Tsukiji Fish Market has moved!
After 83 years of operation, the world-famous Tsukiji Fish Market has recently found a new home in Toyosu Fish Market. For those who miss the loud, authentic, and inviting charm of the Tsukiji Fish Market, no fret! It’s not all gone yet.
Cover image by Wikimedia Commons featuring a tuna auction at Tsukiji Fish Market.
Tsukiji Outer Market is still open
While the inner market has completely moved to the new Toyosu Fish Market, the Tsukiji outer market still remains. You can still visit this world-famous fish market and wander around its narrow lanes of vendors and restaurants. Tours of the market are running as usual and its vendors selling goods from knives to fresh seafood for sale and more.
When visiting the Tsukiji Fish Market, the once world’s largest fish market, it’s a must to enjoy a fresh seafood meal! To get the best of the outer market, opt for a Klook tour which includes a Tsukiji market tour with a sushi workshop, a half-day market tour with lunch, or a Tsukiji market tour with cooking class.
The new Toyosu Fish Market
Despite several delays and looming uncertainty in the opening of the much-anticipated new fish market, Toyosu Fish Market has finally opened for business on 11 October, and subsequently opened for public on 13 October 2018.
Located on the Toyosu island, this new market covers over 400 thousand square meters, which makes Toyosu Fish Market almost twice the size of the Tsukiji market!
|Toyosu Fish Market
Address: 6 Chome-5 Toyosu, Koto, Tokyo 135-0061, Japan
Nearest station: Shijo-mae Station (Yurikamome Line)
Opening Hours: Monday to Saturday, 5am to 5pm
Closed on Sundays, national holidays, and some Wednesdays. Refer to calendar before visiting.
Tuna auction and wholesale in Toyosu Fish Market
To prepare for the opening, the whole of Tsukiji Inner Market (namely the wholesale section and tuna auction) has relocated to Toyosu Fish Market. For those familiar with the complex registration to watch the tuna auction in the old Tsukiji Fish Market, you can kiss those woes goodbye!
In Toyosu Fish Market, visitors can watch the tuna auction comfortably and conveniently from an observation deck. However, do note that the observation platform for viewing the tuna auctions will only be open to the general public from 15 January 2019 onwards.
As for the wholesale business, visitors are now already able to watch buyers and traders in action from the viewing platforms. Visitors, however, can’t buy the fresh produce directly from the wholesale traders.
Facilities in Toyosu Fish Market
Aimed to create a more comfortable experience for its visitors, the Toyosu Fish Market is located indoors and is air-conditioned as well! There are 3 interconnected buildings, two dedicated to seafood and one for fruits and vegetables. The nearest station, Shijo-mae Station, also connects to Toyosu Fish Market via a walkway.
Visitors can watch the trades from observation decks that look out onto the tuna auction and wholesale halls for fish, seafood and other produce. Across the modern premise of the market, you can also find restaurants that serve the fresh seafood and produce directly from the market.
While visitors cannot purchase the produce from wholesale traders, there are shops around the market that are open to the public. That goods sold include knives, apparels, and more. If you’re looking for some fresh air, you can head up to the roof garden and enjoy the view of the bay.
There are still big plans in the works for Toyosu Fish Market, with the possibility of the opening of a public bath, hotel, more shopping and dining locations, and more. So, make sure to keep your eyes peeled for those!
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Have you been to the new Toyosu Fish Market?
We’d love to know more about your time at the Toyosu Fish Market! Did you like it? Maybe you’ve also seen the Tsukiji Fish Market after the relocation. Share with us photos and how your experience was in the comments below!