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!
The tour was just the 4 from our family, so we felt like our guide was able to allow us to buy some things that we saw along the wayin the outer market. Our guide, Yukio, was excellent. He was very knowledgable, and he took us up to the top level of a parking garage that gave us a great birds eye view of the whole market. He made several stops throughout the outer market so we could sample a variety of foods like dried squid, some pickled vegetables, and bonita flakes, just to name a few. He was very patient with my father 84 years old and always looking out for him. The sushi making experience was fun. We made more than we could eat. The lunch even included miso soup and a few pieces of tempura which unfortunately were cold like they were fried earlier rather than fresh in addition to the 8 pieces of nigiri and 2 rolls cucumber and tuna that we made ourselves. The sushi chef who taught us even fileted a snapper in front of us and gave us each an additional nigiri from that making 9 pieces all together.