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Review of The Tsukiji Market

The Tsukiji Market
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USD 58.12*
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Half Day Sightseeing Tour in Tokyo
Ranked #4 of 508 things to do in Chuo
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Great place to visit if you love to eat fresh fish or sushi. Choose from a variety of welcoming shops and restaurants. Fish is also sold in this market but be sure to arrive early as the best fish tends to sell out early in the morning.
Reviewed 4 April 2013 via mobile

Free sightseeing and interesting if you like to know how the seafood gets traded. I didn't visit the early morning auction but enjoyed just walking around the market.

The street map photo has the market in the upper left portion and maybe useful to those travelling by foot from train stations.

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Reviewed 2 April 2013

Although we made the trek here in the late morning, we didn't want to mess with the place in full play, thinking we would get in the way of the world's busiest fish market. It was still a sight to see and could only imagine what a hectic place this was, just a few hours earlier. They had shops and restaurants open on-site so we could and did taste the fresh seafood that was sliding around on the ground. So many sushi shops, you just had to pick one! Not only was the food fresh but inexpensive as well.

2  Thank Sofital
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Reviewed 1 April 2013

No matter how long you are staying, this is a unique place to be visited. Just the largest fish market in the world! You will realize that this is more then just food, it's culture, history and way of life. Do not hesitate to visit the sushi shops around, their are incredible tasty and cheap.

1  Thank Attilio B
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Reviewed 1 April 2013

I went to the Tsukiji Market because it is ranked as the top attraction in Tokyo. And I have to say that I can't understand who was the first person that tought that this market is for tourists.
This place is a working place where there is a lot of movement of small vehicles that makes the experience very dangerous. I'm not joking, you have to be very careful in certain areas.
By the time I went to the market (march 2013) the schedule for tourists is the following:
for the tuna auction: only 120 people are allowed each day. They are separated in two groups of 60 deppending on the time of arrival. The first group enters at 5 in the morning and leaves (I'm not sure 100% of the time) about 5:45. At that time, the second group enters, and stays until 6:30 more or less.
There is an intermediate area. The wholesale area. This place is closed for tourists until 9 am.
This is because there is a lot of movement if you go sooner, and you can interfere with the workers and it can be dangerous due to the small vehicles that are going in every direction very fast.
What is the problem with that. At 9 am, it is not so interesting to go to the wholesale area because all the action is gone.
So, what can I say. If you are able to wake up at 4, and go to the action, it can be interesting.
Either way, the only thing that can be interesting is going to the small restaurants at the beggining of the market, and try the sushi.

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Reviewed 1 April 2013

Must see if you are a foodie. Second visit to Tsukiji Market in the past year. Still fascinating. Skipped the auction this year but the visit to both inner and outer market remains very interesting especially if you enjoying visiting food markets. Great to see the all the variety of seafood offered and workers prepping the seafood. Visit the inner market between 6-8am as activity starts to slow down by 9am. Just remember you are in a live work environment….watch out for motorized vehicles zooming around. Workers generally pleasant even as you snap away your photos. (Not sure if I would enjoy a tourist coming to my place of work and taking photos!) Lots of shops, food and restaurants in the outer market. If you plan to see the auction book a room at Tokyu Stay Higashi Ginza Hotel located at the outer market area to save some traveling time. For non-foodies….skip the auction, spend an hour or so exploring the outer market. If you plan on buying stuff, bring cash. Closest ATM is two blocks away.

2  Thank Marmatjj
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