The Tsukiji Outer Market is located on the outer rim of the famous wholesale market in Tokyo. About 400 shops specialize in food-related products, such as freshly caught seafood, good-quality fresh produce, cooking tools, and tableware. There are also many restaurants that serve fresh seafood in the form of sushi and kaisen-don (seafood over rice). It is a very popular spot, not only for tourists but also general consumers. Seminars and events about food are held from time to time. The general information center, Johoichiba Puratto Tsukiji, opened in 2012. The center offers information about shops, sightseeing, and transportation, and it sells center-original goods. The center also has space for resting, and you can stop by at your convenience while you are sightseeing. Although the Tsukiji Outer Market will remain, the inner wholesale market will be moved to Toyosu in 2017. After the move, new commercial facilities will be built in the place where the wholesale market currently sits. It is a one-minute walk from the A1 Exit of the Tsukijishijo Station of Toei Oedo Line or the No. 1 or 2 Exit of the Tsukiji Station on the Subway Hibiya Line.
Restaurants in Tsukiji Market tend to be small with limited seating. Sometimes lines form outside. Depending on the time of day, you may have to keep up with the eating pace of the locals. (Yes, they eat fast because they have to go back to work.) Also, splitting meals is generally a taboo during the busy hours.
In the Chuo-ku, smoking on the streets is prohibited. Just smoke within the designated areas with ashtrays.
■Big baggages and Strollers
The streets are narrow and intricate with lots of people. Please come to the Market without big items like suitcases and large belongings and strollers.
■How you look
At Tsukiji Market, the floors are often wet and slippery, and bikes and carts are going here and there, so make sure to come with your safe shoes that covers your toes. No high-heeled shoes and sandals.
■About ”Tsukiji Uogashi”
Shopping at the new wholesale facility called ”Tsukiji Uogashi” is limited to those who have permission in advance of 9:00 a.m.
*After 9:00 a.m. the wholesale facility will be open to everyone.
Amount of 1,000 ridge 1F, 4-16-2, Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, 104-0045
- Nearest Station
･ Toei Oedo Line
1 minute on foot
- Phone Number
03-3541-9444Available languagesonly in Japanese
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