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Review of The Tsukiji Market

The Tsukiji Market
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

i tried to go there twice... and did not make it

first dont try to get the first subway, u wont make it on time

second get there earlier coz it does get ful, its limited number of people that can see the tuna audition

third - stay in a hotel close to the market coz a taxi ride in japan is expensive, the starting rate is over 5usd

wish u a better luck than i had,,,, my bucket list

Visited September 2013
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“A must - lives up to the hype!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

When in Tokyo the Tsukiji Fish market is a must! If you're interested in the auction then you'll need to get up very early. We did skip that part and strolled around the surrounding shops, stalls and restaurants. We did walk around the (at that time abandoned) auction area though.

If you like fish and seafood, then this is the place to be. Buy it to cook it yourself or grab some food at a stall or a restaurant. There are countless options around this area in the narrow streets. There are real restaurants like the great Sushizanmai (go for the medium fat and fat tuna) or cheaper stalls on the outer area of the market. Also other products are being sold here, like baked soja beans (very good!). Many shops let you sample....give it a try. There's also a tourist information and bathroom facilities.

Even if you're not into fish and seafood....this place might turn you around! We came back a few weeks later and still enjoyed every bit of it. It's lively - it's lovely and the sushi is awesome!

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Visited August 2013
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“Great food around the market!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014

I didn't get to see the tuna auction or even go inside the fish market, but you can easily enjoy good food around the area. There are tons of small restaurants, and stands selling all kinds of seafood, snacks, knick knacks, etc. The fish was super fresh and delicious! And it was my first time having sushi for breakfast. I didn't mind at all... The area close to the fish market gets super crowded w/ workers and their motorized carts. So be careful while there. It's their place of work, their jobs and they are not there to be nice nor entertain tourists. Worth going and having great sushi!

Visited May 2014
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“Interesting but rude workers”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2014 via mobile

Went with a guide and we were both very aware of being polite and staying out of the workers path. However, they don't care about the people. They rode carts without any consideration for others and I was literally pushed by a worker. And, there can't be a need for that much fish in one day. By the time we left, the market would be closing and so many fish to sell. If this is standard everyday, too much fishing. On a good note, it did seem clean for a fish market. And, a variety of fish I've never seen. One is Fugu, which is the Japanese poisonous fish prepared only by very trained chefs. The fish market in other places may not be as big, but not as unwelcoming either.

Visited May 2014
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“The Tsujiki fish market is a can't miss”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

We were lucky to have a very knowledgeable guide with us when we visited the Fish Market. There are so many different and unfamiliar species here that having a knowledgeable person greatly enhances the experience. At night, the restaurants are extremely interesting and can be fun, although not for the faint-hearted.

Visited May 2014
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