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    Tuna at Tsukiji fish market

Early in the morning, your guide will meet you at your hotel and take you by subway to the Tsukiji Fish Market. Take a few hours to wander through this enormous market, exploring both the vegetable and fruit areas plus the impressive seafood section. On offer in the seafood section are more than 480 different kinds of seafood ranging from fresh fish to shellfish, and prawns. There may also be an opportunity to see a complete tuna being cut and filleted. 

After buying various ingredients you head to a nearby typical Japanese home. Your guide will be glad to answer any and all questions about Japanese culture and everyday life in Tokyo during the rail transfer. Once you arrive, it's time to learn to prepare maki sushi (rolled sushi), gunkan maki (sushi rice wrapped with a strip of seaweed and topped with soft ingredients), and nigiri sushi (sushi rice topped with a slice of raw fish). After the lesson, you can take the utensils you used with you - ready to impress your family and friends with your new sushi making skills by throwing a sushi party at home.

The guide will take you back to the subway station to make your own way back to your hotel. Typically this tour last from circa 8:00 – 13:30 and is not possible on Sunday and a handful of other days on which Tsukiji is closed.