The biggest fish and seafood market in the world is the Tsukiji Fish Market that is situated in Tokyo, Japan. The market opened on its current site in 1923 following a relocation after an earthquake. The market is supervised by Tokyo Metropolitan Central Wholesale Market. The inner section of the market is restricted but the outer sections are open to the public. There is also viewing platforms for people to watch auctions. The market is popular with tourists, with many buying the local produce of which 2000 tons of marine products are sold per day.
You can get the train to ‘Tsukiji’ station, the station is situated on the ‘Hibiya’ line. If travelling by car, there is a local car park onsite.
Opening Times and Admission
Different areas of the market operates on different time schedules, the outer market is open from 5 am till midday but the inner markets do not open till 11 am. The tuna auctions run at around 5.30am. It is best to familiarise yourself with the rules of the market before travelling to it to avoid being denied access.