BBC and The Washington Post reported Tsukiji Tuna Auction Tour
helped by Atsuko Yoshimura ,a member of IJCEE .
You've got to get up early in the morning to catch auction action at Tokyo Tsukiji fish market.
It's possible to visit solo without a guide, but hiring one will add to the experience, as English is rare at the market and novice eyes will miss much of the action. I booked a tour in advance with the Institute for Japanese Culture Experience & Education; not cheap at 21,000 yen or about $262 for one person (9,000 yen or $112 for each additional person) but it includes an onsite sushi breakfast.
The Washington Post and BBC TRAVEL By Associated Press (AP), Nov 06, 2012,