Tsukiji Market

Top choice market in Ginza & Tsukiji

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Tightly packed rows of vendors hawk market and culinary-related goods here, such as dried fish, seaweed, kitchen knives, rubber boots and crockery. It's also a fantastic place to eat, with great street food and a huge concentration of small restaurants and cafes, most specialising in seafood.

The area can get very crowded – avoid the narrow lanes if you're pushing a stroller or pulling luggage. Come early as most shops close by 2pm. Some shops are closed on Sundays and Wednesdays.