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Tsukiji Market

Travel Guide - Tsukiji Market

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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

ClosedClosed

  • 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

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Opening Hours
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Price / Entrance Fee
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