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"World's craziest fish market !!!!" Tsukiji Market Tip by jlanza29

Tsukiji Market, Tokyo: 50 reviews and 69 photos

  Just stay out of the way
by jlanza29

Ok, the first thing to know about this place is that it's not a tourist attraction it's a live market where fish is sold, but being that's it's the largest in the world it does make it a tourist attraction. Now the merchant are accepting of tourist, but make sure you stay out of there way. It's there place of work... photo's are highly discouraged, but you can sneak in photo's before someone tells you to "go, go". As for the time. You have to get here at 5:00 am to see the place in action... get there at 10:00 am and you won't see much as the place is clearing up. As for the world famous giant tuna auctions, it's almost impossible to get close, the market have placed guards who's job is to keep the tourist out and away from the auctions. The Guards have placards in English telling you to move. And they are good at telling you "go, Go, Go". A must do experience... also make sure you bring a pair of shoes that you don't mind getting dirty, just about all the stalls have hoses running so water and fish blood are everywhere... my biggest surprise is that the place doesn't smell !!!! Fresh fish doesn't so it was a great time. We got there about 5:00 am and left about 8:00 and saw plenty. A MUST DO !!!!!!

Address: 5-2 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku
Directions: Toei Subway TSUKIJI-ICHIBA / Tokyo Metro TSUKIJI
Phone: 03-3541-2640

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 15, 2010
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