EARN YOUR FOODIE STRIPES

tokyo

  • Make your Piscean pilgrimage to the world’s biggest fish market
  • Check out treats, nibbles and teas at a traditional Japanese food hall
  • The highlight of any tasting tour - dine out on some celebrated sushi




A visit to Tsukiji, the biggest fish market in the world, is a must for any food fanatic worth their fleur de sel. There, you’ll witness row after row of glistening maritime creatures, including eel, sea urchin, octopus, abalone, langoustine, and more. For an inside scoop on the market, book a private tour with friendly food guru Yukari Sakamoto and her husband, Shinji, who used to be a buyer at Tsukiji. As the city starts waking up, your next stop should be nearby Ginza, home for its old-school department stores like Mitsukoshi. Walk past the staff bowing and enthusiastically shouting greetings at the entrance and head downstairs to the basement depachika, or food hall. The bustling expanse of food counters sell a dizzying array of treats such as beautifully wrapped sweet rice cakes, senbei crackers, drinking vinegars, roasted green teas, and freshly cut soba noodles. Crown your tasting tour with yet more fish via a lunch at nearby Kyubey, among the city’s most celebrated sushi restaurants. (Steven Spielberg is a regular.)













​Within walking distance of the Conrad Tokyo, turn right as you leave and head down Shin-Ohashi Dori. When you start to smell fish and see mountains of white polystyrene boxes you know you’re getting close; the journey should take about thirty minutes.

TSUKIJI: 5-2-1 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku; tsukiji-market.or.jp

YUKARI SAKAMOTO OF FOOD SAKE TOKYO: foodsaketokyo.com

MITSUKOSHI: 4-6-16 Ginza, Chuo-ku; +81-(0)3-3562-1111; mitsukoshi.mistore.jp/store/ginza

KYUBEY: 8-7-6 Ginza, Chuo-ku; +81-(0)3-3571-6523; kyubey.jp/en












EARN YOUR FOODIE STRIPES

EARN YOUR FOODIE STRIPES

tokyo

  • Make your Piscean pilgrimage to the world’s biggest fish market
  • Check out treats, nibbles and teas at a traditional Japanese food hall
  • The highlight of any tasting tour - dine out on some celebrated sushi




A visit to Tsukiji, the biggest fish market in the world, is a must for any food fanatic worth their fleur de sel. There, you’ll witness row after row of glistening maritime creatures, including eel, sea urchin, octopus, abalone, langoustine, and more. For an inside scoop on the market, book a private tour with friendly food guru Yukari Sakamoto and her husband, Shinji, who used to be a buyer at Tsukiji. As the city starts waking up, your next stop should be nearby Ginza, home for its old-school department stores like Mitsukoshi. Walk past the staff bowing and enthusiastically shouting greetings at the entrance and head downstairs to the basement depachika, or food hall. The bustling expanse of food counters sell a dizzying array of treats such as beautifully wrapped sweet rice cakes, senbei crackers, drinking vinegars, roasted green teas, and freshly cut soba noodles. Crown your tasting tour with yet more fish via a lunch at nearby Kyubey, among the city’s most celebrated sushi restaurants. (Steven Spielberg is a regular.)













​Within walking distance of the Conrad Tokyo, turn right as you leave and head down Shin-Ohashi Dori. When you start to smell fish and see mountains of white polystyrene boxes you know you’re getting close; the journey should take about thirty minutes.

TSUKIJI: 5-2-1 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku; tsukiji-market.or.jp

YUKARI SAKAMOTO OF FOOD SAKE TOKYO: foodsaketokyo.com

MITSUKOSHI: 4-6-16 Ginza, Chuo-ku; +81-(0)3-3562-1111; mitsukoshi.mistore.jp/store/ginza

KYUBEY: 8-7-6 Ginza, Chuo-ku; +81-(0)3-3571-6523; kyubey.jp/en