Japan is famous for its sushi, because of the freshness of its fish. Tokyo used to have the Tsukiji Fish Market. This market moved to a new location in 2018, but the outer market still remains. At the outer market, a variety of restaurants and fish stores can be found. The new location of the inner market is the Toyosu Market.
At the Toyosu Market, you’ll find many types of fish which you might have never seen before. You can buy fish that are still alive or fish that are dried and tied up in plastic bags. There are lots of places where you can try ‘uni’. Uni is the inside of a sea-urchin and is very popular in Japan.
In the early mornings, you might be able to attend a live tuna auction, where you can see all the freshly caught tuna laying there, and being sold. You will be able to see the freshest fish at these auctions. The market opens at 05:00 in the morning, when the auction starts, and most stores at the market are open until noon or early afternoon.
The fish market is something that is definitely worth checking out, and it’s a popular tourist spot in Tokyo. Most people go to the market to test out types of food they have never tried before, because of the variety of fish the market has to offer.
The best way to get to Tsukiji Market is to get off at ‘Tsukiji Station’. From here, it is a 3-minute walk to the market itself. The best way to get to Toyosu Market is to get off at ‘Shijo-Mae Station’ or ‘Shin-Toyosu Station’. From both stations it is a 3-minute walk to the market.