Tsukiji and Asakusa Food and Drink Cultural Walking Tour (Half day)

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Half day Food and Drink Tour in Tsukiji and Asakusa

From USD 145.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Follow a knowledgeable guide through one of the world’s largest fish markets during this food tour of east Tokyo. Start with a stroll around the outer Tsukiji Market, and taste specialty foods and drinks such as Japanese omelettes, sushi, fried fish cakes, sake, and tea—enough to add up to lunch. Then continue on to the Asakusa district to sample sweets at a cafe. You'll experience Japanese culture through its food, just like the locals do.
  • Get an insider view of the outer Tsukiji Market
  • Taste food and drinks such as fried fish cakes and sake
  • Sample sweet treats at a cafe in Asakusa
  • Learn about Japan’s culinary traditions from an informative guide

What's Included

  • Local professional guide
  • Walking and cultural tour
  • Food tour menu : Japanese omelette, fried fish cake, fresh tuna, sake, sushi and traditional sweets)
  • Complementary food samples : Dashi soup stock and Katsuobushi, snacks etc.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Extra food and drinks
  • Other personal expenses
  • Transportation fee to meeting point

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Tsukiji Honganji 築地本願寺
    3-chōme-15-1 Tsukiji, Chuo City, Tokyo 104-8435, Japan

    [ Meetup ] 8:15am @The main gate of Tsukiji Honganji-Temple *Google maps: *We will leave at start time sharp, so please make sure to be there on time!(We could not wait!)

Start time

08:30 am

End point

  • 2-chōme-18-9 Kaminarimon
    2-chōme-18-9 Kaminarimon, Taito City, Tokyo 111-0034, Japan

    Asakusa Information Center

What To Expect

Tsukiji Hongwanji Temple

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Tsukiji Jogai Market

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

Tsukiji Fish Market

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Asakusa (Pass By)

Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Nakamise Shopping Street (Kaminarimon)

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Asakusa Shrine (Pass By)

