Tsukiji Fish Market

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

  • 85.68% of people who visit Tokyo include Tsukiji Fish Market in their plan

  • 50.74% 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

86.81% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Tsukiji Fish Market

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

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Tsukiji Fish Market, Tokyo Reviews

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  • This is a cool place to get fresh fish at a good price! It’s a little hard to find but once you’re there, there are a lot of shops all right next to each other. They have family marts as well if you need a vending machine. They also have stores that sell fun stuff like chopsticks or ceramic plates and tea cups or tea pots. Apparently the best part of the fish market is the auction that takes place several days a week, but not all, at 5 in the morning. We did not make it there for that so I don’t have any comment. I have talked to others that have been and they said that’s the best part of the fish market. I’m only rating it low because it was a little hard to find and the auction is pretty early.

  • What can you say about this place, beyond that it is just a privilege to be able to visit the worlds most famous fish market. I wish I could have a tour of the tuna auction, but at this time it is closed to outsiders. Several sushi establishments in the near vicinity offer “breakfast sushi”, which is the right of passage to experience whilst in Tokyo. Highly recommend to visit here.

  • Didn't go for the auction. However, I did go to check out the outer markets. Even though it's touristy, you still can find places with reasonable prices. Walk around first and then decide where you want to eat. Bring lots of cash. More restaurants accept only cash than credit cards. And if I'm not mistaken, the auction market will move to another area in September. So if you happened to be in Tokyo before then, please go and check it out.

  • I'm not one for hype, but this place delivered as expected. My son, who never liked sushi, had a bite and finally understood why my wife and I love it so much. I recommend not waiting for any places for sushi as they are all pretty similar in terms of quality and freshness. There are many shops and things to see while walking around the market. Unfortunately, we came on a rainy day so it was not only packed full of people, but extremely crowded with umbrellas smacking everyone. Come on a day when it's not raining.

  • I was unable to enter the wholesale area that day, but the marketplace outside of the wholesale area had more than enough seafood to satisfy me. The seafood is plentiful and relatively cheap. I highly recommend getting an oyster here. They taste fresh and almost creamy. Other selections include sushi, sashimi, tempura, eel rice bowls, but feel free to eat at your own pace. Enjoy a refreshing green tea ice cream from one of many local vendors at the market.

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