If you love eating fish then you will be in heaven visiting Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo. It’s a fish eaters paradise. In fact if you come to Tokyo and like fish and don’t visit this market then you’re missing out.

The best sushi I’ve ever had was at this market!

It’s a very popular place for visitors and locals alike and can be very busy, to put it mildly, often having to wait for 10-15 minutes to sit at one of the sushi stalls/restaurants. In the meantime you can just wander around and try many different free fish samples on display from the different merchants

The fish is brought in in the early hours and they allow up to 120 visitors  a day to see the early morning tuna auctions, where local fish restaurant chefs come to bargain for the best quality tuna. It’s so popular it’s on a first come, first serve basis, and people start lining up at 3 in the morning for it.

Otherwise show up from 9 a.m. onwards and take in the chaotic atmosphere and eat yourself silly on some of the freshest fish you will ever have.

Tsukiji Fish Market In Tokyo

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Try some samples for free.

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The people working for the fish restaurants can help you choose what to get if you’re not sure.

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sashimi in tsukiji fish market

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It’s so crowded – just go with the flow.

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So many different fishes you can find there.

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