Skip to content
Please select your location:
Tsukiji fish market, Tokyo

Trip Planner

You can now add pages from around our site to your own customizable trip whenever you see this icon.

Click the icon to create your first trip.

Tsukiji Fish Market

Tsukiji fish market is the biggest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world and has been in business since the early Edo period, although not in its present incarnation.

Tsukiji Fish Market , Japan

Tsukiji fish market is the biggest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world and has been in business since the early Edo period (1600s), although not in its present incarnation. The first location of the market was in the Nihombashi area of the city but after the Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923, which devastated much of the city, it was moved to Tsukiji. Today, the market is a booming business which opens for trade and auctions at around 3am.

A recent surge in tourism to the popular tuna auctions has prompted wholesalers to impose some limitations on visiting but the tuna auctions have now re-opened to tourists. However, only two groups of 60 people can visit each day and for 25 minutes at a time.

When visiting this market please show consideration to the traders and buyers so as not to disturb any of the market's normal day to day activities. If you plan to visit the market, but not the auctions, you are requested to wait until after 9:00am to do so, just in time for a fresh sushi and sashimi breakfast from one of the small restaurants surrounding the market.

Please note the market is closed alternate Wednesdays, Sundays and holidays. Please ask your concierge to check if you plan to visit on a Wednesday.

Speak to someone who's been there
Audley Travel specialist Rebecca

Start planning your tailor-made trip by calling one of our Japan specialists at 1-855-834-8210

Alternative places to stay nearby

Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.

Experiences while staying here

The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.