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Updated: April 2, 2018

Tsukiji Outer Market 築地場外市場

4-16-2 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku

A busy market full of fishmongers and sushi

The inner section of Tsukiji Market, famed for its competitive wholesale fish auctions, moved to Toyosu in October 2018. The outer market, however, is still around and is very much open for business. While its former neighbor mainly supplied professionals, the outer market caters to the sushi-loving general public. Come before noon to witness throngs of hungry shoppers looking for the freshest fish and foodstuffs. With dozens of shops and restaurants to explore, you’ll find everything you can imagine, from roe and shellfish to professional kitchenware and utensils, though sushi is the main draw for most visitors.

Tips

  • Explore the fine selection of rare fish and seaweed varieties, some of which you’ve likely never seen before
  • Try out one of the less-visited sushi shops concealed within the many alleys and alcoves of the market

There is plenty of sushi to sample hidden throughout the outer market, all delicious in its own right, so this is a great stop for fish-lovers.

Opened in 1923 after the Great Kanto Earthquake decimated the previous fish market, Tsukiji Market is located in central Tokyo between the Sumida River and Ginza. After enjoying the food and sights at Tsukiji, consider a visit to neighboring Tsukiji Honganji Temple, a curious temple that melds architectural styles from Buddhism, Hinduism, and Islam.

How to Get There

  • Tsukijishijo Sta. | Exit A1 | 1 min on foot
    Oedo Line
  • Tsukiji Sta. | Exit 1/2 | 1 min on foot
    Hibiya Line
  • Higashi-ginza Sta. | Exit 5/6 | 5 mins on foot
    Hibiya Line | Oedo Line | Asakusa Line

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Facility Info

  • Restrooms | Dining facilities | Smoking area |
  • Disabled parking | Wheelchair ramp | Accessible restrooms | Baby changing facilities |

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