Tsukiji Food Tour & Toyosu Market with Government-Licensed Guide

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Toyosu and Tsukiji Fish Market Cultural Food Tour with National Licensed Guide

From USD 96.32

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Tour two of Japan’s most famous markets in one tour today, Toyosu and Tsukiji, all with a licensed guide who knows their stuff. You’ll experience food culture like a local does, buying and sampling the freshest fish in the country. Your guide will help you navigate the market, which can be daunting if you’re on your own.
  • Explore two of Tokyo’s most famous markets in one guided tour
  • Stay after and eat breakfast or lunch if you like (own expense)
  • Travel between markets on public transport organized by your guide (extra expense)
  • Enjoy this private tour of the fish markets for just you and your party

What's Included

  • Licensed Local English Speaking Guide
  • The pick up/drop off for this tour is on foot.
  • For Tuna Auction tour: Toyosu Market Morning Tuna Auction and Tsukiji Food Tour with Licensed Guide
  • Food and drink ( for yourself)
  • All other personal expenses
  • Transportation fee (for yourself)

Meeting And Pickup

You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup

Meeting point

  • Toyosu Wholesale Fish Market
    6-chōme-6-2 Toyosu, Koto City, Tokyo 135-0061, Japan

    Main Entrance(South) of Toyosu Fish Market

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

End point

  • Tsukiji Outer Market
    4-chōme-13-13 Tsukiji, Chuo City, Tokyo 104-0045, Japan

    Tokyo Tsukiji Fish Market

Pickup details

This private tour is a walking day tour. A private vehicle is not included. Public transportation or local taxis maybe used to transfer between sites. Exact transportation costs can be discussed with the guide after a reservation is finalized. Please have Japanese Yen on hand for your transportation costs. If you wish to arrange for a private vehicle, please contact us directly. All Private vehicles must be booked 2 days in advance. Maximum number of passengers: 7.

