An interesting and informative tour of the area around Tsukiji Fish Market. Unfortunately, the walk around which used to be part of this tour is no longer possible as, at present, the outer market can no longer be visited until later in the morning and the tour, to fit everything in, starts quite early. However, there are still many interesting places to visit in the public market outside. The tour guide was informative, friendly, and helpful. After the market visit, the tour moves on to the sushi making course which is excellent and solved the puzzle as to how these items are made. We will certainly try it at home now. Afterwards, we ate our creations which more than adequately served as our lunch. We would have given this 5 stars but have reduced it to 4 due to the more limited tour of the outer market, arising due to recently implemented Tsukiji Market restrictions. However, the same restrictions will surely affect all such tours. As an introduction to Tsukiji Market and sushi making we found it to be most interesting and excellent fun.
I went on this tour as a solo traveler and it was great! Our guide, Toshi, was enthusiastic and spoke excellent English. He allowed time for us to buy anything we saw during the market tour. He was also very helpful in interacting with the market shop owners and letting us try samples of the food during the market visit. The sushi making experience was the highlight, and was based in a professional kitchen named 'Tokyo Sushi Academy'. We were taught to make more than 10 types of sushi with high quality ingredients, and the instructor spoke English well too. I would highly recommend this trip.
Touring the Tsukiji Fish Market with a Sushi Making lunch proved to be one of the highlights of our recent trip to Tokyo. Our guide was knowledgeable, and personable, and the sushi making event was entertaining as well as educational. My 13-year-old son and I had a blast! Wear comfortable shoes and enjoy the fish!