Tsukiji Market

Cheapo Article: 10+ Things You Should Know Before Visiting the Tsukiji Fish Market Tuna Auction
Related Events: Tsukiji Autumn Festival 2018
Related Itinerary: Cheapo 1-Day Tour : Tsukiji - Asakusa - Akihabara
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Japanese script: 築地市場
Area: Tsukiji
Access: 0.5 km from Tsukiji Station Hibiya Line (H10)
0.6 km from Kachidoki Station Oedo Line (E17)
0.6 km from Tsukijishijo Station Oedo Line (E18)
Address: 5-2-1 Tsukiji, Chuo, Tokyo 104-0045, Japan [map]
Phone: 03-3542-1111 03-3542-1111
Website: http://www.tsukiji-market.or.jp/tukiji_e...

Without a doubt, the Tsukiji Fish Market is listed, again and again, as one of the top things to do in all of Japan. And we cheapos are on board as it’s a cultural institution, good fun and free too! Plus, getting to witness the live tuna auction is a once-in-a-lifetime kinda thing. (Read here for everything you need to know before visiting the tuna auction.)

tsukiji tuna auction
Photo by MsSaraKelly used under CC

It’s also a hot spot to get you sushi fix—and you’ll get nothing but the freshest in the outer market area. Try Sushi Katsura or Tsukiji Maguroya Tokyo Honten for a cheapo-approved sushi lunch.

The countdown is on to see the fish market in all it’s glory though. It was announced in December 2017 that the iconic market will make a move to its new location at the Toyosu waterfront district on Oct 11, 2018. It’s not known if the tuna auctions will be open to the public after the move—our advice: go before Fall 2018 to avoid any disappointment!