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Tsukiji Market

Travel Guide - Tsukiji Market


Tsukiji Market is the largest public wholesale market in Japan, and its floor area of around 23 hectares is the largest in the world. Today the market also has become one of the major tourist spots, attracting visitors from both Japan and abroad.
Tsukiji is where all that Sushi and Sashimi turns up after it has been fished out of the sea. The day begins very early, with the arrival of fish and its wholesale auctioning. Auctions in vast quantities conducted by middlemen are scenes of great energy, and the speed at which successive auctions are settled is staggering. You would have to be get there before 5 am to see their auction. The number of guests for the auction is limited (120 for each day) and they handle applications on a first-come and first-served basis (The application begins from 5 am).
You are free to visit the outer market called "Tsukiji Jogai Market (Tsukiji Outer Market)" and wander around the stalls that are set up by wholesalers and intermidiaries to sell directly to restaurants, retail stores and other buyers. It is a fun place where you can find anything from foods such as fresh fish, meats and vegetables, and dried foods, to food-related products such as kitchen knives and tableware. In addition, you don't have to arrive the outer market that early: as long as you are there between 9 am and 1 pm there will be something going on. Watch out your shoes while walking aound the market - there is a lot of muck and water on the floor.
Tsukiji is also a fine place for having breakfast and lunch. There are plenty of restaurants which serve fresh seafood dishes in and around the market. As the wholesalers in the market do not allow visitors until 9 am, it is recommended to have breakfast there and spend time if you come to the market in the early morning to see their auction.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • Varies according to the shop *Visitors allowed to enter the intermidiate wholesaler's area after 9:00
  • Tuna Auction: 5:25 - 5:50, 5:50 - 6:15 *Application begins from 5:00


  • Wednesdays *Varies according to the shop
  • Sundays and National holidays
  • Year-end and New Year's holidays

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • Admission Free

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • Short walk from Tsukiji Shijo Station on the Toei Oedo Line (E18)
  • 10 minutes walk from Tsukiji Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line (H10)
  • 10 minutes walk from Higashi Ginza Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line (H09) or Toei Asakusa Line (A11)

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 5-2-1, Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 104-0045


ANCX @ancxph - 2018-11-21
Michelin-starred chef Lionel Beccat on the market that changed the way he cooked in a way he did not even notice.… https://t.co/AnlgRwXxUq
Food Sake Tokyo 🍱 @YukariSakamoto - 2018-11-21
Tsukiji Market Kitsuneya is famous for offal stew but I prefer the niku dofu. Block of tofu and beef simmered in a… https://t.co/xysQDrthn7
Japango @japango__ - 2018-11-21
You've probably heard of Tsukiji fish market and know it's a must-see in Tokyo, but only with Japango can you get t… https://t.co/UVfJ7r36WX
NeighborMix SPOTIT @getspotit - 2018-11-21
Q: Could you show me the way to Tsukiji Outer Market?
A: Let's get NeighborMix SPOTIT. https://t.co/HMAhsO0bDv
Robert Day Travel @robertdaytravel - 2018-11-21
What a shock to visit the Outer Market at Tsukiji and find it virtually empty. No crowds this time… https://t.co/qaJU2g24y5
ASACHA JAPAN @atchan2 - 2018-11-20
From Tsukiji to Toyosu — an ending that gives way to a new start.
I am looking forward to the next upgrade of fish… https://t.co/fPPPpLYoE3
Harsha vardhan @Harshav34696587 - 2018-11-20
I liked a @YouTube video https://t.co/l1Tw8YnygO The Tuna King Reigns at Tsukiji Fish Market — Omakase Japan
Kame Restaurant @KameBeverlyMA - 2018-11-20
🐠🐟 We have specials every WEDNESDAY! A variety of fish from Japan’s Tsukiji Fish Market! 🐠🐟 #kamerestaurant #kame… https://t.co/JQo2s8KFcv
Paulo Salem @paulosalem - 2018-11-20
In Tsukiji Wonderland, a documentary about the great Tokyo fish market, it is suggested that sellers choose their b… https://t.co/JHDzdtTLom
RockAffairs Newswire @RockAffairs - 2018-11-20
Elegy of a Tsukiji Tour Guide - It was roughly four in the morning at Tsukiji Market in Tokyo, the largest and most… https://t.co/KpQIKa00K4
Sarah Eaglesfield 👌 @zenxv - 2018-11-20
RIP Tsukiji Fish Market! The best sushi I ever had at 4am. #Tokyo #Tsukiji

@SchadenJake https://t.co/rjWoyQgSSa
Tomoko Hidaki photographer @hidachan_foto - 2018-11-20
Walk around Tsukiji Fish Market, very crowded today with many foreign tourists! https://t.co/pzuHxKVaLT
Washoku Infomation @washoku_e - 2018-11-20

#Washoku #Sushi [The Japan Times]My favorite sushi restaurant is in the former Tsukiji out… https://t.co/5OSh92UvKe
cam @CaramelSundays - 2018-11-20
the Tsukiji Market is closed ???

