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Tsukiji Outer Market Walk & Sushi-Making

Half DayTour

Overview

Tsukiji Market, which was reclaimed from the sea during the Edo Period (the name Tsukiji literally means ‘reclaimed land’), has long been the vibrant heart of Tokyo’s culinary culture. While the inner wholesale fish market has been relocated to Toyosu, the outer market – which boasts around 400 shops – remains a lively centre for visitors and locals alike to enjoy delicious food, and purchase kitchenware and a variety of local specialities and foodstuffs.


Itinerary

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Tsukiji Outer Market Walk & Sushi-Making
- Half Day
Today, visit the hive of activity that is Tsukiji Outer Market. After starting with an informational video about the inner market and the famous tuna auction, head on a guided tour of some of the main spots in the outer market. Sample some of the treats on offer and take the chance to pick up some souvenirs along the way. Many of the shops in the market have been in business for decades, while some renowned food companies, such as Ajinomoto, began their operations here.
The expert guide will share entertaining anecdotes about the local area, shops and restaurants. Visitors will stop by a local Shinto shrine where devotees pray for good fortune and success in business, protection against disasters, and fair weather and calm seas. One of the spots on the tour that aficionados of pop culture will appreciate is one of the caf・s frequented by John Lennon and Yoko Ono during their visits to Japan.

After the tour of the market, head to a sushi restaurant for a hands-on lesson with a sushi chef. Don a sushi chef jacket in preparation for the lesson. Follow the step-by-step instructions and learn how to prepare and arrange different types of sushi, including makizushi and nigiri sushi. After admiring the presentation, tuck in to the mouth-watering meal, which will be served with a side dish such as crisp, golden tempura.

Before leaving, participants will be presented with a certificate of completion – a lovely memento of this delightful experience.


Important Information


Our services include:
– English speaking guide
– Set sushi menu
Our services do not include:
– International and domestic flights (quoted separately)
– Transfers to and from the venue
– Meals and/or drinks other than mentioned above
– Personal expenses (e.g. drinks, laundry, telephone, etc.)
– Travel insurance
– Other services not indicated in the package inclusions above

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