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).
But that is just us. If you live at Shinjuku, it is a direct train from Shinjuku to Tsukiji-Shijo train station.
You will want to take the Oedo Line:
You can see how it goes:
You will then want to exit by A1 exit:
And it will be a slow walk to the market area.
I said “market area” as actually Tsukiji is made up of both the inner and outer market.
You can get a good guide book here.
The outer market:
The outer market has lots of shops to sell food, sushi, dried seafood, and even kitchen knives. Some photos:
The famous man in Tsukiji Fish Market and his shops (SHOPS, not SHOP):
We visited this shop selling kitchen knives:
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.
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:
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 ? 🙂