The open market is a great option to try some great sushi and other foods, besides giving you a inside feeling of local cultural. If you want to see the tuna auction, be ready to be there around 2:00am and don't forget to check the...More
About The Tsukiji Market
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The actual fish auction takes place around 5 AM and only 120 people are allowed in (free) to witness sales. It therefore requires that visitors arrive a couple of hours before, but the public transportation doesn't start until later so a taxi is required. If...More
Visited here a couple of times. It is an ideal factory with materials coming in on one side, processed and cut fish coming out the other side. It is very busy with an unimaginable variety of fish. The tuna auction is pretty cool and efficient.
The main market is open all day but if you're interested in seeing the seafood wholesale section and checing out the real produce make are you get there at 10am and head to the back, just outside of the main market. A couple of sushi...More
Watching the sale of the tuna was interesting however I wouldn't count it as a 'must do' activity. I would have learnt as much by watching the process on youtube. Even though we were there early - we still ended up in the second group...More
If you're looking for the largest collection of sealed polystyrene boxes in Tokyo, this is for you. If you wish to meet snappy security men yelling 'Buyers only! No tourist until 10.00am, Go, Go.' look no further. Best of all, if you'd like to see...More