Let's visit world famous fish market! The Tsukiji Market is known as one of the world's largest fish markets handling over 2,000 tons of marine products per day. We visit the outer market dute to policy change. The Tsukiji Fish Market is run by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and they have just changed their policy: we can enter the inner market from 11:00 am. 90% of the shops are closed.
What to Expect
The inner market is consists of more than 600 middle wholesalers and basically for the professionals; restaurants including sushi restaurants, fish shops, supermarkets and so on. Each shop in the inner market has its own specialty. One shop sells only tuna and other shop is for sea urchin. You will encounter a great variety of marine products and people who dedicate themselves not only to sell the highest quality products but also to hand down our food culture with pride. The outer market, meanwhile, is for the public. You can find anything related to eating and food; kitchen utensils, tableware, dried food, seaweed, tea, seasonings, knives, decoration stuff, packages,etc. Last but not least, you can't miss your chance of trying out delicious foods!
The Tsukiji fish market is closed on Sunday, some Wednesday and holidays.
The Tsukiji Fish Market is closed on Sunday, some Wednesdays and holidays. We will go into the inner market where the floor is wet and slippery, so please put on comfortable flat shoes. Also closed-toe shoes is strongly recommended for your safety. If you have small children, please let me know in advance. I may bring you only the outer market and Namiyoke shrine for the safety reason. Please bring along some Japanese Yen in cash since not all of the shops, especially small shops, accept credit cards.
What‘s not included
Your transportation fee
If you need hotel pick-up, it will cost 1000 JPY. The hotel should be within 23 wards in Tokyo.
At the ground level of Tsukiji Shijyo station (Toei Oedo line). If you need hotel pick up, please let me know.
At theTsukiji outer market
09:30 AM ( recommended ) Flexible
Number of people
up to 4 people Flexible