Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo

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  • Tokyo Tsukiji Fish Market

  • Tokyo Tsukiji Market

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Facts & Figures

The Tsukiji Market is the largest wholesale market in Japan and one of the largest fish markets in the world. Best Ryokans in Tokyo Explore Ryokans in Tokyo >
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The market is divided in 2 main sections the Inner Market (Jonai Shijo) and the Outer Market (Jogai Shijo). You will find there more than 400 different seafood types. Fish auctions take place in the Inner Market, which is only accessible by professional traders (exception 120 visitors/daily are allowed to enter on a first come first serve basis).

  • Outer Market (Jogai Shijo)
  • Opening Hours - 5:00 am to 2:00 pm - daily
  • Closed - on national holidays and Sundays
  • Admission Fee - free

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After the Great Kanto Earthquake (1923) the Nihombashi Fish Market was completely destroyed and relocated to the Tsukiji District. The Tsukiji Market started its full business in 1935.


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The Tsukiji Market is located in the Chuo district in central Tokyo.

How to get to Tsukiji Market?

  • Marunouchi Subway Line from Tokyo Station to Ginza transfer to
  • Hibiya Subway Line and get off at Tsukiji Station - 5min walk to the market or
  • Oedo Subway Line get off at Tsukiji Shijo Station

Sightseeing spots


Inner Market - busy place with many auctions

Outer Market - enjoy the best Sushi in one of the restaurants

Festival & Events (dates can change without notice)


Tsukiji Fish Market Festival (7th)
The market is celebrating the Fish Day with musical performances and great seafood.

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