Classic Tsukiji Insider’s Tour

Food & Drink Tour

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    This tour is provided by

    Arigato Japan Food Tours

    We are Arigato Japan Food Tours and our goal is to help you make delicious memories of Japan during your travels to Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Hiroshima! On our tours you’ll taste local and regional specialties like okonomiyaki, yakitori, sashimi, taiyaki, gyoza, nabe, yakisoba and so much more. We will show you places locals cherish for an off-the-beaten-path, foodie experience of daily life in Japan that you won’t soon forget.

    • Cultural ExperienceAuthentic local eateries and izakayas in Tokyo
    • 7 day a weekStarts promptly at 9am
    • Shibuya, Tokyo4 Food stops

    Join our morning tour of the of the historic neighborhood market in Tsukiji. You have probably heard that the wholesale fish vendors have moved — But  this part of town is still one of the best food areas in all of Tokyo,  home to delicious restaurants and market shops, some dating back over 100 years or more!  Taste specialties from the area; things you simply cannot find anywhere else. We know all the hidden gems and will make sure you have a chance to taste the many flavors that make up the heart and soul of Japanese cuisine. Start out with an amazing coffee and a tour overview at one of Tokyo’s best artisanal coffee spots.

    Visit the 65 specialty vendors who decided NOT to move to Toyosu at the wholesale building. They have remained in Tsukiji in a custom made facility great for workers and visitors alike. We can often see whole Tuna being prepared for selling. We will try fresh sashimi, and see the best of what is in season this time of year.  Join a tasting session where we try new and unique food every time we tour! You will not find this on any other Tsukiji tour! Visit a shrine with 300+ years of history.

    We start off with our own special Tsukiji breakfast. Spend time touring the specialty fish market while visiting seafood vendors that make Tsukiji world famous and have elected to stay here rather than move. Special tasting break with seasonal bites and then tour the bustling outer market where you will try more famous foods from the area, learn about the history and future of the market community and end your tour with a traditional dessert.

    Price Includes

    • Visit to the intermediate market building with over 65 fish market vendors that elected to remain in Tsukiji
    • Breakfast at a local restaurant
    • Food tastings from the Tsukiji Outer Market area
    • Green tea and traditional Japanese sweets
    • Exploration of regional food from around Japan
    • Background and history of the area with a local guide

    Meeting Location

    Take Exit #2 from Tsukiji Station.

    Our meeting point is Turret Coffee Shop

    Please follow the address below when looking for the meeting spot. It is near to Tsukiji Station and directly behind a Starbucks. Please do not google the address as there are 2 turret coffee locations in the Ginza-Tsukiji area and the other location (closer to Ginza station) is likely to pop-up.


    2 Chome-12-6 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0045

    Your guide will be holding and Arigato Japan sign. Our tour involves walking so please wear comfortable shoes.

    On rainy days, we recommend bringing an umbrella. They can be easily purchased at any convenience store.

    Tour Details

    For this tour, it is possible (with advanced notice at the time of booking) to make adjustments to support the following dietary restrictions:

    • Vegan
    • Vegetarian
    • Pescatarian
    • Gluten Free
    • Shellfish Free
    • Pork Meat Free

    Please keep in mind, however, that we cannot make an allergy free or dietary restriction food guarantee since food is prepared in kitchens that do not belong to Arigato Japan. Also some stops may not have a viable substitution but we will make every effort to compensate at different stops throughout the tour.

    Please Note

    Add more fun to your tour with our Karaoke After Party package.

    We are able to take single traveler bookings for this tour. Please feel free to book directly and we will add you into an existing tour group.

    We have family friendly pricing on all our Arigato food tours- If you are traveling with children and need a price adjustment- please email our team.

    • Babies and Toddlers 0 – 2 years old – free
    • Children 3 -12 years old – 50% of adult price
    • Children 13 and above – full price

    Most people get caught up in the lights and sounds of Shibuya which often lead you astray to commercialized restaurants with cheap introductory prices that charge you for compulsory add-ons no on really wants.

    Tour Notes

    1pm Tour

    • Meeting Time Frame 12:45-1:00 pm
    • Start Time 1:00 pm
    • End Time 4:00 pm

    4pm Tour

    • Time Frame 3:45-4:00 pm
    • Start Time 4:00 pm
    • End Time 7:00 pm

    We have a strict policy about starting our tours on time. This is to protect the enjoyment of all our guests and restaurant partners. We are sorry to say that if you are not able to arrive at the meeting point by the departure time, the tour will start regardless and no refund will be provided. We are also unable to accommodate meeting up in any of the food stops once you’ve missed the start of the tour.

    Changes to tours and spots we visit may occur due to schedules of restaurants, public holidays, weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances. Applicable substitutions will be made in this case. 

    Arigato Tours are a great way to meet other travelers and food fans from around the world. However if you would prefer a private tour please see the additional fees below and click the add on button on your cart when you check out. 

    For a more customized experience, make your tour private for an additional $175 + TAX (min. 2 people) (5+ $250 + TAX)

    Private Food Tour Add-on (1-4 people) (+$175.00)
    Private Food Tour Add-on (5+ people) (+$250.00)