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Updated: March 16, 2023
Created in the 1930s, Toyosu is a manmade island that was built for housing, entertainment, and recreation. It's home to one of the world's largest fish markets, which is nearly double the size of its predecessor in Tsukiji.
Travelers can also enjoy shopping and relaxing at LaLaport Toyosu, an oceanside complex with refreshing views and plenty of wide-open space. Additional recreation in the area includes Toyosu Park, which has a children’s playground and lawn. The Toyosu area also has various barbecue sites, where you can grill up your favorite meats and veggies with all amenities provided on site.
The closest access point is Toyosu Station via the Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line, as well as the Yurikamome Line.
From Haneda Airport: 45 minutes by train. 40 minutes by the limousine bus.
From Narita Airport: Two hours by train. One hour and 20 minutes by the limousine bus.
From Shinjuku Station: Take the JR Sobu Line to Ichigaya Station. Transit to the Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line and get off at Toyosu Station. Travel time: 40 minutes.
From Tokyo Station: Take the JR Yamanote Line to Yurakucho Station. Then, transfer to the Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line and get off at Toyosu Station. Travel time: 20 minutes.
Toyosu Fish Market draws all sorts of people, from the capital's top sushi chefs to home cooks, to peruse the day's catch. Get there early to enjoy the lively atmosphere and a sushi breakfast.
The new market opened in October 2018, replacing Tsukiji Fish Market. Around 900 businesses made the move to the newer, larger space. The market comes to life in the early morning, when fishing boats unload their catches from all over the world. The public are allowed in from 5 a.m. until 3 p.m., although certain shops and restaurants may have different opening hours. The market is closed on Sundays and holidays, so take care when you're planning your trip. Keep a particular eye out for the world-famous tuna auctions—you can get a great view of the action from the public viewing deck.
The area north of Toyosu Station was originally a docking area for ships. Now it is a massive shopping complex with seafront gardens and boardwalks. Urban Dock LaLaport Toyosu contains about 210 shops and restaurants, some with beautiful views of the sunset and of Rainbow Bridge at night. It is also home to United Cinemas Toyosu, and KidZania Tokyo, an indoor theme park where you can experience play-acting about 100 different occupations, from pilot to fashion model.
For a special dining experience, consider an outdoor barbecue at one of the various BBQ spots in Toyosu, such as Koto City's Toyosu Gururi Park, where you can enjoy a barbecue without needing to bring any equipment or ingredients with you. Take in the great views of the nearby Rainbow Bridge, Tokyo Tower, and Odaiba over Tokyo Bay.