[ONLINE EVENT] Journey to Tsukiji Market: A Neighborhood and Food Virtual Tour
Wednesday, June 15 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth is excited to partner with Arigato Japan Travel on a virtual exploration, especially as tourists will soon be able to return to the country. We will venture to the Tsukiji Market, an area of Tokyo known for generations as a destination for fresh fish, produce, and a flavor of authentic Japan. Although several wholesale fish sellers moved to the new Toyosu facility, 65 specialty vendors and hundreds of traditional businesses are still here, which makes this part of town still one of the best food areas in all of Tokyo.
Our guide, Lauren Shannon, will bring you on a virtual insider’s tour of the local market, and share the background and history of this area. You will meet the local shop owners along the way and Lauren will show you some of the many different food stands, including fresh fish, seasonal veggies, and a few wonderful hidden gems. While you plan your dream trip to Japan, come along with us and explore a fantastic foodie neighborhood from home. Explore behind the scenes and get the local experience with a Tsukiji expert. Arigato Travel loves the market and the people who work here and they cannot wait to share their passion for this historic neighborhood with you.
Click on the register button below to sign-up for the event. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. For those who register, but cannot attend, a recording will be available
Lauren comes from a background of entrepreneurial business development in the content writing, travel, technology, food/beverage, and hospitality industries. She is a partner and General Manager of Arigato Japan Travel, a culinary tourism company in Japan. From 2014-2016, Lauren was the content and community director for Odigo Japan, a travel planning/ itinerary building and sharing website and iOS application. She previously launched her own creative agency “True Taste Tokyo – Stories from Japan.” The agency was focused on social media, and content marketing for small creative travel and other businesses based in Japan. Lauren is a Pennsylvania native, but has lived in Japan for over 24 years. She is an avid traveler, reader, writer and creator of projects, and her Arigato Japan partners nicknamed her the Arigato Japan CoMT “chief of many things.”