Fishy fish! All the fish you can eat but outside of the place in the outer market. Go early for the tuna auction
Tourist Information Centre on one side of the market is invaluable
Visit while you can. This place is slated for demolition soon
As a lazy tourist, I like to see other people work, that's why I come here.
To be in the first group of the day to witness the Tuna auction you need to be here at 03:30. The tour doesn't begin until 5.20 though so come prepared for a long wait
Sushi for breakfast - don't bother queueing, go to Okame at the end of the row. And don't bother with the sets if you know your Japanese fish and what you like.
Try the Gyudon stall on the outer market. Best breakfast and wash it down with a cold Asahi.
Just a normal fish market i guess if you do not go for the auction. Can drop by if you are in tokyo as they will shift to new place in end 2016 for redevelopment. It is a valuable 60acres prime land!
It's worth the wait.
Get here before 330am if you want to be part of the chosen few. Overhear refugee jokes in half-asleep fugue state.
Arrive for 8am to look around the 'outer market' with lots of stalls. At 9am they let tourists into the 'inner market' where the wholesale of fish goes on - it is much more interesting in this part.
More tourists than actual fish on this market 🙈
You can get cheap price for salmon
Everyone likes the sushi but I like the tamagoyaki vendors. You can buy a big slab or a single skewer.
A place u have to come in early morning and long queue for your breakfast!
Woke up at 3am to cab it to the market by 3:30am. The entrance by the bridge. Plenty of staff will direct you to the info center. We walked in with about 90 people already with vests. They let 120 in.
Not to be missed! Got here at 03:15 for the tuna auction, got a place on the 1st group. By 03:45 there were no more free spots left, and this was a Saturday morning with heavy rain.
Humongous place, all sorts of fish, never seen tunas this big, don't miss the tuna auction
donburi row, just follow the crowd
It's enormous! Whatever creature lives in the ocean I bet you can find it here. If you're a very early bird you can witness tuna auction!
Love ti be inside fish market, new experience on fish bidding
Come before 9am
You should go there before 7:00 a.m. After it's not authentic.
Love the ambience. They gives free tester a lot.
Duck into sushi places where you're the only non local - don't sweat the hyped tourism vibe
Find the scallop guy - cooked right in the shell with a sprinkle of soy
Start wandering around at 5am - take a nap - and head back closer to 9am to start eating.
Unless you are a sushi guru, you're probably better off going to one of the sushi bars without the 2 hour queue.
The wait at Daiwa sushi was only around 40 mins (little compared to next door). Our chef was very personable and adorable, and the chef's special was absolutely delicious!
The freshest fish & sushi/sashimi anywhere. So delicious. Get there early and stroll through the outside market. The wholesale / inside market is open to tourists after 9am.
Amazing experience but in weekends gets so crowded that u can't even move! Prefer weekdays for a tranquil visit. Go very very hungry, here sushi prices may be the cheapest in Tokyo!
I don't know how ppl can eat sushi at 9am but there's queues outside several outlets. Can buy green tea, pottery and other food items here too.
One of the must go in Tokyo, regardless if you cannot make to see the tuna auction at 5 am
The main attraction is the sushi restaurants, there are two alleys. Make sure to get there early or you will wait on some seriously long lines for the famous places. Walk to Ginza after.
This is one of the largest fish markets in the world, famous for its tuna auction. Morning visitors will see the market in its prime, vibrant with buyers.
You can see it from the water taxis
If it lives in the Sea, you can buy it here!
Tried some random shop with not much people and was disappointed. You should wait for the shops which have lines to get great qualify.
Come here early to see fresh and live seafood.. Sometimes the have a Tuna Auction.. Very interesting.
fish auction allocation was finished by 4am
Be there at 9am to see the action! (Tourists are not allowed earlier than that) Try not to slip on the floor and keep an eye on the electric cars! :)
Squeeze in to one of the micro restaurants for great food and new friends!
Great tourist spot. The fish here is obviously amazing. Look out for stands where they shuck oysters the size of your hand for you!
If you want to check out the tuna auction, you need to be at the market well before 4AM otherwise the slots fill up. You can explore the outer market early but can't get into the fish market til 9AM.
You can not come to Japan and not visit the local fish market! The fish auction starts before sun rise. Some shops cuts the tuna in front of the shops before noon. It's good to walk around before noon
Current location closing in Nov 2016. Better come visit before it moves.
Unagi is at its best