Making sushi with fresh sashimi from the Tsukiji fish market. Let’s cook like a local!
This tour is a special experience that you will enjoy
both shopping in the Tsukiji fish market and a cooking class
About Tsukiji Outer Market in Tokyo
For famous culinary professionals, the Tsukiji Wholesale Fish Market was the most important place to buy high-quality in-season seafood, meat, poultry and produces. The section of the wholesale market has moved to a new modern place, Toyosu. However, the Tsukiji Outer Market for general consumers remains in the historical place. 460 specialized shops are still there and the atmosphere is full of energy and excitement. Tsukiji has a history as a treasure of foodie’s delights.
As a big fan of the Tsukiji fish market for 10 years, I visit there to purchase very seasonal ingredients for my family’s special meals. I’m happy to share my experience and a whole knowledge of cooking with you at this half-day session.
Shopping Fresh Seafoods and Walking
with a Local in an hour
9:30 - 11:00
In the market like a huge maze, I will guide you for an hour's special experience.
You may encounter unfamiliar looking food in the market and maybe surprised exotic appearances sometimes, but of course, these are delicious and also these might be served as Sashimi, Tempura or even other dishes in Japanese restaurants and full meals in Ryokan accommodation.
Have you tasted VERY fresh Wasabi? Shrimp? Tuna? Just caught fish?
Let’s purchase fresh ingredients of sushi for your stunning LUNCH!
The shopping alleys are not only selling fresh food. I will also show you a Japanese knife shop, pottery shops, and kitchen utensil shops, that you can get nice Japanese souvenir to bring back to your home. I don’t have any connection with the shops, so feel free to enjoy your shopping.
Taking a taxi for 20 min to my kitchen in Yotsuya from Tsukiji
Temari Sushi, Tempura and some side dishes for your Lunch
11:30 - 13:00
Let's cook your fresh Sushi Lunch at my kitchen. Temari Sushi (手鞠寿司) is handball shaped Sushi which you can easily make Sushi at home. It will be a wonderful experience of both cooking and eating what we bought at the fish market.
The class is hands-on, couple with demonstrations. We will prepare home-style Sushi and Tempura.
The venue of the cooking class is located near Yotsuya station which is a new modern Japanese house that feels you are been invited to a local friend's home.
*Simple prep works will be done ahead. Enjoy only the highlights of the cooking procedures.
Enjoy a full sit-down meal
13:00 - 14:00
All taking place at a venue, a new modern Japanese house
that feels you are been invited to a local friend's home, so quite a fantastic experience.
Paired sake selected by the certified Sake Sommelier will be served with lunch. Freshly brewed green tea and Japanese sweets will be served at the end of the meal.
The food will be served in beautiful Japanese traditional potteries and porcelain tablewares with a short lecture about Japanese table manners.
- The Recipes -
You will receive a complete recipe by email after the class.
Furthermore, some recipes call the universal ingredients you can get easy as long as there are Asian supermarkets around your area. You can recreate the dishes in your home kitchen.
- About Menu -
The ingredients will be determined by the seasons and the supplier’s situation. If you have any dietary restrictions or prefer vegan and vegetarian sushi, please let me know on your booking.
The guide takes you to Yotsuya station 7 min walk from the kitchen.
From Yotsuya, it is accessible to Shinjuku, Ginza, and Tokyo.
Tokyo Fish Market Tour & Cooking at a Private Kitchen
Cooking Level: From Begginer
Please make a booking for 72 hours prior.
If you have any dietary restrictions or prefer vegan and vegetarian, please let me know.
About other participants
The class is not a private class. There might be attended other participants who request the same date.
The first signed up participant can decide the cooking menu.
For Single Travelers
Single traveler ¥20,000 per person for weekdays, ¥22,000 for Saturday and peak season. Since I offer the cooking class in my private space, all-male attendants should be accompanied by female attendants.
About Serving Sake
Sake will be served only for the person who is over 20 years old and who will not drive a car after this class by Japanese Law.
As the activities are hands-on classes, please be careful and responsible for your own safety. We do not hold any liability for accidents.
In case of cancellation, the cancellation fees will be charged as below;
Full refund More than 11 days prior to the class
50%........... 7 - 10 days prior to the class
80%........... 6-3 days prior to the class
100%......... 2 days prior to the class
Meeting Time & Point:
9 : 30 am
@ TSUKIJI Information Center,
2nd Floor of Tsukiji KY Building
Address: 4-7-5 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line / Tsukiji station(H10) / Exit 2, 3 min.
Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line / Higashi-ginza station(H9) / Exit 6, 3 min.
Toei Oedo Line / Tsukijishijo station(E18) / Exit A1 3 min.
Toei Asakusa Line / Higashi-Ginza station(A11) / Exit 6 3 min.
by Taxi: Stop at the Tsukiji 4 chome crossing
Booking Deadline: 72 hours prior
Weekdays : ¥16,000 / person
Weekends*: ¥18,000 / person
* weekends, national holidays and peak season
The Fee Includes
Tsukiji Fish market tour and shopping for 1 hour
Shopping sushi ingredients for lunch
Taxi fare from the fish market to the private kitchen
Sushi lunch, home-style dishes, miso soup, 2 kinds of sake, Japanese sweets and freshly brewed tea
Duration: 4.5 hours
Attendance: 2 to 6 people
Class Style: Group Lesson