What To Expect

Toyosu Market

1 hour Admission Ticket Not Included

Tsukiji Fish Market

3 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • This is not the tour for the tuna auction. Please see Toyosu Market Morning Tuna Auction and Tsukiji Food Tour with Licensed Guide.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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65 reviews
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Reviews by Viator travellers.
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A great tour
Ken, Sept 2023
Kazu is a local who knows his way round the fish market, the food stalls and their owners. The tour was very informative and fun. The fish we ate was fresh as it had been bought by the restaurant only hours before. It is well worth spending some time with Kazu
Response from Host, Sept 2023
Thank you for your kind message. I also enjoyed eating sushi at Toyosu, and took Yurikamome, Hayao Miyazaki'S clock at Shidome. Time was short but if you could enjoy the time together, I was quite happy. Hope you will continue your journey on the globe. Take care for your health. Thank you KAZU
Great day at Toyosu and Tsukiji markets
Richard_T, Aug 2023
Had a great day with Isao walking around Toyosu and Tsukiji markets. He knew exactly where to go and had great suggestions at Tsukiji.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Thanks for your comment of the tour. Tokyo has many good place to go and eat and drink so I want to show you around next time! Please come to Japan in the near future, thank you. Isao Kito
Fun and interesting
Josh_H, July 2023
Emi is a great tour guide! So many interesting facts about the fish market, surrounding neighborhoods and Tokyo in general. Would highly recommend!
Response from Host, July 2023
Hi, thank you very much for your comments. I enjoyed talking with you, your son and your friend's family. I hope spending time in Japan will become an unforgettable experience. Please enjoy cooking with a great Japanese knife from the shop which has 400 years of history. Hope to see you again in Japan. Emi
Knowledgeable and friendly tour guide
grace_m, July 2023
Our tour with Michio was very pleasant and we learned a lot of history and the background. Also, he took us to a very nice sushi restaurant for lunch and it was so fresh and reasonable price. He also worried we might get lost so he walked us back to our hotel after the tour. He is great! Highly recommended!!
Response from Host, July 2023
Thank you very much for your warm and positive review. I’m very happy to know that you had good time with me in Tokyo. We have a lot more for you to explore, so please plan your next visit to us again. Regards, Michio
So interesting to see...
Heidi_J, June 2023
So interesting to see both old and new markets! Kimy was so great to make that happen. Thank you!!!!
Response from Host, July 2023
It was very honor for me to guide you and your beautiful family. Thank you for giving me an unforgettable experience. The scene your husband sit with putting his arm around 2 sons' shoulders with a smile on the subway was imprinted on my mind! May you be forever happy. Kimmy
Great guide but meet at destination location
Liane_K, June 2023
The guide was wonderful and very accommodating. She showed us the new market and the old one which we wouldn’t have been able to find on our own. Would’ve loved to see the auction in action but it’s only on certain days, it’s super early in the morning and you need to make proper arrangement and reservations. I would recommend meeting your guide at the destination to give you more time with the guide. We requested our guide to meet us at our hotel which she did but it took us a really long time to get to our destination due to delays on the rail and we didn’t realize that we were that far from the market. Would definitely use again with better planning on my part. Lesson learned.
Response from Host, July 2023
Thank you for your good review to me. You are always smile and really nice. I shared chocolate and cookies that you brought for me, with my family. They are very delicious. Thank you for your kindness. I hope you had a great tour through out Japan. Best wishes Mally
This was amazing. Our...
ella_t, June 2023
This was amazing. Our tour guide was so sweet. She knew all the spots to go to. We had an incredible experience and would not have been able to communicate and find the best sushi and items in the market without her. She also showed us a great pottery store and we all bought beautiful things (for so cheap). Great tour! Thank you.
A great time.
Spenser_M, May 2023
This was a great, personalized experience and way to see the sights. My guide was very helpful and informative. I saw and learned things I wouldn't have if I just went on my own. Not rushed, very well paced.
Private guide lost on the metro
Mark_E, May 2023
Our guide met us at the hotel at 7am. I had hoped to go to the auction but our guide said that was not possible - which was fine. We planned to go to the fish markets. He was prepared for the 4 hours however his knowledge of the metro system was not good. Instead of helping us to buy a pasmo card we bought individual tickets for each segment and also missed a stop. He was a kind man with good intentions but we did not learn much about the history of the fish markets. We went to tsjuki market for sushi breakfast which was good but then decided to leave our guide and do our own trip. Not worth the price we paid and not what I experienced from private viator tours in Europe. Don’t recommend this tour. Save your money.
Response from Host, July 2023
Hello! Thank you very much for your review. We would like to let you know that Tokyo and other areas are no longer allowing for new pasmos that cannot registered due to the shortage of supplies needed to make IC card chips. This means that you would need to purchase a ticket or if your phone works, have a mobile pasmo for trip. However, this does not work for many so we suggest using tickets. Also, the fish market auction is from 5am and only lasts 10 minutes. We have made a special tour just for those that want to try to see the auction. We hope that you have a safe trip otherwise! JGA Customer Support
Great tour with an excellent guide
Eileen_T, May 2023
Emi was an amazing guide. She met us 2 hours early at our hotel so that we could see the tuna auction. She was so informative and fun to talk to about the market - gave us great recommendations for breakfast and for special Japanese products to buy at the market - and even helped us navigate a Japanese pharmacy when my sister needed to buy some ibuprofen. She is interested in art and was able to give us excellent recommendations for art museums to see in Tokyo. Definitely recommend this tour! Thanks Emi!
Response from Host, July 2023
Thank you very much for your warmful comment! I was really happy to walk around Shinjyuku 5:30 in the morning and ate breakfast at Naka-ya, Toyosu with you and your sister. I kept a memo which you wrote about your favorite photographers. I hope we could talk sometime soon about American and Japanese arts again! I worry about your sister's back. I hope she's already recovered. Hope to see you soon! Emi
Wonderful Fish Mkt Tours
Bluey, May 2023
Our guide Nik was wonderful. Not only did he meet us at our hotel but he also planned the subway trip and accommodated the market tours to our needs. He was also very knowledgeable about the fish and the food we passed along our market tour. We got to taste very popular foods, before the queues began, and we were lucky enough to get to go to a local temple and witness a blessing of a young couple. We would highly recommend it.
Response from Host, May 2023
Thank you very much for your review and teaching me about a good coffee shop in Ginza. I wish you could visit Japan again. Best regards, Nik
Our guide was very nice...
Richard_B, May 2023
Our guide was very nice but not knowledgeable of the area. She has only been a tour guide for 3 months. She did not take us to the Toyosu Fish Market but to a much smaller one. Because of this our tour ended early.
Great tour but too expensive
Henry_S, Apr 2023
Good tour by Tak-san. However, the tour is too expensive. It should be around $100, no more. Great guide but just too expensive.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
We appreciate your kind feedback and our guides do too! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour with your guide. We look forward to your next visit to Japan.
Watch live fish auction
Margo_H, Apr 2023
Emi was our guide and was very knowledgeable and helpful. She even met us at 5:30am (usual time was 7am) so that we could view the live fish auction. Highly recommend going early for that.
Response from Host, May 2023
Hi, thank you very much for joining our market tour in Tokyo. I hope you enjoyed the delicious local food. It was a pleasure to spend time with you! We hope to see you in Japan soon. Please take care of yourself. Emi
Great morning tour
SARI_L, Apr 2023
Very interesting tour. Guide was telling nice stories about marketplace. Our guide was best I ever had. Thanks To her giving tips ti be in Japan.
Response from Host, May 2023
Hi, thank you very much for traveling to Japan. I hope you had a wonderful time exploring Tokyo's oldest market. Please don't forget the time we spent talking at the coffee shop. I want to hear the story of visiting Koya-mountain:) I hope to see you soon. Emi
Quite a foodie outing!
Joe_R, Apr 2023
We had a wonderful morning with Kaori. She understood our needs and gave us good advice. We saw the Toyosu Tuna Auction from the viewing platform (without a pre-reservation). She met us at our hotel and showed us around all of Tsukiji with a quick Toro don bowl and some Hotate, including the protective Shrine and Sushitzuka within. Then we went past the Kibuki Theater and saw some of the Ginza Department store foods as well, and she guided us to a quick path home before noon with a few recommendations for dinner.
Ruth_H, Apr 2023
Tak was a knowledgeable guide He kept us on track and was delightful to tour with, lots of fun with his trivia. We thoroughly enjoyed Would recommend Tak. Thank you Ruth Hoyte
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Thank you. It was my pleasure guiding you through Toyosu and Tsukiji Market. I hope you will enjoy the rest of your stay in Japan. Hope to see you again!
More than just toyosu and tsukiji
Aeron_U, Apr 2023
Emi is a reallt good host, she brought us to places other then tsukiji and toyosu which was a very big + thanks so much!
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Hi, How was your trip to Japan? Thank you for choosing the local market tour. We hope you had an enjoyable time exploring Japan's unique food culture. It was a pleasure having you and your family on our tour, and I hope to see you again in the future.
The tour is somewhat...
Deborah_K, Mar 2023
The tour is somewhat misleading as the Toyosu Market closes at 6:30am so unless you get there very early you won’t see the fish auction. This needs to be explained in the description. Our great guide did the Tsukiji outer market and then took us to other sites in the area.
Beyond fun!
Jared_C, Mar 2023
The tour was FANTASTIC! She knew everything about the market, the foods, the people, and local history. Higashi is so friendly we had a blast.

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