I am a sad :'( that was one of the best breakfasts I've ever had :'(
Daniel Hocking @iDanielHocking - 2018-11-19
@jtmiura Hi Yoshiaki, I'm a huge fan of your work and I was hoping to get your permission to use the photo of the b… https://t.co/rfrGtuQ48W
Dave Husen @davehusen - 2018-11-19
@belindaabennett and I experience a variety of small wooden sticks at Tsukiji Market https://t.co/lI0jNn9yCb
George @FlyerTalkerinA2 - 2018-11-19
#Citi Prestige Card Changes, New Tokyo #Tsukiji Market, Big's Backyard Ultra, Shocking Fertility Rates, #JetBlue Po… https://t.co/JwNzQvGPIu
Jacob Dean @SchadenJake - 2018-11-19
My latest story for @taste_cooking is about the closure of Tsukiji Market in Tokyo and the man who tried to save it… https://t.co/Zsx4UC4iNK
SelfPubShowcase 💥 @SelfPubShowcase - 2018-11-19
Enjoy our visit to the Famous #Tsukiji Fish Market in #Tokyo
https://t.co/8r4MFYZ827 @dcmooreauthor https://t.co/5cwCdATUf1
candyjsakai @candyjavier26 - 2018-11-19
Good morning from https://t.co/0mSFzI7t39 was your weekends? On my way to the new fish market,Tsukiji in the big ci… https://t.co/E6P3ydtRUW
chandlep @chandlep - 2018-11-19
@KellyShibari You just had to go there didn’t you exposing my real 😈 reason to get up at 4am for the Tsukiji market 🦑
mari @lookmiru - 2018-11-19
@ecoyuri I ask you to stop pulling down the Tsukiji market. Please keep your promise.
Alfie Goodrich @AlfieJapanorama - 2018-11-18
Good news is that the best part of the old Tsukiji experience, the bustling streets outside the inner market, is al… https://t.co/ZY4Th858dZ
Food Sake Tokyo 🍱 @YukariSakamoto - 2018-11-18
@tunaFase Is that a Nenohi 🔪? Chef @DaleTalde introduced us to this shop at Tsukiji Market. Very popular with chefs from the US.
George @FlyerTalkerinA2 - 2018-11-18
#Citi Prestige Card Changes, New #Tokyo Tsukiji Market, Big's Backyard Ultra, Shocking #Fertility Rates, #JetBlue P… https://t.co/SJA1IL9d74
Indie Book Butler 📚 @IndieBookButler - 2018-11-18
Enjoy our visit to the Famous #Tsukiji Fish Market in #Tokyo
https://t.co/bd9Xhqq4r5 @dcmooreauthor https://t.co/VMQPztqrBG
Kirstie @kirstiefchan - 2018-11-18
Current mood: wishing I was waiting in line for some tamagoyaki at the Tsukiji Fish Market (which is now closed 😣)💴… https://t.co/iUlztgKD1U
M. 🗼 @mollydesu - 2018-11-18
Tsukiji at night 🌙 We went to Tsukiji for my 26th birthday. I won’t tell you how long ago that was. Sad to see so m… https://t.co/6BNnzWZq45
Photo Nippon @PhotoNippon - 2018-11-18
The Tsukiji Fish market has moved and is no longer there. It's now Toyosu Market. There is more than 15 but these w… https://t.co/YVcOOJOWKZ
William Andrews @TokyoStages - 2018-11-18
Costumed protestors outside the site of former Tsukiji fish market. https://t.co/e1vx600Umt
delia @deeeeeelia - 2018-11-18
Day 9 in Tokyo. Tsukiji Nippon Fish Market again, and teamLab Planets (the coolest museum ever!) https://t.co/iDtvBWUNqi
struthious @struthious - 2018-11-18
I didn't realize that Tsukiji fish market was demolished to make way for a PARKING LOT. https://t.co/dW2MqEDeWC
Azumi Restaurant @AzumiBaltimore - 2018-11-17
This weekend’s sashimi special is Sayori from Japan’s Tsukiji Market 🥢
#AzumiBaltimore https://t.co/6b7RmVcihU
Dan Castellano @ninja_padrino - 2018-11-17
First perceived benefit of Toyosu Market is being indoors, I’ve spent some really chilly mornings lining up for sushi at Tsukiji
Dan Castellano @ninja_padrino - 2018-11-17
Made it to Toyosu Market in 34 min compared to 19 for Tsukiji, but change trains twice with rushed connections🏃🏼‍♂️
Dan Castellano @ninja_padrino - 2018-11-17
Strongest impression of Toyosu Market is that Tsukiji was more about the people who made it what it was, Toyosu is… https://t.co/jgAw0lfNIf
Dan Castellano @ninja_padrino - 2018-11-17
To dispel any rumors of its demise, Tsukiji Outer Market is alive and thriving https://t.co/To86W4kWVv
Dan Castellano @ninja_padrino - 2018-11-17
Toyosu Market’s Fish Intermediate Wholesale Market is a clean but poor replication of Tsukiji’s Inner Market and bu… https://t.co/gJJDpylQGo
Daniel Hocking @iDanielHocking - 2018-11-17
@jtmiura Hi Yoshiaki, I'm a huge fan of your work and I was hoping to get your permission to use the photo of the b… https://t.co/OanABmgbIC
Ed Buisan @save_me4real - 2018-11-17
I liked a @YouTube video https://t.co/xaNSNjbI7w The Tuna King Reigns at Tsukiji Fish Market — Omakase Japan
Food Sake Tokyo 🍱 @YukariSakamoto - 2018-11-17
@ninja_padrino @HakkaisanSake And read my piece on Toyosu Market for @AFARmedia. Don’t miss the rooftop garden!

John Sconzo @docsconz - 2018-11-17
I never made it to Japan while Tsukiji housed the area’s main #fishmarket but I did finally make it to the Tsukiji… https://t.co/uV3eL1ciXk
John Sconzo @docsconz - 2018-11-17
I’m bummed that the Japanese still fish the #bluefintuna so heavily, though I must admit I remain fascinated by the… https://t.co/HAoRCX3y0D


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