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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Wow! The actual wholesale market showcases practically every type of sea creature imaginable. People within the market are very friendly and like showing off their catches.
C'est vraiment quelque chose à voir. Attention les horaires pour visiter sont de moins en moins accessibles et ce marché va fermer définitivement d'ici la fin 2016. Si vous pouvez encore y aller, c'es... read more »It's really something to see. Schedules for visit are less accessible and this market will shut by the end of 2016. If you can still go, it's at 9: 00 a.m., not before because guards will deny you access. Otherwise it is possible to do at auction at 5 (be there at 4: 00, small group, first come first served). You will see the fish and other seafood ever. It's pretty amazing. On the outskirts, a small sushi restaurant and sashimi that will provide directly, they are extremely good. The best sushi I've eaten in my life. Hurry this market with what it is moved and closed to the public.show original
Arrived here at 2:35 after having coffee at Dennis to found ourselves in the last places of the first group of 60. The last places where gone by 3:20 I guess. However, one other guy got himself a jacket after 4:00 so if you have a good talk, you might get lucky. The wait was over very quickly in my opinion, after which we were led over the very busy market terrain. With all carts and trucks going like crazy, the guards needed all their attention to get noone killed, but they succeeded after all. Just awesome to walk around here, I can see why only 120 people can be in. The tuna auction itself was very interesting to watch. After very secure inspection of all the fish by the buyers, the auction started of by the bells ringing. To watch the auction in the first group, make sure you are on the right side, where the smaller tunes are for the best views. For the second group it is the other way around I assume. I found it very special to walk around the market and watch the tuna auction. However, it was not the highlight of my Tokyo visit as others might say.
World famous for a reason. Bring 100,000 and browse the shops here. The sushi is to die for, and there are many items and delicacies you can find here. We did not get to the auction (subways don't run early enough for those who aren't staying nearby), but the market is worth it for other reasons.
Such a fun environment! Will definitely visit again on my next Tokyo trip. The fish was so fresh and delicious. What a wonderful selection ... really the best in the world.
Really wanted to visit this place before they move it. The streets and area has an old-school look to it and normally there are many tourists and traders here. If you want to see the hearth of Tokyo fish trading this is the place to visit, but try to cover it in conjunction with other close-by attractions as you do not spend a whole day here.
This place is packed with both local and tourist. Personally I enjoy visiting this place more than the central Tokyo. It is crowned but in entertained kind of way. And all the food are so fresh. I had this giant grilled scallop cooked right in front of you. It was the best......
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