Tsukiji Fish Market, Tokyo

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Tsukiji Fish Market, Tokyo - Address, Phone Number

Address: 5-2-1 Tsukiji, Chuo, Tokyo 104-0045, Japan

Phone: +81-335421111

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 05:00 am - 03:00 pm Details

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One of the largest fish markets in the world is the Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo. This market has it's unique method of operation and is a must visit. The market starts early work very early- around 4 am and works till 8 am. They have a unique way of bidding for prices that is like an auction. The cutting of fresh fish from around the world takes place here and you can buy some delicious fish. The little shops just outside the main market area serve fresh sushi to give you a bite into the daily produce. You can buy special knives for cutting all sorts of Japanese fish and other accessories you'd need when working with fish. There are some shops selling angling gear as well. A treat for first-timers in Japan!

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Tsukiji Fish Market Information

  • Please note that In December and January, the Market is closed to tourists for safety reasons as it is the busiest time of the year. 

How To reach Tsukiji Fish Market by Public Transport

  • Trains Tsukiji Station

Restaurants Near Tsukiji Fish Market

  • Sushizanmai
  • Tsukiji Sushi
  • Tsukiji Sushi
  • Tsukiji Annex

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  • So many fresh seafood options here! Restaurants, quick bites, groceries, dried food, gifts, and etc! Very overwhelming experience. Streets are packed during peak times. The street food vendors are very busy and there are only small fold up tables where you can stand at to eat your food. Some of them are so busy you may not get to try what they're offering! There are also dozens of sit down restaurants that offer amazing bowls. Definitely a wonderful experience

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  • Did the tour at 5am. Get there AT LEAST 1.5 hours ahead of time if you wan to get on the first tour. There are two but not sure what the differences are. I mean, it's frozen fish. How different can it be? It's quite interesting but not a bucket list thing as you literally just stand and watch the auction then are paraded out of the fish room. The surrounding market is fascinating as you get to see the day to day workings of the market and it's people. Well worth seeing that.

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  • A must have experience when in Tokyo. Try out the fresh seafood and sushi. Just be mindful that the pricing usually starts from 500yen onwards and you might end up spending more than intended. In addition, do visit earlier as most of the stores start closing from 1330h onwards.

  • So much to eat and so much to not eat (: There is fresh fish and some fired up. The market is spread over a large area. Some indoors some in the open. Each section has a different feel to it and hence warrants a visit. There are some brilliant restaurants within the market where you can try freshest sushi. However, the good ones have long lines and can close as early as 10:30 am. So plan your visit wisely.

  • Was a very interesting experience and well worth a visit! Better than I was expecting with plenty of street stalls cooking fresh seafood and even fresher food packaged to take home! My wife was also very happy with the Japanese carbon knives that we bought as they were high quality and decent price.

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