Tsukiji Market Hours And Tuna Auction
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Tokyo’s Tsukiji fish market is the largest in the world, with $15.5 million worth of fish sold there on a daily basis.
Tokyo Fish Market: Tuna Auction
The star here is Tuna. Tokyo market Tuna auctions are world known. The tails are sliced off so potential buyers can examine the quality, judging by the amount of fat.
The auction is held in a fast, voiceless bidding language, which involves hand movement signs.
Tuna Auctions start at 5 am. Tourists have to apply at the Osakana Fukyu Center (Fish Information Center) at the Kachidoki Gate, starting from 5:00am. Admittance is on a first-come-first-in basis.
In order to be here in time for Tuna auction you will have to take a Taxi since the subway only starts at 6:00 AM.
If you want to take it easy I recommend you take a Tokyo Market Tour which makes visiting Tsukiji Market as simple as can be. An organized tour will take you through the wholesale area which has 1000’s of seafood containers, and into the hidden spots you want to visit.
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Tokyo Fish Market: Tsukiji Market For Beginners
Fish and seafood worth millions of dollars are sold here each day.
Piles of oysters, shell fish, deep sea crabs, eels and other small sea creatures bubble in running water In hundreds of stalls.
Wear casual warm clothes, and shoes you can wash easily.
There’s a lot of slippery sea water, and water from hoses that keep the place nice and clean.
After you stroll around, check out the small alleys around the market with small charming shops selling Japanese tea cups and bowls, dried fish, Green Tea, and Japanese Desserts. An excellent opportunity to stock up before going back home.
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Tokyo Fish Market Hours
The market is open every day except Sundays, Japanese Holidays, and second and fourth Wednesdays of each month.
Tuna Auction starts at 5 am.
Wholesale Area is open to visitors after 9:00am.
Shops in the surrounding close in the afternoon.
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Tokyo Market Sushi Restaurants
Sushi Dai.Address: 5-2-1 Tsukiji Central Ward 6 Tsukiji Wholesale Market Kachidoki