The closure of the Tsukiji Market at the end of 2018 and its and relocation to the new Toyosu market has made some changes to the bustling fish market in Tokyo. The newly opened Toyosu market holds the same vendors who previously were located in Tsukiji Market and continues to remain as the largest fish market in the world continually attracting tourists. In fact, the new Toyosu market is even larger in size.
The range of fresh seafood offered in the market is extensive and truly covers all of it, offering some of the highest quality catches not only in Japan but worldwide. One unique attribute about the market is that once visitors finish exploring it is then possible to dine and enjoy the fresh fish in sushi joints and local eateries around the new market. The shops and eateries remain the same, serving the same authentic dishes and trusted seafood recipes that can be enjoyed directly from the fish in the market.
Location of The new Toyosu Market
The new Toyosu market is situated just 2 km east from its original building structure of Tsukiji and has some upgraded features. The new building layout is found between three separate yet interconnected buildings, two of which are for seafood sales and the other is designated to fresh produce. Compared to its previous location, the new market has a rain cover which makes the market weatherproof and ideal regardless of the outside conditions.
One of the highlights of Tsukiji Market was the Tuna Auctions where restaurant owners gather to bid for the finest Bluefin tuna. While the auction still takes place in Toyosu market, the experience has changed just slightly. Now visitors are not permitted directly onto the bidding floor, rather than lining up at the crack of dawn for one of the coveted auction tickets, visitors at the new Toyosu market can watch the auction from an observation deck.hours of the new Toyosu Market are 5:00 am – 5:00 pm. in order to observe the unique tuna auction experience.
How to Get to Toyosu Market
To get to Toyosu Market from Tokyo station take the JR Yamanote Line to Yurakucho (just one station from Tokyo Station). Once at Yurakucho, take the Yurakucho Subway line directly to Toyosu, once at Toyosu, take the Yurikamome to Shijo-mae Station which is in the center of the Market.
Entrance Times & Fees at Toyosu Market
Tuna Auction: Visitors must arrive before 6:30 am
Hours of the new Toyosu Market are 5:00 am – 5:00 pm.
Entrance to the market is free.
Market Closed: Sundays, national holidays and sometimes on Wednesdays