Tsukiji Fish Market

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  • Address: 5-2-1 Tsukiji, Chuo, Tokyo 104-0045, Japan
  • Timings: 05:00 am - 03:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +81-335421111
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Market, Family And Kids

Tsukiji Fish Market - Review

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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TripHobo Highlights for Tsukiji Fish Market

  • Tsukiji Fish Market Address: 5-2-1 Tsukiji, Chuo, Tokyo 104-0045, Japan
  • Tsukiji Fish Market Contact Number: +81-335421111
  • Tsukiji Fish Market Timing: 05:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Tsukiji Fish Market Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Tsukiji Fish Market(preferred time): 02:30 pm - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Tsukiji Fish Market: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Tsukiji Fish Market

  • 95% of people who visit Tokyo include Tsukiji Fish Market in their plan

  • 39.11% of people start their Tsukiji Fish Market visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Tsukiji Fish Market

Monday, Thursday and Friday

81.41% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Tsukiji Fish Market

People normally club together Roppongi and Ueno Park while planning their visit to Tsukiji Fish Market.

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Tsukiji Fish Market, Tokyo Reviews

  • It's a fish market and definitely a tourist spot. Go hungry and be ready to snack! I honestly tried almost every sample available and left satisfied (this was not my intention but it's how it worked out). I also spent a whopping 500 yen on scallops, octopus, and eel. Aside from the food stalls there's several knife shops with really nice knives (their price reflects the quality). The Craftsmen will share with you how the knife was made if you ask. Also basic souvenirs and at one end a ceramics shop that has good prices. If you want to bump around in a crowd go early. I preferred going in the afternoon. My favorite time was early afternoon on a Saturday. It was busy but manageable. The earlier you go the busier, but also some food items will not be sold out. The later the more likely the vendors will be willing to give you a "one time special price just for you"!

  • Awesome Inner and Outer market, both are a must-do! We did a Walking Food Tour which is the best way to see the Inner (and Outer) Market and learn about what happens there on a daily basis. The Inner market is absolutely huge and you could easily get lost in there. There is so much to see - it was great to have a guide leading us through, this allowed me to focus on the people working there and get some fantastic photos. Great to know how Tsukiji is changing and evolving, and all the politics going on with the move. The Outer market is also excellent and worth a visit too - so many restaurants and shops selling everything food related and more. We spent 3 hours touring and eating and absolutely loved it. We will definitely come back again on our next trip to Tokyo!

  • We arrived at about 7am hoping to see some of the auction activity or at least catch a glimpse of what happens before the giant fish make it to the local restaurants. It was chaotic yet extremely organized. Be careful not to get run over by all of the moving tractors with massive crates of fish. We were told to leave because the public is not welcome is the loading and unloading areas. There are tons of little shops and restaurants here to get the authentic experience of fresh food in Tokyo. This is probably the only area where you will see people buy food on a stick and walk around. It's not acceptable anywhere else. Try to find a vendor with flamed oysters. They were awesome!

  • This market is a must do if you're in the Tokyo area. Most people will tell you it is the best place to get a sushi breakfast. Which so far is absolutely true. The staff at the restaurants are very friendly and some even speak English or at least have English menus you can point to. The rest of the market, the outer market, is a wonder to behold. It is a market place though, so keep in mind some vendors are there purchasing goods for their own businesses and need to get their jobs done. Don't be surprised if some people are very busy and do not notice that they've bumped into you. Be sure that if you get food at a stand, that you stay at the stand and eat it, instead of walking around the market, as this is very rude and will.pollute the grounds. Overall, an amazing experience for anyone looking for a genuine market where they can buy local goods and fresh fish.

  • Absolutely great. I am amazed that anybody could rate this anything less than 5 stars. Walk around the market while trying to stay out of the way of the many small vehicles and rushing market traders and watch the activity around you. More fish than most people could hope to recognize, huge tuna being broken down to the smallest most perfect sized pieces, etc. When you have seen enough, go to one of the many restaurants at the outer edge of the market for one of the freshest sushi breakfasts that you are ever likely to eat. A great morning. Don't miss this.

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