The old Tsukiji Market and the new Toyosu Fish Market
Tsukiji Market was famous for its large tuna auctions. This market was built in 1935 and closed in October 2018 due to the size of the enclosure. For this reason, the internal market moved to Toyosu Fish Market. Certainly, it is the largest fish and marine products market in the world.
Next, we explain some things about the new market and we give you some recommendations.
Toyosu Fish Market
The Toyosu Market has three main buildings: the wholesale market building where they sell and auction seafood; the intermediate building where there are retailers and restaurants; and the building of fruits and vegetables.
Now, the facilities are much more organized to prevent tourists from interrupting and interfering with auctions. There are some walkways and viewpoints around the building to maintain a certain security. Also, there are some good restaurants like Sushi Dai and Daiwa Sushi.
In addition, they have enabled a glazed room to enjoy the auctions. In order to access this room, you must request it through the web at least 1 month in advance.
The market opens from 5 am to 5 pm and closes on Wednesdays, Sundays and holidays. Also, admission is totally free and you can visit the roof garden to enjoy the cityscape of Tokyo.
Currently it is said that it looks more like a museum than a market. Certainly, Japan is the country that catches more tuna in the world.
Other interesting japanese markets
There are other types of market that are interesting if you travel to Japan. For example:
- Nishiki Market in Kyoto.
- Dotonbori Market in Osaka.
- Nijo Market in Sapporo.
- Ameya Yokocho and Dori Nakamise in Tokio
Finally, whether or not you had the opportunity to visit the old Tsukiji Market, we recommend you to visit the new Toyosu Fish Market. It is an essential stop if you travel to Japan.
Please, keep in mind that from 2020 you must apply for a Japan application form to enter the country.