Exciting and vivid! Tsukiji Market-Vol. 2

By Kikki - Last updated: 土曜日, 7月 21, 2012 - Save & Share - 6 Comments

How to arrive at the Market Place






Upper: Tsukiji Station on the Tokyo Metro Line is convenient from Ginza

Lower: Tsukijishijo Station on the Toei Oedo Line is just next to the main gate


The nearest subway station is Tsukijishijo Station on the Toei Oedo Line; however Tsukiji Station on the Tokyo Metro Line is rather convenient when you come from Ginza area.

“Jonai-shijo” or “inner market”



Actually, the Tsukiji Market is consisted of two distinct sections. So-called “Jonai-shijo” or “inner market” is only the licensed wholesale market, where the auctions and most of the processing of the fish take place. In the inner market, approximately 900 of licensed wholesale dealers operate small stalls.


“Jogai-shijo” or “outer market”


On the other hand, so-called “Jogai-shijo” or “outer market” is just a general shopping street close to the Tsukiji Market, where is a mixture of wholesale and retail shops that sell kitchen tools, restaurant supplies, groceries, and seafood. There are also many attracting restaurants, especially sushi restaurants. Including some eating places, most of the shops in the outer market tend to close by the early in the afternoon, and in the inner market even earlier. So it is not recommendable to visit the market place in the afternoon.

Subway Routes

The nearest station is ‘Tsukiji-shijo’ (Toei Oedo Line). Other nearby stations are ‘Tsukiji’ (Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line), Higashi-ginza (Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line or Toei Asakusa Line), and Shintomi-cho(Toei Shinjuku Line). Tsukiji is a large market place so you can choose among them depended on your destination in the market.





‘Tsukiji-shijo’ (Toei Oedo Line)

‘Tsukiji’ (Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line)


Bus Route


Toei bus route 01, a loop-line bus, starts from JR Shinbashi Station which includes Tsukiji-chuo-shijo stop on the route. Although, it is a type of loop-line bus, arrived bus sometimes adjusts its schedule time in the market. From 8:00 to before 10:00, it is busiest period of time, so bus never arrives inside of the market but stop at the Asahi News Headquarter instead. The bus service finishes before 18:00. Bus service is suspended on Sundays, holidays, and market closed days.


The route between Tsukiji Central Market and National Cancer Center Hospital will stop running on days when the market is closed.









Only registered cars can come in the market. There are a few parking lots nearby the market, so it is recommendable to come by public transportation. Even any taxi can not come into the market.



Reference materials







For travelers from overseas

As a certified guide-interpreter in English and also a writer of the website “Cool Japan Guide”, I am very happy to introduce ‘Tsukiji Market’. If you have something to ask, like to make reservation, or need English speaking tour guide when visit toTokyo, please feel free to contact us. Thank you for your kind cooperation, I am looking forward to your contact.

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