Senso-ji Temple

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


1 hour 20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Walking shoes are recommended
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum drinking age is 20 years. We prepare another drink for under 20 years.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • In case of late arrival, the tour cannot be extended.
  • No refunds will be given for cancellations or late arrivals on the day of the tour.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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56 reviews
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Don't miss It
S_W, Aug 2023
Very polite, very detailed. Kid friendly. Great food all round, highly recommended the tour guide, yoko
Nice, small group tour
Raj_C, July 2023
Sayo was a great guide and we had a wonderful small group. Loved the knowledge and tour in general. Food was great. Highly recommended.
Excellent tour of the market!
HPARK13, June 2023
Excellent tour! Small group so we were able to experience everything close up. Incredible guide, Asaka was the best! Perfect amount of time to learn about and make our way through the market. Tried some great food and explored areas we wouldn’t have known about. A lot of food for the tour including lunch so come hungry! Highly recommend.
A great option for seeing the outer market and asakusa
nimit_a, June 2023
This was a great exposure to the incredible food and ingredients that are a mainstay of Japanese culture. Lunch was delicious. There was time for a little shopping, and Yuriko was an excellent guide!
Excellent Food Tour
Ollie, May 2023
This was an excellent food tour. Sato was enthusiastic and interesting and his English was very good. We tried around 15 different items and three different restaurants. Food included pork cutlet, wagyu beef (like butter), shashimi, and gyoza. They were also very generous with the drinks. Tried there kinds of sake and two local mixed drinks. Highly recommend this tour
Great day in Shibuya!
John_F, May 2023
Our guide, Yuko, was very knowledgeable and friendly. She took us on an amazing tour and shared wonderful food and experiences. I would highly recommend this tour.
Local style tour to a touristy place.
Griffin_C, Apr 2023
Nice tour of fish market. Toma was an excellent guide and took us to some really cool sports and steered us away from the really touristy shops. We got to try a lot of different things which I loved. We had all been to Asakusa so Toma asked if we wanted to do something else which we all said yes, it was great of her to be flexible like that and provide all of us with the best experience possible. I would recommend this tour. The sushi lunch was very good but I probably would’ve preferred to continue to try different things and just fill up on things in the fish market or in Asakusa.
Must Try to have BEST experience of Tsukiji and Asakusa!
Lily_R, Dec 2022
ARIGATO GOZAIMASU!!!!!!! Tak!! Tak!!! Tak is truly the BEST of the BEST!!! Where do we begin? The first second we met him, his energy was contagious. It was a cold day and on top of that, it was 8:30 am but there was nothing that would have stopped Tak's energy level! Soon enough, we found ourselves falling into Tak's magic- his knowledge of the Tsukiji-Honganji temple to the very last recommendation of the Shiba-Inu cafe was impressive. He explained to us about the history in a timeline that we could easily understand. We threw numerous questions for about 6 hours straight, and he had an answer to every single one. Not only that, he made sure we could hear him in crowded areas and never made us feel embarrassed for asking any kind of questions (culture, food, customs, religion, shopping, entertainment etc.) He accommodated to our family of 4, including 2 children (age 13 and 11). Both kids were thoroughly entertained and well-fed! My son who was not a fan of the tamagoyaki got a chicken yakitori instead. This would be just one example of Tak making the tour personal. He soon realized that each of us had our interests, and he made sure to find stores for us- strawberries, toro, candy fruits, sweet potato cake, stationary, animal themed cafe, kitchen utensils, knives, goldfish catching, and the list can go on! 6 hours went by too quickly and probably the most efficient way to maximize Tsukiji and Asakusa! Luckily, we had an empty large backpack with us because we returned back with a full load and carrying bags. BEST BEST BEST TOUR EVER ALL BECAUSE OF TAK!!! If you ever do this tour, I highly recommend TAK!!! TAK is your best option if you want someone who will personalize the tour to fit all your needs and interests, knowledgeable, and kid friendly. We will be talking about you frequently, Tak!!
Fantastic day tour
Sightseer48084679531, Mar 2019
Our knowledgeable guide Amigo made this tasting tour extra special. Great variety of delicious food.
Fantastic guide! The tour included...
Wendy_J, Apr 2018
Fantastic guide! The tour included an incredible amount of food and lots of variety. Our guide actually spent much more than the scheduled amount of time was very informative and personable.
Our guide Chihiro was terrific. Her...
MaryAnne_W, Mar 2018
Our guide Chihiro was terrific. Her English was excellent and she was extremely knowledgeable about not only the area and the markets but Tokyo as well. There were only four of us on this tour which was a perfect number as it allowed us to move through the areas with ease. Chihiro also offered us advice about other activities in Tokyo and was kind enough to email me with directions for the metro to other areas we wished to see.
I had the most fantastic time with...
Alexey S, Feb 2018
I had the most fantastic time with Mr. Yukio. He was very knowledgeable, enthusiastic, hardworking. We made a good 2 hours at different parts of the Tsukiji market. I tried to keep myself a bit hungry which was hard given so much you can to try there. Yukio made sure you take the best of the many varieties offered. We also had sake tasting before making it Asakusa market which is mostly for buying souvenirs. Thank you
This tour was very interesting but...
John_B, Feb 2018
This tour was very interesting but not what we were expecting. Our guide Noriko was very good and really informative. We had plenty of ingredient tasting opportunities, a sushi lunch and a Japanese tea with desserts. However, there was no cuisine tasting as would be more typical.
Yukio was a great guide, full of...
Amy l, Oct 2017
Yukio was a great guide, full of information about what we were seeing and Japanese culture. So much food, we were barely hungry for our excellent lunch. I would take any tour with him. Nice small group.
The tour takes you through the food...
Doris_C, Oct 2017
The tour takes you through the food stalls and shops outside the Tsukiji Fish Market to try some Japanese food and Sake. It was fun looking at all the stalls and trying some of the foods and Sake. Our guide Toshi was excellent in explaining about the foods. The trip up to Asakusa was nice, but it was very touristy with lots of souvenir shops. Overall, I would recommend this tour.
A great experience!! Samachi, our...
Lynn J, Aug 2017
A great experience!! Samachi, our guide, was lovely and so knowledgable. It was a wonderful to kick off our trip.
This is a great tour of Tsukiji...
Keith B, July 2017
This is a great tour of Tsukiji market and fish market. If I were to make one change to the tour, I would stop the tour after the fish market rather than going to Asakusa. Asakusa has really nothing to do with food and since we had already seen it on another tour really wasn't that impactful for us. Would like the tour to start and end at Tsukiji and then we could have had lunch at Tsukiji with all of our new found knowledge of the area. As a part of the tour we did eat at a great sushi place before taking the subway to Asakusa.
Great tour, very informative and a lot...
Paige E, Mar 2017
Great tour, very informative and a lot of food! Love the market.
Yuriko was fantastic, she did an...
JOSEPH_B, Feb 2017
Yuriko was fantastic, she did an excellent job of showing us around Tsukiji and Asakusa. Very informative and interesting.
We had Yuriko San for our guide and...
Caitlyn K, Feb 2017
We had Yuriko San for our guide and she was fantastic! She had so much information to tell us and was able to answer all of our questions. The day itself was wonderful with much to see and lots of amazing food!! Highly recommended.

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