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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


Hefin Jones @THJ1961 - 2019-12-10
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RubenFro @Ruben_Fro - 2019-12-09
Thank you all for stopping by during the 4 days of Memories of Tsukiji, the interactive real-time photogrammetry in… https://t.co/mTeYIol0sl
セラビー 東京 店 @celavi_tokyo - 2019-12-09
✨ Hello everyone! ✨

Ceraby Tokyo store

→ Open from 08:30 〜 18:30 today!

There is also a great morning se… https://t.co/Qq5kMj3Sw8
🌊Senator Rates🌊 @yasegumi - 2019-12-09
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AdVaNcEdPeRsIStEnTtReAt 🍰 @theTorfinnOlsen - 2019-12-08
@bcrypt The breakfast sashimi in tsukiji fish market hhhhhnnngh it’s weird for me eating piles of raw fish for brea… https://t.co/INzGLEgzMj
SJF @sjf_tokyo - 2019-12-08
Last chance to catch Memories of Tsukiji, our collective dream of Tsukiji market, is today. We’ll be at ARTnSHELTER… https://t.co/7qby2ZgBe9
Stampi💫 @DatStampman - 2019-12-08
Taking it slow today.
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🎅🏻マークリスマス🎄 🌈🕒▶️ @mkdka601 - 2019-12-08
@NakoSGE They closed because the Tsukiji Market (the Inner one) is too old for holding all that freshly caught fish… https://t.co/QAwNclOMl2
🎅🏻マークリスマス🎄 🌈🕒▶️ @mkdka601 - 2019-12-08
Contrary to what some (esp. gaikokujin) have said, Tsukiji (the Outer Market) is still open and is HERE TO STAY FOR… https://t.co/CEkKSIIvhq
Christos @Christo64901522 - 2019-12-07
Liked on YouTube: Japanese Street Food - GIANT OYSTER and Seafood Tour of Tsukiji Market in Tokyo, Japan! https://t.co/BFqXSJpCqe
Hiroko Shimbo @HirokoShimbo - 2019-12-07
Now I am back to NYC so my suribachi and surikogi are back to work; I just ground the dried green soybeans from Tsu… https://t.co/nyT3gHEzfE
Warren Gerdes @PopeKael - 2019-12-07
New video by Tokyo Drew: TSUKIJI FISH MARKET 'What's it like now?' https://t.co/JLmAkim0Kw
tsunagu Japan @tsunagu_Japan - 2019-12-07
Toyosu fish market opened over a year ago, but there is still a lot of confusion about the differences between it a… https://t.co/e2AUiNDbGy
🍔 Jackie Heroux Food Reviews 🍟 @BlkjackU2 - 2019-12-07
TSUKIJI FISH MARKET 'What's it like now?' https://t.co/6RYRHzndqN via @YouTube @TokyoDrew
💙🔥 Kim 💜🐶 in 日本 🇯🇵 @SpreadTheAnime - 2019-12-07
This morning we ate lots of seafood at Tsukiji Market 😅😅 Might stay away for a bit...feel like I overdid it this mo… https://t.co/YGZMYCFHAw
🕊💚 🐰🦊🐶🍑🌻🐍🐻 💚🕊 @ahgakitten - 2019-12-07
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Christos @Christo64901522 - 2019-12-06
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TripAdvisor @TripAdvisor - 2019-12-06
'Easy to eat, difficult to master.' Visit Tsukiji Fish Market and learn to make sushi from a master. 'If you are a… https://t.co/BfPeEhZSR2
セラビー 東京 店 @celavi_tokyo - 2019-12-06
✨ everyone Good morning! ✨

But it is very cold in the morning today
Serabi Tokyo store
We are open!

Open today →… https://t.co/a8fTWREasB
Kevin Tan @LifeInsurePal - 2019-12-05
@krystalatwork Depends where you're going. If you'll be in Tokyo I would recommend tsukiji fish market. Try the fatty tuna and eel there!
セラビー 東京 店 @celavi_tokyo - 2019-12-05
✨ Hello everyone! ✨

Ceraby Tokyo store
We are open!

→ Open from 08:30 〜 18:30 today!

Now is the time!
Delicious… https://t.co/TG3ptUKDR0
Princess Yomu @TokyoJournal2 - 2019-12-04
#Funfacts 5 million pounds of seafood are sold DAILY at Tsukiji Fish Market!
Sierra Victoria @sierravictoriax - 2019-12-04
Tsukiji market in Tokyo is the world’s largest fish market, handling over 2,000 tons of marine products daily.
Tokyo Cheapo @TokyoCheapo - 2019-12-04
Take a virtual journey through what was formerly the world’s largest fish market.

The art installation opens tomor… https://t.co/RLaziJgC5k
セラビー 東京 店 @celavi_tokyo - 2019-12-04
✨ Hello everyone! ✨

It's really cold since morning ...
Celaby Tokyo store

Open today → 08: 30 〜 18: 30!… https://t.co/lavpDQSid0
BOBBY TRIBAL @bobbytribal - 2019-12-03
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Connect With Japan @Connectwjapan - 2019-12-03
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Tsukiji - 築地, meaning 'reclaimed l… https://t.co/rY0sFJtKsf
INEZ SUEN @inezsuen - 2019-12-03
Here’s a peek into Shen Chao-Liang’s Tsukiji Fish Market

Kaori@Sushi with Kaori🇯🇵 @sushiwithkao - 2019-12-03
I did not get up early and arrived the fish market in Tsukiji, Tokyo around 8:30. https://t.co/fShGcdJrqz
Raphael Amorim @raphamorims - 2019-12-03
@pedronauck @left_pad hai! my favourites are:
- Tsukiji market by morning (Unbelievable restaurants)
- Super Potato… https://t.co/kf7k0pLkkf
Sushi with Kaori @sushiwithkao - 2019-12-03
I did not get up early and arrived the fish market in Tsukiji, Tokyo around 8:30. https://t.co/fShGcdJrqz
Sushi with Kaori🇯🇵 @sushiwithkao - 2019-12-03
I did not get up early and arrived the fish market in Tsukiji, Tokyo around 8:30. https://t.co/fShGcdJrqz
TimeOutTokyo @TimeOutTokyo - 2019-12-03
Tsukiji may be a morning market, but it now has seafood restaurants, ramen shops, izakaya and bars that open late i… https://t.co/JMKHSMXSUf
セラビー 東京 店 @celavi_tokyo - 2019-12-03
✨ Hello everyone! ✨

Ceraby Tokyo store

→ Open from 08:30 〜 18:30 today!

There is also a great morning se… https://t.co/n9tbNeXJ6h


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