Tsukiji Fish MarketFree: Daily except Sundays from 5:25am – 6:15am

Tsukiji wholesale market in central Tokyo is best known for its fish markets and its tuna auction. The number of visitors allowed for the tuna auction is limited to 120 person per day. Split into two groups, the first group of 60 visitors is admitted from 5:25am to 5:50am, while the second group from 5:50am to 6:15am. The free admission is on first-come, first-serve basis. Tourists have to apply at the Fish Information Center at the Kachidoki Gate. Arrive early! Expect long line.

Address: 5-2 Tsukiji Chūō-ku, Tokyo
Opening hours: Outer market 5am – 2pm; Wholesale area open to visitors after 9am; tuna auction open to visitor from 5:25am – 6:15am. Closed Sundays and 2nd & 4th Wednesdays on most months
Direction: Toei Oedo Line to Tsukijishijo (exit A1); Hibiya Line to Tsukiji (exit 1 or 2)
Phone: 03 3541 2640
Website: www.tsukiji-market.or.jp