Tsukiji Fish Market
The market is now comprised of just one area—the public Outer Market, which features shops, sushi, and various market stalls. The Inner Market, where the famous fresh tuna fish auctions were held, relocated to Toyosu Fish Market in 2020.
The Tsukiji Market is often visited with a tour guide on city walking and biking tours. Fish market tours can also be combined with other Japanese cuisine experiences, such as sushi making classes, cooking classes, and tastings. Nearby attractions seen on sightseeing tours include the Hamarikyu Gardens, the Asakusa district, and the upscale Ginza neighborhood.
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Things to Know Before You Go
The Inner Market at Tsujiki Fish Market relocated to Toyosu in 2020, roughly 1.5 miles (2 kilometers) away from Tsujiki—head there to see the famed tuna auction.
The Outer Market, home to vendors and restaurants, still calls the original Tsujiki Fish Market home.
Take advantage of the many vendors in the Outer Market who sell some of the best sushi and freshest seafood you’ll ever taste.
The Outer Market of the Tsujiki Fish Market is technically wheelchair accessible but not that easy to navigate due to the large crowds.
How to Get There
Tsukiji Fish Market is located in central Tokyo above Tsukiji Shijo Station on the Oedo subway line. It is also a five-minute walk away from Tsukiji Station on the Hibiya subway line. If arriving by rail, the Shimbashi Japan Railways station is a 15-minute walk away from the market. Note that trains and buses do not run 24 hours in Tokyo; you can take a taxi to the market or plan on finding lodgings nearby.
When to Get There
Tsukiji Market is open Monday through Saturday, with closures on holidays and occasional Wednesdays. Shops in the Outer Market have varying hours, but the area is generally open between 5am and 2pm. Arrive early for super fresh seafood and then explore other attractions in the surrounds.
Toyosu Fish Market
Opened in 2020, Toyosu Fish Market is the home of Tsujiki's famed early-morning tuna auction and is almost twice the size of its predecesor. Arrive early for the tuna auction and watch from dedicated viewing platforms before exploring the seafood and fresh produce stalls. Many of the same eateries that were once available in Tsujiki can be found here. The market's closed on Sundays.
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