Tsukiji Market

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 was a once-in-a-lifetime kinda thing. (Read here for everything you need to know before visiting Tsukiji Market.)

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.

It was announced in December 2017 that the iconic inner market market would close and reopen in a new location at the Toyosu waterfront district on Oct 11, 2018.