Tsukiji Market is a major fish market in Tokyo, Japan. It used to be particularly famous for its fresh tuna auctions in the early morning. Parts of the Tsukiji fish market have been moved over to the new Toyosu market, but Tsukiji is still a great choice for visitors, as many areas of Toyosu market are not open to the public. You can enjoy fresh sushi and sashimi at the restaurants around the market or buy exquisite seafood for your own cooking. Most sushi chefs directly source their ingredients here.
Photograph provided by Tokyo Convention＆Visitors Bureau
- 2.5 Hours
- Postal code
4-16-2 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku
- Official URL
- Recommended season
- January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
- Business Hours
Monday･Tuesday･Wednesday･Thursday･Friday･Saturday･Sunday : 05:00~15:00
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4 out of 5 stars
I went to this spot in the afternoon. And lots of stores were closed. I guess it would be noisier and more crowded in the morning. But still many sellers were touting on the street. Some stores are selling fresh fish. But more were selling dried foods in the afternoon. And you can also buy some crafts and tableware here. I bought a piece of tamagoyaki (kind of dessert or dishes made by egg, like rolled omelets) here. Not expensive and little bit sweet taste, suitable for a warm winter afternoon. I enjoyed it. But I think other foods like sushi and sashimi rice bowl sold here are more expensive than other place in Tokyo.
5 out of 5 stars
Despite having gone during a rainy afternoon alongside a huge crowd of tourists, visiting the Tsukiji market was fantastic. Much like Ameya Yokocho, all my friends and I did there was eat, eat and eat. From the freshest seafood to rolled omelettes (Daisada is the home of rolled omelettes) to "tuna" taiyaki (Sanoki-ya) to eating whale (Kujira no Tomisui - the only whale ship within the outer Tsukiji area), we definitely left feeling all too full. The market was like a circus to the senses; there was so much to see, smell, hear and taste that it got a bit overwhelming, but in a good way. I also tried amazake, which is a traditional sweet, no-to-little alcohol Japanese sake. Overall, had an amazing time and definitely recommend spending a couple hours here.