Top Choice Market in Ginza & Tsukiji

Tsukiji Market

Fruit, vegetables, flowers and meat are also sold here, but it's seafood – around 2000 tonnes of it traded daily – that Tsukiji is most famous for. The frenetic inner market (jōnai-shijō) is slated to move to Toyosu…
Market in Ueno & Yanaka


Step into this alley paralleling the JR Yamanote line tracks, and ritzy, glitzy Tokyo feels like a distant memory. This open-air market got its start as a black market, post WWII, when American goods were sold here.…
Market in Ginza & Tsukiji

Tsukiji Outer Market

Here, rows of vendors hawk related goods, such as dried fish and seaweed, rubber boots and crockery. It's far more pedestrian friendly than the inner market, too. There’s also the market’s Shintō shrine, Namiyoke-ji…
Market in Ginza & Tsukiji

Seafood Intermediate Wholesalers' Area

This area of the Tsukiji market, which opens to the public from 9am, is where you can see all manner of sea creatures lain out in styrofoam crates. It’s a photographer’s paradise, but you need to exercise caution to…
Market in Ginza & Tsukiji

Melon Auction

Attending the melon auction in the Vegetable and Fruits Wholesale Market section of the inner market of Tsukiji Market is far less fuss than the tuna auction; just turn up and watch from around 9am.
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This covered market, with low ceilings and red paper chōchin (lanterns), originated as a black market after WWII. Some of the vendors – the fishmongers, for example – have been around for decades, but there are some…