Let’s go to the “Tsukiji market”!
Tsukiji market is a public wholesale market in Chuo-ku, Tokyo. Scale of the market is said to be the world’s largest, handling the amount of seafood per day up to a whopping average of 2,000 tons.
In addition to seafood, meat, fruit, vegetables, a variety of fresh food are also beukng trade.
It also has a face as a major tourist spot in Tokyo, and the sight of lined up people for fresh fish and seafood, many tourists every day seeking the atmosphere of the coming and going of people and vehicles rapidly in the market.
However, in recent years due to the rapid increase of tourists, there are some treatment been taken, such as admittance regulation is applied to some areas of the market, so during the visit you will need some attention.
For the foreign tourists, we will continue to introduce ways to enjoy this Tsukiji market.
Let’s go see tuna auction!
Speaking of most centerpiece of the Tsukiji market, after all, it is “Seri venue of tuna.”
Sight of huge frozen tuna lined and go been one after another to be sold is compelling.
Since there are time limits and the capacity to visit is provided, please visit it after checking firmly information in advance.
1. Number of Visitors
Up to 120 visitors per day (On a first-come, first-served basis. No reservation in advance.)
2. Visitors Registration
(1) Registration Place: 1st Floor of “The Fish Information Center” (By the Kachidoki Bridge entrance).
(2) Registration Time: From 5:00AM.
3. Tour Times
Visitors are divided up into two groups of 60 according to their order of arrival.
(1) First group visits the tuna auction area from 5:25AM to 5:50AM.
(2) Second group visits the area from 5:50AM to 6:15AM.
Notes: ※ wholesale field, because the place to carry out the transaction, please act with care so there is no hindrance to business.
Flash photography in the auction field is prohibited.
Tour the wholesale market!
“Wholesale market” is the area where wholesale shop dealing with marine products and fruit and vegetables alongside.
Narrow passage come and go buyers and sellers bustling, and you can just enjoy the lively atmosphere of the “market”.
Tour is possible from 9:00am, photographs are free to shoot, but please note earnestly not to interfere with the people of the business market.
Try to go to the curb market!
Unlike the stadium market, it is able to visit casually as general customer to the adjacent “curb market”.
Narrow in an area lined with many restaurants and retail stores in the alley, you can enjoy the Tsukiji’s lively atmosphere.
Speaking of eateries of Tsukiji is still famous sushi, but there are quite a lot of shops other than fish dishes in matter of fact. From the very famous shop always appeared in the guide book, to the local cafeteria which employees of the market is to patronize, lineup also has wide variety.
This is a fun area that you would spend over half a day having fun just by walking around and hanging out.
Notes of the Tsukiji market tour
Though Tsukiji Fish Market is famous as a tourist spot, here it is a place that originally business transactions are carried out.
Please note the following matters as a visitor.
Please do not enter the off-limits area.
Please do not become a traffic interfere in the hall.
Please do not bring a large luggage or suitcase.
Please avoid easy footwear slip such as high heels and sandals.
Small children or pets, please refrain.
If you are admission wheelchair, please be sure to bring your attendants.
Please avoid smoking in hall.
For waiting time is long, in winter please wear worm.
Sales information of the Tsukiji market is as follows.
Hours curb market: 5:00 to 14:00 (depending on the store)
Wholesale market: visitors on tour Allowed from 9:00
■ Holiday Sundays and public holidays, it may also be closed on Wednesday.
Detailed schedule, please check the web site below.
(Accepted from 5:00 they say, but when the staff went to visit, because there were so many people, even 4:30 seem to be late to go in, so we recommend an early arrival.)
Access to the Tsukiji Fish Market
Nearest station of the Tsukiji market is a “Tsukiji Market Station” of the Toei Oedo Line. Others, Hibiya Line “Tsukiji Station”, and is accessible on foot from the JR “Shinbashi Station”.
From Tokyo Station: Marunouchi Line in going to the “Ginza Station” (about 3 minutes), get off at “Tsukiji Station” is change to the Hibiya Line (about 3 minutes), 170 yen.
From Shinjuku Station: direct to the “Tsukiji Market Station” in the Toei Oedo Line. About 20 minutes travel time, 260 yen.
Please enjoy the Tsukiji visit ♪