I went on the Tsukiji Fish Market tour with my wife and 11-year-old son. Our tour guide was Naoko. Naoko was very knowledgeable about the market. We were able to sample a variety of different food items. Naoko was easily able to explain what we were eating and provided in depth answers to our questions. She timed our tour so that we got back to an area of the market that provides a show as they cut into a giant tuna! She even made the tour interesting for my son. I must add that Naoko went above and beyond what a regular tour guide would do during our tour. My son ended up getting sick during the tour. Without going into all the details, Naoko took care of my son like he was her own child. She handled the situation perfectly and helped my son feel better. Since my wife and I were strangers in a foreign country, we were overwhelmed with how to handle the situation. Having Naoko with us was a life saver! She knew exactly what to do and where to go. If anyone is considering this tour, I strongly recommend Naoko as your tour guide.
We had a FABULOUS time at the Tsukiji Fish Market with Sachimi! She led us though the market with ease and with great explanations of what we were seeing. We consumed Japanese omelet, fried fish cake, fresh oyster ahi if you don't eat oysters, cherries, Japanese tea, Katsuobushi, sake and sushi. I highly recommend this tour for the first time and returning Tsukiji visitors, it makes a big difference when you have a seasoned shopper guiding you! Thank you Sachimi! :
Thank you Naoko for the amazing tour! This review is a little late, we did the tour on December 26th. Such a great experience. We tried so much delicious food, and had all our (many) questions answered. Naoko was so kind, friendly and knowledgeable about the area and the traditions. Excellent!
This was an amazing tour! Toshi was awesome and took us to great parts of the fish market. We even got to hold a huge Tuna fish in the market highlight of our trip. Toshi was knowledgable and gave us a bunch of fun facts that we would have never known about unless we took this tour. I have already recommended this tour to multiple friends who are visiting Tokyo! Thanks so much for the great experience!
Toshi was our tour guide and we were taken on an intimate group tour we only had a total of 3 plus Toshi to tour around Tsukiji and within the market itself. We were visiting from California, USA while the other person in our group was from Norway. We met up at a temple nearby and he was able to give us not only information on Tsukiji but also history and information about other Japanese culture items and places nearby to the Tsukiji Fish Market. I found it was really great how we were able to sample different foods, not only of sushi, but of other Japanese snacks and foods. Being we could have tried to recreate the tour on our own, we would not have been able to have been able to highlight all the parts of the area in an efficient way and also we definitely would have been lost while walking around. Toshi also was so knowledgeable and fully fluent in English so he was able to answer any questions we had.
I really appreciated our time with him and touring the area and would do something similar to this in the future. When we went to visit a temple, he was able to explain a lot of symbolism and what people do customarily. It was all very educational and interesting.
Toshi, Thank you so much for taking us around! Eric and Elizabeth
My tour guide was Chihiro and she was absolutely wonderful. She answered all my questions, was patient, and was highly knowledgeable. Chihiro shared about the workings of the Fish market as we toured the stalls and informed of us of Japanese culture and customs. I highly recommend this tour!
This tour was incredible - especially the inner market! Even our 9 year old found it fascinating! Both of our guides were lovely, but the main guide, Hiroku, was very knowledgeable and, kindly, answered our questions. She spoke very good English. Tastings were fun and the sushi lunch was excellent!