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Odaiba to Fish Market

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Odaiba to Fish Market

Our stay in Tokyo will be broken into 2 parts giving us the opportunity to stay in 2 different parts of town. We are considering spending 2 nights in Odaiba. How easy is it to get to the fish market from here in time to see the tuna auction.

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1. Re: Odaiba to Fish Market

It's not easy. Odaiba is reclaimed lands development area connected by bridges. Public transport dies down at midnight and taking a taxi to Tsukiji can cost a lot.

Tsukiji Market is next to Tokyo's prestigious shopping area, Ginza (best restaurants are also found in Ginza). I suggest that you find hotels in Ginza/Tokyo Station area instead, which is within walking distance or a short taxi ride to Tsukiji Market.

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2. Re: Odaiba to Fish Market

thanks for the help. If we skip the auction and head to the market later when the trains are running, I assume it gets easier. Let me know if you disagree. I am not sure how realistic a plan going to the auction is. I see the only give out a small number of tickets each day.

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3. Re: Odaiba to Fish Market

Only 60 people are allowed to see the auction (120 all together for 2 auctions/day.) In order to obtain a spot, you'll need to be at the market no later than 4:30AM to register. A taxi will cost ~3,300yen from Odaiba.

Going later by train is of course cheaper. You can take the Yurikamome Line to Shinbashi and walk to the market in 12 minutes or so.

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4. Re: Odaiba to Fish Market

Did you get your question answered? We were actually in both places on Friday with our 3 kids (we are from Chicago). We got to the market by 9:00am and it was spectacular (you really do need to be at the market for the tuna auction no later than 4:00am - which means you are up and out by 3:00am). Let me know if you still have questions and I will be glad to pass long our tips. Lukewarm about the Odaiba area. Nothing really there besides malls, but if you can get a reasonable hotel - then by all means stay there . I suggest the Yurikamome Line (JR). You can use your JR Pass on it our your Suica card.

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5. Re: Odaiba to Fish Market

thanks, I think we are all set. Staying breifily in Odaiba as an initial stop before heading South. We will spend 5 other nights in Tokyo in the Shinjuku area at the end of our trip. Really just one day to do anything there. I am planing on getting to the market at around 9 to tour and eat breakfast. Then back to the Odaiba area. The Museum of Emerging Science , Mega Web and Diver City are all on the table for the afternoon. I doubt we will have time for all 3.

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6. Re: Odaiba to Fish Market

Remember if you want to eat at one of the inner market sushi places, you will likely be queuing up for 45 to 60 minutes minimum. I personally don't find that worthwhile so I just head to one of the outer market sushi restaurants.

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