Despite all the guidebooks and blogs, everyone who’s visited me in Tokyo seems to have trouble visiting Tsukiji market 築地市場. As you may have read before, Tsukiji market is not built for tourists yet is among the most visited places in Tokyo (it is the first item on Trip Advisor’s 3 days in Tokyo). Before you go, there are a few things to know:
1. What time does Tsukiji open?
There are two things that tourists generally want to see, the “tuna auction” and the “regular fish market”. The tuna auction starts ridiculously early, like 4 or 5 a.m. I’ve never been. The regular fish market is sufficiently interesting and opens to tourists at 9:00 a.m. This is posted on a sign in front of the market (see picture below) and was confirmed by my friends during their July visit to Tsukiji. Also, the Uogashi Yokocho shopping / restaurant…
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