Tsukiji Fish Market 3.4 rating


Officially known as the Tokyo Metropolitan Central Wholesale Market, the famous Tsukiji Fish Market is worth a visit for its 1600 stalls of exotic and delicious marine animals, including large blue fin tuna, live shell fish, deep sea crabs, eels, and salmon. Located between the Sumida River and the upmarket Ginza shopping district, the wholesale market has an inner area (jōnai-shijō) with restricted access, and an outer retail market (jōgai-shijō) with sushi restaurants and restaurant supply stores that are a major tourist attraction.

As you might expect, most of the area is wet and slippery, so dress accordingly. It is a busy commercial center, but the vendors don't mind visitors as long as you stay out of the way. Get here as early in the morning as possible, as the number of visitors is restricted to 120 for the tuna auction. Tickets are issued on a first come, first serve basis beginning at 4:30 am at the market's Fish Information Center, located next to the Kachidoki entrance. The first 60 ticket holders are able to view the auction from 5:25 am until 5:50 am, while the other 60 ticket holders can view the remainder of the auction from 5:50 am until 6:15 am. Only licensed buyers are allowed to bid. Visitors must adhere to strict rules when viewing the auction, including no flash photography, no touching the fish, and no actions that would otherwise interfere with any auction-related activities.



About Tsukiji Fish Market

 Japan, 〒104-0045 Tōkyō-to, Chūō-ku, Tsukiji, 5 Chome−2−1

 Nearest Transit: Higashi-Ginza (Line: (H))

 +81 3-3542-1111


Tsukiji Fish Market and Nearby Attractions on Map

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Tokyo Tower

Tokyo Tower(2.1 km)
Soaring to a height of 332.

Imperial Palace

Imperial Palace(2.6 km)
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Zōjō-ji Temple

Zōjō-ji Temple(1.8 km)
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Hama-rikyu Gardens

Hama-rikyu Gardens(0.4 km)
Originally built by 17th century daimyo Matsudaira Tsunashige as a private residence and duck hunting grounds at the mouth of the Sumida River, Hama-rikyu is now a public walking garden with an all-season range of flowers and flowering trees.

San-ai Building

San-ai Building(0.8 km)
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Tsukiji Hongan-ji

Tsukiji Hongan-ji(0.5 km)
A Jodo Shinshu temple just a few blocks away from the fish market, worth seeing because of its unique, South Asian-inspired architecture.

Tokyo Stock Exchange

Tokyo Stock Exchange(2.3 km)
Tokyo's stock exchange, while one of the largest in the world by capitalization, is now entirely automated, and the tiny building it resides in is mostly for show, featuring a small museum, exhibition hall, and broadcasting facilities.

Idemitsu Museum of Arts

Idemitsu Museum of Arts(1.4 km)
Has a noteworthy collection centering on Japanese traditional arts.

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