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Tsukiji Fish Market 築地市場 Landmarks & Historical Places / Tsukiji

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Tsukiji is not only Japan’s biggest seafood market but also the world’s biggest one. While there are divisions that specialize in fruits and vegetables, Tsukiji’s main focus is on everything that lives in water. The core audiences are fish dealers and restaurateurs but everyday citizens also drop by to purchase their share of fish and seafood. One of the highlights for visitors are the 5am auctions - Seri - where all kinds of fish are sold in the blink of an eye. Visitors will also find several excellent sushi shops to finish their visit. Be warned that most of the action takes place very early in the morning, and most stores are closed in the afternoon. Also, the market has recently announced that it will limit tourist access to the tuna auctions, allowing entrance only between 5 and 6:15am.

Categories Landmarks & Historical Places
Nearest Station Tsukiji-shijo
Address 5-2-1 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Telephone 03-3547-8011
Home Page http://www.tsukiji-market.or.jp (Available in English)
Business Hours Closed Wed & Sun

8 Reviews for Tsukiji Fish Market


herezjonny
  • Fishy Fish
  • (2011-07-20)
  • TRY THE OCTOPUS BALLS!! I tried one by accident cause I was starving and about to pass away. The guys said something I couldn't understand when I asked him what it was, I shrugged my shoulders, paid him 400 yen for 6 little brown balls. They kinda look like doughnut holes, boy was I wrong. I bit in and wow! It was incredible!! I've eaten so much I could explode and now Im addicted to the Octopi! T... Read More

tokyo lady
  • Best place for sushi
  • (2010-10-19)
  • I concur with the previous reviews about what an awe-inspiring experience it is to visit the fish auction. I also agree that several 'bad apples', most likely visitors to Japan, have ruined it for us locals. I have not been groped by any 'pervy Japanese seamen' though....'Pervy American seamen' but certainly not Japanese ones...they are more scared of non-Japanese women than we are of them and I... Read More

enigmatic
  • Tsukiji Fish Market
  • (2009-01-28)
  • Due to the inability of drunken foreigners to STOP LICKING THE TUNA the entire fish market has been redesigned. It is now much harder to see the market as it used to operate. Most people forget when they travel here that it is an actual work place for fishermen and brokers. It is interesting to see, but party people who stumble in here after a night of binge drinking have started ruining it for... Read More

Biki
  • Tsukiji Fish Market
  • (2009-01-08)
  • The Tsukiji Fish Market is something that should be experienced by all who visit Japan. It is a very unique experience, albeit a little dangerous. You have to be very careful in the market so not to get in the way, although I don't think anyone would actually get run over by the really cool cargo carts since all the drivers seem to be very experienced in stopping a few centimeters in front of so... Read More

studebaker
  • Tsukiji Fish Market
  • (2008-12-28)
  • It should be noted that the Tuna Auctions are no longer open to the public and that part of the attraction is now closed. That said, this is probably the best place to go for fresh sashimi early in the morning. The best way to do it is to take the last train out to Tsukiji station and find an izakaya which is open late; drink until 4:30 and make your way to the market. Arriving at 7:00 is too l... Read More

Susan
  • Tsukiji Fish Market
  • (2007-10-01)
  • I don't describe many things as, "one of the best experiences of my life." If you start talking like that, then everything becomes one of the best. However, my visit to Tsukiji Market was one of the best experiences of my life. I have an almost religious love of Japanese food, so it stands to reason that I would truly enjoy myself at Tsukiji. However, even if you're not that keen on fish, it's sti... Read More

Peter
  • Tsukiji Fish Market
  • (2007-10-01)
  • Tsukiji fish market is where all respectable Tokyo restaurants buy their fish. In order to experience the place properly, you need to wake up when it is still dark, hop on one of the first trains of the day, and catch the live auction that starts at 5:30 sharp at the back of the market. Tsukiji would probably take 45 minutes to walk around. Think four or five Wal-Mart's, all crammed next to each o... Read More

Ryan
  • Tsukiji Fish Market
  • (2007-10-01)
  • The Tsukiji fish market is many things: an auction, location for the best sushi, wholesale retailer, but to the fish it must be Hell. For those who can stumble out of bed and get their coffee early enough (auction starts at 5:30 am Monday-Saturday) this is a one-of-a-kind experience that probably can not be matched anywhere. Or, instead of waking up early, you could spend an entire evening out at ... Read More
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