The Tsukiji Market, Chuo

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Though access is restricted to the wholesale fish market within, visit The Tsukiji Market to experience a massive and bustling retail fish market. The market has a reputation for its excellent tuna; apply early for a coveted opportunity to witness the wholesale tuna auction, or wander the stalls at the open-access outer market. Shop for fresh fish, cooking supplies, and gifts before eating a fresh sushi lunch or breakfast from one of the stalls in the market. Plan your The Tsukiji Market visit and explore what else you can see and do in Tokyo using our Tokyo driving holiday planning app .
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  • This is a must visit if you visit Tokyo, especially for the first time. I've seen or experienced nothing like this anywhere. Food here, especially seafood, is generally good. But don't expect to eat c...  more »
  • If you like sushi, don't think twice to visit this place. You can enjoy fresh sushi with cheaper price  more »
  • So much to see and many things to buy even if you cannot bring the fish back to you. Packed with people. Lots of places to sample fish or have a sushi lunch.  more »
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  • While slots to watch the Tuna auction is very hard to come by, the restaurant and small general stores are open to the public. Good place to get the freshest sushi in Tokyo, although you will have to endure long lines at the more popular ones. Top tip: Just enter any sushi restaurants that has no long lines. From my observations, places that have long lines is because they have English or other foreign language sites on the internet or are places that are recommended by tourist website. Instead, choose a restaurant that only have local clientele. Better yet, find one where the customers are actual Tsukiji market workers!
  • Really great place to visit if you love seafood, still great if you're like me and don't like seafood that much but is open to new experiences. The seafood is really fresh and honestly is worth a try even if you don't normally like seafood. Also a great experience of Japanese culture. All the people I met there were really nice too even with my broken Japanese.
  • This is an awesome group of alleys selling fresh fish, ice cream, some minor souvenirs, and a few ceramics and glassware stores. Be ready for lots of different smells, and all kinds of foods from fish and beef to octopus and beans to whale. While it was populated and cramped, it was still very easy to move around and stop at all different stores. I have heard the tuna auction is legendary, but the tickets to observe are on a first come, first served basis starting at 5am. Even without the tuna auction, it can still be a lot of fun.
  • We missed the auctions, going on a Sunday (which is a closed date for the larger market besides Wednesday), but we still got to enjoy fresh seafood at the smaller market where the catches are grilled (or eaten fresh) right there on the side of the crowded paths. Knives and other kitchenware are also sold there for anyone who is looking to stock their kitchen with them. It's a great opportunity to sample different seafoods and other snacks without having to sit in any single restaurant; although sitting at a restaurant was also an option available.
  • Fresh fish market without the fish smell. Fresh sushi. Fresh seafood such as squid, tuna, salmon, and even king crab n lobster. Plenty of variety exotic delicious foods to try out. And it is not far from the Tsukiji Station. With 2 or more information center on Tsukiji Market Area.

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