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Tsukiji Market, Chuo
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Though access is restricted to the wholesale fish market within, visit 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 Tsukiji Market visit and explore what else you can see and do in Tokyo using our Tokyo family vacation planner.
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  • The fish market of Tokyo, here comes the fresh fish within and trades. Come early, because otherwise the trade over! Be careful where you walk, it's wet and slippery. Do a good pair of shoes, not on your flip-flops. Quite happy with the wandering tourists they are not, so keep your on the background, you walk on their field of work. But it's definitely worth, also the stench! :-) Never seen so many separate species of fish. Giant tuna. If you want to see coming in, flood you already around 3-4 h at night at the gate to. ... that we had not. Then around in one of the many sushi restaurants to eat. Where the row the longest, it is the best! A short walk from the metro, so easy to reach.
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  • There's nothing especially enjoyable about visiting the market, other than getting to witness the mayhem within. The inner market is cramped and chaotic but is the biggest draw of the market. I wouldn...  more »
  • We were there at 2:45 am on a monday morning and were amongst the last visitors to enter the waiting room. We waited more than 3 hours to see 15 min of the auction which was definitely absolutely not ...  more »
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  • I had opted to sleep in, skip the auction, and instead, wandered around Tsukiji at 7-8 am. Frankly put, I do not remember the exact stall which I ate the best sashimi-don of my life, but Tsukiji itself offers an incredible variety of stalls and vendors for fresh seafood of all types. Well worth spending the time and money to try some amazing sushi.
  • Ate fatty tuna at seafood stalls not restaurant. Choose your own portion and pay price as displayed. The fish shop staff will cut them into sashimi slices. They'll offer you toothpick, soya sauce & wasabi to eat on the street. Much cheaper than restaurant if you dun mind standing & eating on the street. We paid 2000yen for otoro ; 9 thick slices.
  • A must. If you want to see tuna auction, verify time the day before. It changes. Suggestion: stand off to side in mkt and get a sense of transporter traffic - very busy and easy to be in their way. Any of the "diners" in the mkt are great. This is a market spectacle like no other
  • Cool place but very busy. Workers are everywhere running around on their transporters and we quickly felt in their way. The amount of tourists clearly aggravates some of them, which made the experience somewhat awkward. There are lots of tourist trap sushi shops that are pretty annoying. Overall it was fun but I wouldn't go twice (as a visitor at least).
  • You're coming to Tokyo for sushi, so why not go to the place where sushi was basically invented, the world famous Tsukiji Market. Sample local fair of all stripes, eat delicious sushi for fair prices, get a beer from a vending machine (no ID required), and swim through more people than you've ever been around in your whole life. Worth the trip!