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“amazing- a must see!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Tsukiji Market

The Tsukiji Market
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Private Asakusa, Tsukiji Fish Market and Sumo Stable Tour Including Water Bus...
Ranked #1 of 110 Shopping in Chuo
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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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“amazing- a must see!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013

I have never seen anything like this in my life. An amazing experience that shows you the daily life of the Japanese. Organized chaos to perfection!

Visited January 2013
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“Don't worry if you sleep in, it's still interesting later on!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

We were keen to get up really early and see the Tuna Auction and all that! Unfortunately, the trains aren't running at that time of morning, so we would have had to get a taxi half way across Tokyo, pre-dawn. Then, you're not guaranteed to get in (numbers are limited at this time of day). So basically, we decided to sleep in a bit and go later! We arrived at about 9.00am (it's right next to the train station), and you are given a sheet listing the 'dos and don'ts' on the way in, but then left to your own devices. Most of the stalls were beginning to pack up for the day, but there was still plenty of amazing seafood on display, and you got a great sense of the sheer scale of the operation! Tip: wear waterproof, closed toe shoes. There's a lot of hosing down the aisles going on! On site there is a small section of shops and restaurants, which cater both to workers at the market (knives, picks, gumboots etc) and to tourists. We had a really enjoyable sushi meal (for breakfast), but cannot recommend raw sea urchin to anyone, ever!
Keep in mind that it is a working market place, so there are knives, saws, trolleys, and various machinery buzzing about, it's also quite slipper in parts - you need your wits about you. I wouldn't take small children to Tsukiji Market, and I definitely wouldn't take a pusher or pram.

Visited January 2013
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“3 million tonnes of fish every day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2013

This is a must-see on a first trip to Tokyo. The tuna auction takes place from 5:25 to 6:20. Our hotel recommended getting in line no later than 4:30AM in order to be one of the lucky 120 people to get in. There are two shifts of 60 people. First shift gets in at 5:25 and the second shift at 5:50AM. By 4:40 AM, people were being processed for the second shift - so the hotel was right in advising us to go early. Public transport only starts at 5AM, so we took a cab from the hotel. Seeing this many tuna in one place is quite impressive and the auctioneers are real characters. Walking out of the auction area and through the market with forklifts moving about was a bit daunting but also part of the experience.

Visited January 2013
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“Best place to eat fresh sushi”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013 via mobile

It's a good place to learn about sushi from the very beginning process. See the fish auction early in the morning until the sushi is served in the small restaurant nearby. But make sure you'll come early in the morning or you' ll missed it

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“Lost in Translation and 4 am”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

We were up at 4 am because of jet lag and we decided to visit the market. What an awesome experience. A must when traveling to Tokyo!

Visited November 2012
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