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“Ramen at tsukiji market” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Tsukiji Market

The Tsukiji Market
5-2-1 Tsukiji, Chuo 104-0045, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 3-3542-1111
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Ranked #3 of 62 Attractions in Chuo
4.0 of 5 stars 1,447 Reviews
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
Activities: Shopping, Dining
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Great place to visit if you love to eat fresh fish or sushi. Choose from a variety of welcoming shops and restaurants. Fish is also sold in this market but be sure to arrive early as the best fish tends to sell out early in the morning.
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“Ramen at tsukiji market”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

The most delicious ramen i have ever tasted.
The way the 2 men mend the store and the speed of washing the dishes and help to dish out the meat and spread equally onto each bowl was so amazing!! The soup and the ingredients are so tasty and there was not any MSG added and the fragrant of the soup base - tasted every thing so aromatic ! The trip would not be complete without trying this ramen store!! Is a Must to go for those who intend to visit Japan for the first time

Visited June 2013
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“Worth Seeing”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

This market will shock it's visitors. Like other markets in Tokyo, you can find pottery, shoes and other trinkets, but that isn't what most people go to see or buy. The fish fresh out of the sea attracts many visitors. I arrived at Tsukiji during the middle part of the day, and the streets were packed. Fish is obviously not in short supply. The quality of the product is seen in the number of locals that turn up during the day to purchase goods. Whole fish isn't all that is for sale. Along the streets you will find numerous places cranking out the freshest sushi one could ever find. If you're a food buff, Tsukiji is one place you must go while in Tokyo. Just beware of the crowds, but the goods you will find are worth it.

Visited June 2013
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Do you want to go in the market? space is limited, you have to go early (earliest) to see a lot of screamer. You feel that you are a bothering. Sushi around market is fresh but is more expensive that in downtown Tokyo restaurants.

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“A must see while in Tokyo”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Tsukiji Market is a unique place to visit. We did not go to the early morning auction( not sure if this part is still open to the public), but arrived there around 9am. We have a tour guide Ayako Watanabe of Edokko Tours( we arranged for a 6 hour guided walking tour) who brought us through the fish market and pointed out the highlights( tuna slicing, whale bacon, canned whale, various seafood, live, frozen etc). Then went throught the fruit market( yes there is a fruit and vegetable section at the fish market, where we saw real wasabi). Finally had the freshest and most delicious sushi and sashimi lunch at Sushimanya( specializing in tuna, will review this also). We passed by the most famous sushi place Sushi Dai, and the line is very long, supposedly a 2 hours or more wait. Also make sure to buy the fried egg( that they put in sushi, but this is to eat freshly fried on site) for ¥100. Overall a fantastic, unique experience. From what I gather, this Market has been in existence for a very long time, but there are plans to move this to another more modern and state of the art location with a larger space. So for those who will be in Tokyo, make sure to visit this place while it is still in this location.

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“The main market was CLOSED :(”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Much to our disappointment when we arrived there on a Wednesday morning to find the main tsukiji fish market closed. I am not entirely sure how others define the inner market and outer market. We did find some stalls that were open in the "outer market" housing small eateries selling sushi and tempura, stalls that sold tamago (like an ice cream on a stick), dried Japanese seafood and nuts, fresh fruits. The tempura stall at the right hand corner nearer the inner market were manned by very grumpy and rude senior citizens. We were chastised for sitting down at the corner before placing order. Signages on the food fare were all Japanese and these senior citizens' body language told us they were not prepared to entertain any non Japanese lest we slow them down with their productivity and business turnover. Very sad to see such hostility. We had a seven year old child with us and that was a traumatic experience for him for such show of hostility. We bought peaches from the fruit stall and they were so juicy and sweet. That was a small consolation after the disappointment of the main market that was closed and the hostility from the tempura stall.

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