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  • Address: 5-2-1 Tsukiji, Tokyo, Japan 104-0045
  • Hours: Mon–Sat 5am–mid-afternoon. Closed Sundays and holidays.
  • Admission: Free

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Tsukiji Fish Market

Located in the heart of Tokyo, the Tsukiji Fish Market is the largest wholesale fish market in the world, handling 2,000 tons of seafood every day. In addition to the many varieties of huge, rare fish on display, visitors are treated to a lively atmosphere, making this one of the most popular attractions in the city.

The market features an area made up of a variety of eateries and retailers, making it a great place to sample fresh fish or sushi, as well as an inner market area where only licensed wholesalers are permitted to sell their wares. This is also where the most popular attraction at Tsukiji Fish Market takes place—the daily tuna fish auction. This frenetic event is held every morning and sees buyers and sellers energetically competing for the best prices.

The Tsukiji Market is often visited on walking and biking tours in Tokyo, with some trips even offering the opportunity to tour the market wearing traditional Japanese kimonos and kabuki makeup. A market visit can also be combined with other foodie experiences, such as sushi-making classes and tastings.

Insider’s Tip: The tuna auction has viewing areas, but it is immensely popular and only open to visitors from 5am to 6:15am, with a limit of 120 visitors per day. The auction is operated on a first-come, first-serve basis, so those wanting to witness the action will need to get up early and arrive at the market with plenty of time to get in line.

Practical Info

Open Monday through Saturday, the Tsukiji Market can be reached by subway or train. While a traditional, working market, Tsukiji is also a major tourist attraction, so expect plenty of travelers and locals alike. It can become incredibly busy, so be sure to keep children from wandering off. In November 2016, the market will be relocated to Toyosu in anticipation for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics.

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Private Walking Tour of Tsukiji and Hamarikyu Garden with a Water Bus Ride to Asakusa, Tokyo, null
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Private Walking Tour of Tsukiji and Hamarikyu Garden with a Water Bus Ride to Asakusa

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

This is a walking tour to experience historical and traditional spots in Tokyo. You will visit Tsukiji fish market and f eel the immense energy of the ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $67.59
Private Asakusa, Tsukiji Fish Market and Sumo Stable Tour Including Water Bus Ride, Tokyo, Private ... 
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Private Asakusa, Tsukiji Fish Market and Sumo Stable Tour Including Water Bus Ride

4 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

Your day starts with the chance to observe a sumo wrestling practice session. Sumo is an ancient sport dating back some 1,500 years. You can feel a Japanese ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $103.63
Private Kimono Experience in Asakusa with Tsukiji Fish Market Walking Tour and Water Bus Ride, ... 
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Private Kimono Experience in Asakusa with Tsukiji Fish Market Walking Tour and Water Bus Ride

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

On this tour you'll get the option to stroll the streets of Asakusa in a Kimono, visit the historical Hamarikyu Japanese garden and the popular Tsukiji Fish ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $85.61
Tsukiji Fish Market Tour with Sushi Making Experience, Tokyo, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Tsukiji Fish Market Tour with Sushi Making Experience

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Sushi is one of the most popular Japanese foods for foreigners. It's easy to eat, but it can be difficult to make. During this tour, you can learn how to make ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $125.00
Tokyo Tsukiji Fish Market Walking Tour and Japanese Washoku Cooking Lesson, Tokyo, Cooking Classes
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Tokyo Tsukiji Fish Market Walking Tour and Japanese Washoku Cooking Lesson

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Experience both Tsukiji Fish Market and a Japanese cooking lesson. Wander through the world’s largest fish market, soak up the atmosphere, and take some ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $108.14
Sushi Making and Tsukiji Fish Market Morning Tour from Tokyo, Tokyo, Cooking Classes
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Sushi Making and Tsukiji Fish Market Morning Tour from Tokyo

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On this ultimate sushi-lover’s tour, you'll visit the world's largest fish market — Tsukiji Fish Market — and try your hand at making sushi, which you’ll then ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 4.5 hours

From USD $130.67
Half-day Food and Drink Walking Tour in Tsukiji and Asakusa, Tokyo, Cooking Classes
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Half-day Food and Drink Walking Tour in Tsukiji and Asakusa

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

Tsukiji fish market is the biggest seafood market in the world. Food of the highest quality is gathered from all over the world, not only fish, but also ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $150.00
Tokyo Private Custom Full-Day Walking Tour, Tokyo, Food Tours
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Tokyo Private Custom Full-Day Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 12 Reviews

With this private tour, you can see Tokyo efficiently and have a deeper understanding in one day. Meet at your hotel, then move to Tsukiji market and feel the ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $350.00
Half Day Sightseeing Tour in Tokyo, Tokyo, Walking Tours
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Half Day Sightseeing Tour in Tokyo

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Spend 4 hours on this comprehensive bus tour of Tokyo with a guide. See the Kabuki-cho, National Diet Building, Akihabara, Ame-Yoko Market, Kappa-Bashi ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $36.05
Full Day Private Custom Chartered Taxi Tour of Tokyo, Tokyo, Half-day Tours
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Full Day Private Custom Chartered Taxi Tour of Tokyo

This is a private tour with a taxi and guide. With your local driver and your licensed tour guide, your travels within the Tokyo city limits will not only be ...  Read more

Location: Tokyo, Japan
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $784.01

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