The Tokyo Metropolitan Government opened Toyosu Market in 2018 as a replacement for Tsukiji Market. On this tour, you'll explore both markets and see what delicious delights they have to offer. A nationally-licensed tour guide will show you the Tuna Auction Observation Gallery on the 3rd floor of Toyosu Market.
From there, you'll see various registered buyers, wearing caps with their company's name and certified number card. They inspect which tuna is worth buying by carefully examining a cross-section near the tail, checking the oil content, color, texture, and taste. The tuna auction usually begins at about 5:30 am and ends at about 6:30 am.
Thereafter, you'll also visit Tsukiji Outer Market. The market is home to more than 400 stores lined on both sides of the streets, with sushi and ramen restaurants, seafood stores, kitchen knife stores, fruit and vegetable stores, chinaware stores, green tea stores, Japanese confectionery stores, and many others. There are also many kinds of umami (savory taste) ingredients such as kombu kelp and flakes of dried bonito for sale here. You can enjoy the market's old charm and soak in its rich history.
There is also one special spot to visit: Namiyoke Shrine. It houses a guardian deity for the people working at Tsukiji Outer Market. In the precinct of the shrine, you can see a huge lion’s mask displayed.
Meeting time: 5.40 am
Tour ends: 9.40 am
Toyosu Tuna Auction and Tsukiji Outer Market Tour
Adult: 13 years old and above
Child: 5 to 12 years old
Upon purchase of the ticket, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.
Meet at Shijo-Mae Station on the Yurikamome Line