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Updated: October 1, 2019

Tsukiji Outer Market 築地場外市場

4-16-2 Tsukiji, Chuo City, Tokyo

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 ingredients and cooking utensils lined up as you wander the market.
  • Try out one of the less-visited, homey sushi shops concealed within the many alleys and alcoves of the market

There is plenty of food 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 StationOedo LineExit A11 min on foot

Contact

Opening Hours

  • *Varies by floor, store, and/or facility
  • Closing days:
    *Varies by shop

Facility Info

  • RestroomsDining facilitiesSmoking areasMoney exchangeParkingWiFi
  • JapaneseEnglish
  • Disabled parkingWheelchair rampElevatorWheelchair accessible elevatorMulti-purpose toiletDiaper changing facilitiesBaby chair/high chair

For updated information on opening hours, closings, prices, and more, please check the official website or ask the facility directly.

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