Tsukiji (Old) vs Toyosu (New) S.S Tour

Koto-ku, JapanPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Toshi

6 hours, Hosted in English and Japanese

What you'll do

We'll start at the new Toyosu—the world's largest fish market. We'll then go to the outer area known as the Tsukiji old market and Tsukiji Uogashi, a new building with fish-selling areas, including a background area that is off-limits to ordinary tourists. We'll drop in for fish while experiencing the authentic and dynamic atmosphere of a wholesale market. After taking some shopping time at the outer area, we'll purchase a variety of fish and head to Asakusa. We'll visit the popular Buddhist Sensō-ji temple before we go to my shop to prepare Kaisekistyle lunch--Traditional Japanese Cuisine--, Kaisen Donburi—sashimi rice bowls—with fresh seafood and more. After our meal, we'll have some surprise treats. Please note that the markets are lively and changing each day. Please arrive on time and be aware that the experience can run over time.
Other things to note
Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. The new market is so huge it will seem like we are viewing a factory. We'll go to the Tsukiji old market after that and enjoy comparing the two marketplaces.
We'll start at the new Toyosu—the world's largest fish market. We'll then go to the outer area known as the Tsukiji old market and Tsukiji Uogashi, a new building with fish-selling areas, including a background area that is off-limits to ordinary tourists. We'll drop in for fish while experiencing the authentic and dynamic atmosphere of a wholesale market. After taking some shopping time at the outer area, we'll purchase a variety of fish and hea…

What's included

  • Food
    We'll provide and prepare fresh seafoods, sashimi etc. If you prefer or are...
  • Equipment
    Should there be an accident during this experience, insurance will be appli...

Accessibility

Mobility/physical

Accessible bathroom

Sensory

Break times

Meet your host, Toshi

Host on Airbnb since 2016
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 私は総合旅行実務管理者であり、ツアーコンダクターでもあります。私達は浅草で小さなレストランとサイクリングツアーを営む傍ら、旧築地、新豊洲卸売市場より新鮮な魚介類を仕入れ、地元のお客様の為に「魚の日」を催してきました。その為15年以上、市場とは特別な関係があり、通常の見学者が立ち入れない、他の市場ガイドでは紹介できない、卸売市場の最も活気ある現場へご案内する事が出来ます。また、ゲストと共に当日「目利き」した食材を仕入れて、シェフ・調理師が調理する「海鮮・懐石膳」を召し上がって頂きます。 
I'm a licensed person who can organize tours including overseas travel. Also we run a cafe restaurant and cycling shop in Asakusa, where we have long held "Fish Days" for our customers. We have a special connection to the wholesaler at the old Tsukiji market, and New Toyosu market where we go to buy fish for this event and our tour last 15years.
We can escort you to special place at the Markets and you can eat special [Kaiseki style] lunch cooked licensed cook at our restaurant.
私は総合旅行実務管理者であり、ツアーコンダクターでもあります。私達は浅草で小さなレストランとサイクリングツアーを営む傍ら、旧築地、新豊洲卸売市場より新鮮な魚介類を仕入れ、地元のお客様の為に「魚の日」を催してきました。その為15年以上、市場とは特別な関係があり、通常の見学者が立ち入れない、他の市場ガイドでは紹介できない、卸売市場の最も活気ある現場へご案内する事が出来ます。また、ゲストと共に当日「目利き」した食材を仕入れて、シェフ・調理師が調理する「海鮮・懐石膳」を召し上がって頂きます。 
I'm a licensed person who can organize tours including overseas travel. Also we run a cafe restaurant and cycling shop in Asakusa, where we have long held "Fish Days" for our customers. We have a special connection to the wholesaler at the old Tsu…
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Where you'll be

We'll meet at Shijo-Mae Station, on the Yurikamome Line, and go to Toyosu, the new market. We'll then visit Tsukiji, the old outer market and walk around the fish-selling area. Afterwards, we'll take the subway to Asakusa to visit the Sensō-ji Buddhist temple and go to my shop, where we'll transform the fish into sashimi.

Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 2,118 reviews.

Collin
October 2021
This was an absolutely wonderful experience. 100% worth the price and early morning. First you’ll drag yourself out of bed at 5am, grumbling and wondering what’s gotten into you. Suck it up! The fish market ain’t waiting for you. Next you’ll meet Toshi-san near the new intermediate market and he’ll take you through for an hour or two. This is the high-paced fish market you expect. If you’ve seen Jiro dreams of sushi, this is the (new version of) the market he is shown shopping at. Tourists aren’t allowed in this market, so if you want to see it you’ll have to go with Toshi. At the end of the intermediate market we stopped at the original Masamoto knife store and I picked out a nice new carbon steel yanagiba (sashimi knife) to purchase. We then went to the Tsujiki market. Tourists can go here after 8 or 9AM, but going with Toshi was a much more valuable experience. After that we took a quick trip through Asakusa shrine, and Toshi discussed the tradition and history that went into it. The whole time, Toshi took constant pictures and videos. A problem I often have with traveling is that I want to have pictures and videos of my experiences to remember them by, but I also don’t want to devalue my experiences by obsessing over having my phone out all the time. Having Toshi constantly take pictures decoupled this issue and allowed me to have the best of both worlds. I really appreciated it! Lastly we walked to Toshi’s shop where his wife made us a delicious lunch using the fish, shrimp and crab we had bought that morning. All in all an absolutely fantastic experience. Toshi-san, you should be proud of what you’ve put together and I know I will never forget it. Thank you!!!
Michael
June 2021
Amazing insiders tour of Toyosu Market. Most people don’t get a chance to see this portion of the market, let alone interact with the vendors. Lots of opportunities to pick up food, tea, knives, etc that go hand in hand with the market. Lunch was incredible and WAY more than we expected from the description! Definitely recommend.
Desmond
July 2020
Toshi-san was an excellent host who was very knowledgeable and personable. The tour was great value for money and deserves all its accolades. We really appreciated his and his wife's amazing hospitality and cooking. The seafood meal was a feast to remember. We will definitely recommend this tour to any and everyone.
Faye
March 2020
Toshi was fantastic - very attentive and put so much effort into making the day special regardless of the ongoing corona virus situation. The lunch made by his wife was beyond delicious, and he taught me so much about Japanese culture and etiquette. The cycling was such a great way to enjoy the city! Highly recommend!
Rina
March 2020
We had such a wonderful experience in this tour! Toshi san is a super host who welcomed us very warmly, escorted to many places and introduced so many things with his deep knowledge of fish market and Tokyo city. At the end of the tour he and his wife Hiro san offered a decent Japanese style lunch, which was just amazingly delicious! So friendly atmosphere during the whole tour, and it’s surely gonna be a special experience that you wouldn’t have by yourself. I definitely recommend this trip!
Robert
March 2020
This is an absolutely fantastic experience! I would thoroughly recommend it. Unfortunately due to the virus, we couldn't do exactly what was described, but instead it got even better! and Toshi took us on a small cycling tour of some beautiful cheery blossoms at his secret garden. Toshi was the consummate host, welcoming, polite and funny. His enthusiasm was endearing and infectious. The food was amazing and it being my birthday, he made it extra special. Thank you so much. x

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Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like your needs to be accommodated.

Things to know

Guest requirements

You’ll need a photo that matches the one on your ID to confirm who’s actually going on this experience.
Guests ages 18 and up can attend, up to 10 guests in total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practise social distancing.
Let the Host know of any allergies or dietary restrictions.

What to bring

Easy to move clothing and shoes. Never high heels.

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.