About the Tours
Our guided tours are led by professional guides who possess a wealth of knowledge about the Tsukiji Fish Market. They escort tour participants around various bustling morning market spots, providing explanations at each point. Our guides possess various skills including language related qualifications (around 10 have obtained the Japanese government's official English guide-interpreter qualification) and other expert knowledge, and around 30 of them have undergone special training in customer care. The training our guides receive makes them highly capable of looking after visitors and VIPs from within Japan as well as from overseas.
Tsukiji enjoys much time in the spotlight as home of the world's largest fish market, and for being an area of Tokyo rich in olden-day charm. However, as the Japanese people's diet becomes more and more Westernized, the younger generation is becoming unable to name different types of fish, and is unaware of how to eat them. It seems as though Japan's traditional, seafood-based culinary culture is in danger of being left behind with the times.
At the Golden Academy Nonprofit Organization, we are passionate about correctly conveying Japan's traditional culinary culture to the people of our country as well as the rest of the world. It was this desire that prompted us to open the "Tsukiji Information Center," on the second floor of the Tsukiji KY Building, located on the corner of Tsukiji 4-Chome. One part of the center's activities is the planning and management of guided tours, led by professional guides who introduce Tsukiji Fish Market and its surroundings to visitors in a safe, rule-abiding fashion.
- A moving experience
- Visit Tsukiji Fish Market, which sees the greatest number of fish traded in the world, and experience the thrills of Japan's seafood culinary culture for yourself!
- Small groups; fulfilling tours
- Our tours explore the market floor where fishmongers are hard at work, meaning we must keep tour numbers small as a safety consideration.
- No language barriers
- Our tour guides include qualified English guide-interpreters, so overseas guests can participate easily with no language concerns.
For customers visiting in large groups
Our tours are great for large groups as well -The Market Course can accept bookings of up to 30 guests. After all guests view an introductory video about Tsukiji together, you'll make your way to the market, with its exciting, bustling atmosphere. There, you will be split into small groups (a safety consideration for touring the market floor), each with its own tour guide who will escort you around the sights and sales outlets, giving fascinating explanations at each point. Top off your tour by chatting about the day's experiences together as you join the rest of your party for a delicious, fresh Tsukiji meal!
A chance for overseas visitors to experience Japanese culture up close
The olden-day Japanese charm existing in the air, the vibrant interaction of the market's fishmongers, and the 700 seafood stalls dotting the area, make Tsukiji the perfect place to come into real contact with Japanese culture. Overseas visitors are sure to have a fantastic time at the market, creating wonderful memories through their encounter with another culture at the market and on the tour. Please consider making one of our tours a part of your Japan experience.
For travel agents, hotels, cultural centers and other institutions
Why not consider a Tsukiji Fish Market Guided Tour as part of your next event? We are happy to arrange an original tour plan, constructing a course whose content is tailor-made to suit your trip itinerary or requests. Tsukiji is an internationally renowned tourist destination full of individuality and charm. We hope our guided tours can serve to increase the value of your company's ventures. Please don't hesitate to contact us for more information.