Tsukiji, the world’s largest fish market after more than 80 years in operation is moved to Toyosu, a man-made island in Tokyo close to Odaiba. The new Toyosu Fish Market is about 2 Kilometers east of Tsukiji’s current location.
Tsukiji fish market, famous for its pre-dawn daily auctions of tuna opened in 1935. In spite of starting at 5:30 a.m. the tuna auctions were considered a must-see for travelers visiting Tokyo, with daily tourist numbers limited to 120 people.
Interestingly the early hour did not seem to discourage the visitors, and some enthusiasts started lining up as early as 2 a.m.
In Toyosu, there are designated viewing decks where tourists would be able to watch the tuna auction through a glass wall. Now, visitors should apply in advance either over the phone or online, and still the limit is 120 applicants a day.
The brand-new Toyosu market consists of three stylish, interconnected main buildings: one for fruits and vegetables, and two for seafood from which one is for auction and the other for wholesale. The new modern buildings provide more space for smoother market operations, ensuring sterility and good hygiene.
In Toyosu only marked areas are accessible to visitors. The time when tourists could touch the price tags of tuna is over.
Unlike Tsukiji fish market where there were constant friction between tourists and workers, in Toyosu, the public cannot attend the auction among buyers. Now visitors can watch the market on a second floor viewing deck without making disturbances.
There are about 40 food stalls in the wholesale fish buildings, most of which are located above the market, and accessible to visitors. The new complex also includes a large rooftop terrace with lawns.
The buildings are connected directly to the Shijo-mae Station via a 400 meter long walkway. The new Toyosu Market surrounds the Station on the Yurikamome which is an elevated train, fully automated transit system, controlled entirely by computers with no drivers on board.
At 407,000 square meters, Toyosu Market is almost twice the size of the old Tsukiji fish market, allowing the market to retain its status as the largest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world. Most restaurants located in Tsukiji's inner market have moved to the Toyosu Market and continue to provide visitors with fresh seafood meals.
Tsukiji's popular outer market with its many restaurants and numerous retail shops selling everything from fresh seafood to cooking equipment will remain in business in Tsukiji and people can still visit the market.
Additional facility for tourists is scheduled to be built adjacent to the market sometime in the future and include a shopping and entertainment complex called Senkyaku Banrai, restaurants, a hot spring bath as well as a hotel.
Admission to Toyosu Market is free of charge, and visitors can enter and explore the public areas freely. Though there isn’t much to do around the new fish market, you can easily combine a visit with a trip to nearby Odaiba. You can use the Water Bus Himiko to get to Asakusa as well.
Not far from Toyosu Station you will find Lalaport Toyosu, one of the largest shopping malls in central Tokyo, located by the waterfront. The mall has over 200 shops and restaurants, a cinema and a mini theme park aimed at children.
One popular destination at Lalaport is Kidzania, an indoor family edutainment center amusement park where children between the ages of 3 to 15 can try out play-acting as 70 different professionals like doctors, judges, cooks, pilots and mailmen. Adults are only allowed to enter if they are accompanying a child.
Toyosu Station Access
By Train: Toyosu Station is served by the Yurikamome and by the Yurakucho Subway Line.
Yurikamome also connects Shimbashi Station on the JR Yamanote Line with Odaiba and Toyosu. The ride between Shimbashi and Toyosu Station takes 30 minutes.
By Boat: Himiko Sightseeing Boats depart from Odaiba and Asakusa and stop at Toyosu. The ride from Odaiba to Toyosu takes 20 minutes and Asakusa to Toyosu takes 70 minutes. Toyosu to Asakusa takes 40 minutes.
Toyosu Muslim Friendly Accommodation
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Toyosu Market - Toyosu, Koto-ku, Tokyo