The Tsukiji Market, Chuo

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Though access is restricted to the wholesale fish market within, visit The Tsukiji Market to experience a massive and bustling retail fish market. The market has a reputation for its excellent tuna; apply early for a coveted opportunity to witness the wholesale tuna auction, or wander the stalls at the open-access outer market. Shop for fresh fish, cooking supplies, and gifts before eating a fresh sushi lunch or breakfast from one of the stalls in the market. Plan your The Tsukiji Market visit and explore what else you can see and do in Tokyo using our Tokyo family vacation planner.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Wow, I have never seen so much tuna! Place is very busy, best to arrive early, grab a early lunch as the places to eat become very crowded and you will need to line up to get a table. There is so much...  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    Notified of the opening of warehouses from 09:00 to the tourists, so we were there at the appointed time. People are very friendly and clearly, to make us understand that we mind. In addition, most of the work is almost over for them and there is to see than a pile of sagex cartons containing the different fish that we will ever see. In addition, it is forbidden to photograph and is constantly being police us. We are so folded down on small shops. Some are nice, but nothing more. Small restaurants selling fresh sashimi and sushi are mobbed. Prices, even if they are not exorbitant, are however not so interesting.
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  • August 17, 2017
    It has several areas, some open at 9 and the most interesting is the main fish market which allowed tourists entering 10. The main fish market it should be enter 10:00 because these hour bustle is still visible, but they pick up everything very fast, so to the 11: 00 you only have the boxes.
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  • July 2, 2017
    While slots to watch the Tuna auction is very hard to come by, the restaurant and small general stores are open to the public. Good place to get the freshest sushi in Tokyo, although you will have to endure long lines at the more popular ones. Top tip: Just enter any sushi restaurants that has no long lines. From my observations, places that have long lines is because they have English or other foreign language sites on the internet or are places that are recommended by tourist website. Instead, choose a restaurant that only have local clientele. Better yet, find one where the customers are actual Tsukiji market workers!
  • July 10, 2017
    Really great place to visit if you love seafood, still great if you're like me and don't like seafood that much but is open to new experiences. The seafood is really fresh and honestly is worth a try even if you don't normally like seafood. Also a great experience of Japanese culture. All the people I met there were really nice too even with my broken Japanese.
  • July 13, 2017
    This is an awesome group of alleys selling fresh fish, ice cream, some minor souvenirs, and a few ceramics and glassware stores. Be ready for lots of different smells, and all kinds of foods from fish and beef to octopus and beans to whale. While it was populated and cramped, it was still very easy to move around and stop at all different stores. I have heard the tuna auction is legendary, but the tickets to observe are on a first come, first served basis starting at 5am. Even without the tuna auction, it can still be a lot of fun.
  • July 8, 2017
    We missed the auctions, going on a Sunday (which is a closed date for the larger market besides Wednesday), but we still got to enjoy fresh seafood at the smaller market where the catches are grilled (or eaten fresh) right there on the side of the crowded paths. Knives and other kitchenware are also sold there for anyone who is looking to stock their kitchen with them. It's a great opportunity to sample different seafoods and other snacks without having to sit in any single restaurant; although sitting at a restaurant was also an option available.
  • June 1, 2017
    Fresh fish market without the fish smell. Fresh sushi. Fresh seafood such as squid, tuna, salmon, and even king crab n lobster. Plenty of variety exotic delicious foods to try out. And it is not far from the Tsukiji Station. With 2 or more information center on Tsukiji Market Area.

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