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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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