Tsukiji Fish Outer Market

Tsukiji Fish Outer Market

Travel Guide


Tsukiji Fish Outer Market retains the atmosphere of Japan's traditional market, and is a mixture of wholesale and retail shops. The 3-foot-wide shop, commonly known as "tokomise", is crowded on a narrow street, selling seafood, vegetables, tea and other food materials, as well as kitchen tools, restaurant supplies and groceries. In the early morning, many guests swarmed in. Some businesses sell their products here after purchase in Toyosu Fish Market, so anyone can buy fresh and delicious products here at wholesale price, so there is always a constant flow of people purchasing.


You can find good seafood, sushi, ramen, tuna rice restaurant in the Tsukiji Fish Outer Market or at the street called Monzeki-Dori on the outside of Tsukiji Fish Outer Market. Many of the restanrants are crowed in the lunch time.

The new spot of Tsukiji Fish Outer Market is called "Tsukiji Uogashi" which opened in October 2018, inherits the tradition of Tsukiji Fish Market, with about 60 stores mainly for wholesale. In addition to all kinds of aquatic products, fruits and vegetables, visitors can also have a look at the anatomy of tuna here. Since it will be for professional buyers from 5 to 9 in the morning, it is recommended that you visit after this period of time.

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Travel Advice


- The outer market consists of a few blocks of small retail shops and restaurants crowded along narrow lanes. Here you can find all sorts of food related goods, knives and fresh seafood and produce for sale in smaller (than wholesale) portions.

- A visit to Tsukiji Fish Outer Market is best combined with a fresh sushi breakfast or lunch at one of the local restaurants. There are restaurants both in the inner and outer market area, which are typically open from 5:00 in the morning to around noon or early afternoon.

- Not only sushi or sashimi, Tsukiji Fish Outer Market offers gyudon (beef bowl), tempura and any other delicious food. Not so many people know, Tsukiji Fish Outer Market is regarded as the largest concentrated district of gyudon stores in Japan. Visitors can find many historical, cheap and delicious gyudon stalls. Yoshinoya, the largest beef bowl chain, was established in 1899 here.

- Golden Academy Nonprofit Organization offers a various Inner Market guide tours in English. Please the office site for details.

Rules to visit the market

Tsukiji Fish Outer Market is a site where serious business is conducted, the activities seen here are not put on for show, it is important for visitors not to interfere with the action by adhering to the following additional rules:

Do not enter areas restricted to authorized personnel! 
Do not obstruct traffic! 
Do not bring large bags or suitcases into the market! 
Do not enter the market in high heeled shoes or sandals! 
Do not bring babies, small children, strolls or pets! 
Do not smoke in the market! 
Do not touch anything! 



Address 4-10-16 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Phone 03-3541-9466
Admission Free  
Hours Free time  
Closed Open 7 Days a Week
Duration 30 minutes
Getting There By Train
1 minute walk from Tsukiji-shijo Station on subway Oedo Line.
1 minute walk from Tsukiji Station on subway Hibiya Line.
5 minutes walk from Higashi-ginza Station on subway Hibiya Line or Asakusa Line.

By Car
Take Shuto Expressway to the Shiodome exit. It is approximately 5 minutes from exit.
Parking No parking available

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