A visit to Tsukiji Fish Market

We went for a visit to the Tsukiji Fish Market. We went with a tour guide whom brought us to the inner market (the one which holds the fish auctions) but only after the fish auctions are over and most of the stalls are closed already. So it was not really a necessary tour. Nevertheless, it was good to have someone local to show us around. You can probably just visit the market yourself easily.

How to go ? From our place in Shin-Okubu, we took the train to Yoyogi and then another train to Tsukiji-Shijo station (which is pretty near to Tsukiji Fish Market).
Shin-Okubu to Yoyogi to Tsukiji-Shijo

But that is just us. If you live at Shinjuku, it is a direct train from Shinjuku to Tsukiji-Shijo train station.
Shinjuku to Tsukiji-Shijo

You will want to take the Oedo Line:
Shinjuku to Tsukiji-Shijo

You can see how it goes:
Shinjuku to Tsukiji-Shijo Map

Shinjuku to Tsukiji-Shijo Map

You will then want to exit by A1 exit:
Shinjuku to Tsukiji-Shijo Map
Shinjuku to Tsukiji-Shijo Map

And it will be a slow walk to the market area.
Walk from Tsukiji-Shijo to Tsukiji

I said “market area” as actually Tsukiji is made up of both the inner and outer market.
A Visit to Tsukiji Fish Market

You can get a good guide book here.

The outer market:
A Visit to Tsukiji Fish Market

The outer market has lots of shops to sell food, sushi, dried seafood, and even kitchen knives. Some photos:
A Visit to Tsukiji Fish Market
A Visit to Tsukiji Fish Market
A Visit to Tsukiji Fish Market

The famous man in Tsukiji Fish Market and his shops (SHOPS, not SHOP):
A Visit to Tsukiji Fish Market
A Visit to Tsukiji Fish Market
A Visit to Tsukiji Fish Market
A Visit to Tsukiji Fish Market

We visited this shop selling kitchen knives:
A Visit to Tsukiji Fish Market
A Visit to Tsukiji Fish Market
A Visit to Tsukiji Fish Market

Food !
A Visit to Tsukiji Fish Market
A Visit to Tsukiji Fish Market

These are supposedly the famous and popular sushi shops in the market. The guide called them “Instagram Sushi Shops” in that people only go there to take photos for Instagram purposes.
A Visit to Tsukiji Fish Market
A Visit to Tsukiji Fish Market

We went for a quick walk through the inner market but took very little photos as it was supposedly not allowed. Anyway most of the shops were already closed:
A Visit to Tsukiji Fish Market
A Visit to Tsukiji Fish Market
A Visit to Tsukiji Fish Market

It will be much more fun to go for the fish auction but just not something we tried to do this trip. Perhaps another time ? Before it closed for good ? 🙂

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