The world-famous Tsukiji Fish Market has seen many tired eyes belonging to visitors who had to get up at ungodly hours to see the tuna auction. With the fish market’s recent move to Toyosu, you can now get to experience the action a bit later. Although still quite early for some, this new slot is an ideal option for jetlagged tourists landing early in Tokyo.
On this tour, you will be accompanied by a highly-knowledgeable tuna auction guide who will take you into the heart of the action. The following itinerary details what you will get to see.
|05:40||Early meet up at Shijo-Mae Station on the Yurikamome Line.|
|05:40 – 06:20||Tuna auction – second-floor viewing area (or ground floor if you are lucky – read the front row tuna auction viewing details below|
|06:20 – 07:00||Fruits and vegetable market.|
|07:00 – 08:00||Shopping area.|
|08:00 – 08:50||Breakfast at a restaurant if desired, otherwise we will move immediately to Tsukiji Market.*|
|08:50 – 09:20||Tsukiji Market. You will need to pay the transportation fee from Toyosu Market to Tsukiji Outer Market (around 460 JPY per person).*|
|09:20 – 10:20||Fish Market and Tsukiji Outer Market. The tour will end after this (or an hour early if you skipped breakfast).|
* There is no need to cover the guide’s transport or breakfast fees.
Front Row Tuna Auction Viewing
The ultimate tuna experience is to be in the midst of the action on the ground floor to hear the sounds of the opening bell and frantic chatter between the sellers and buyers. This front-row opportunity however, is only awarded randomly to a select few who formally apply two months prior so if you fancy your chances, then get in touch with us well in advance and include the following details:
- Number of participants
- Full name of each participant
Don’t worry if you are not selected, as the second-floor viewing area still allows you to see an overview of the entire auction process as well as providing a unique perspective of all the fish laid out.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
- A full refund will be provided within 7 days (Japan Standard Time) prior to your booking.
- A 50% refund will be provided within 6-3 days (Japan Standard Time) prior to your booking.
- No refund will be provided if you fail to turn up on the day of the experience or if you cancel within 2 days (Japan Standard Time).