museum, Chinatown, etc. However, Rieko's tour gives you a balance of these places as well as giving you a taste of local Yokohama, literally! On our way to the lunch spot, Rieko took us along the local streets which is a great contrast to the usual tall buildings and shopping malls. One particular area of interest that we walked past was this long building along the Ooka River which had many little bars and restaurants. It looks like it would be very busy at night time! We arrived at Hechikan for lunch and we immediately noticed the long queue which got us all excited! The menu is all in Japanese which Rieko-san was happy to help translate for us. The wait was about 20 minutes but it was well worth the wait, the ramen was so delicious! Rieko-san's tours are very well planned out and she can customise according to what you would like to see, do or eat. She is very accommodating and she ensures you get the best tour possible. I recommend asking her good places to eat as she always has great suggestions! :)
Dear Andrew san, Vanessa san, Thank you so much for writing such a great review! I am very happy to hear that you liked my tour and ramen, and that I could become a part of your memorable holidays. I also had a great time with such a nice family like you. Every time I go to Hechikan or that area, I will remember you and your great family. Please send my best regards to Ashleigh and Jayden. Thank you again for having me. Rieko