THE FooDrink Tour was fabulous. Tomo was a great guide and we learned so much about Japanese cuisine and had fun! The Fish Markets were very interesting and we enjoyed the tastings and meeting the purveyors. Tomo provided history and context to everything we experienced. We had some delicious sake and sushi which Tomo picked for us and even bought us some dried mix so I could use the miso I bought to make soup at home. We also appreciated Tomo's help with returning to our hotel on the right subway and especially helping us buy the right pass. We recommend this tour to start off your Japanese adventure!
by TravelFig (03/09/19)
We had a wonderful time on our tour with Kazu. Not only was he incredibly knowledgeable about Tokyo and the fish markets, but he was just a great person to spend 4 hours with. Without a doubt, we wouldn't have seen or understand 70% of what we saw without his expert guidance and knowledge.
We had a blast and would highly recommend it and him specifically for any english speaking guests. It was well worth the money and made our last day in japan really memorable.
A few examples of the extra (above and beyond things): we were able to see parts of the old fish market that we wouldn't have been able to without him, he helped us find the Kabuki theater and let us know we could get "1 act" tickets for 500 yen ($5 dollars), he showed us this incredible sword store, AND he sent us all our pictures aftewards.
Great guy , great tour!
by Jen (02/25/19)
Kazu was very knowledgeable and absolutely amazing! He showed me around the fish market and tailored the tour to my preferences. He even went out of his way to help me figure out how to ship a piece of art I had bought back to the USA! He talked to the post office for me, visited an office supply store, and communicated to my hotel concierge! He was very well versed in the history and current places of Tokyo. I was able to see and experience things I never would have been able to do if it were not for his expert guidance. I would give him 10 stars, if it was possible. Thank you for a wonderful experience!
by Arch (02/16/19)
This tour and our tour guide, Mari, were fantastic! It was the first tour my friend and I did our first full day in Tokyo (from America) - we had a blast, tried awesome and eccentric food, and felt super welcomed by Mari. She spoke great English, knew a plethora of interesting info about the two fish markets, and took us around the outside fish market like locals.
I was impressed how much was included in the tour -we got a bunch of samplings from vendors Mari took us to, she bought us sushi at multiple vendors for tastings (freshest sushi I've ever had!), and interesting foods like sauteed scallops, huge oysters, and ninja beans. Plus, we had a sushi lunch... all included.
I especially appreciated that she approached my friend and I who clearly looked like a couple lost Americans at the train station trying to meet up with our tour guide - she politely came over to us and asked if we were there for the fish market tour... and on we went. It was also a cold day, and she could tell we were chilly - so she bought us hand warmers to be more comfortable! She went above and beyond to plan out the rest of our day and gave us her card in case we needed any help while in Tokyo.
Highly recommend this tour, especially with Mari!
by MaxD (01/17/19)
This was a wonderful tour! Tomo our guide was excellent. We learned a lot about Tsukiji and got to sample food items from vendors as well as enjoy a delicious sushi lunch
by Mary from Hawaii (01/07/19)
This was an excellent tour. Tomoyo was an outstanding guide. I so appreciated her sharing of many Japanese cultural tidbits and customs. Her English was very, very good. It was great fun traipsing around the many little food shops in the Old Market and trying different things and looking at all the amazing produce and seafood. The street food there was excellent. I also greatly enjoyed seeing the new fish market and having Tomoyo explain the proper way to eat sushi and the seasonal "flow" of how sashimi is arranged on a plate. I highly recommend this tour.
by Dina (12/09/18)
Ari was awesome. Really loved this food tour. It was a small enough group to feel initimafe and personable. We got to tried a variety of foods at the Tsukiji Market we normally wouldn’t tried. Capping our day at a traditional standing sushi bar. Strongly recommend this tour!
by Christina (11/13/18)
Absolutely exceptional tour
by Mona (10/23/18)