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Tsukiji Fish Market is dubbed for The Tokyo Central Wholesale Market. The market is split into two sections, the inner and outer rings. The outer section is a wholesale area consisting of hundreds of small stands in a large, crowded hall, where buyers and sellers hurry along narrow lanes with their carts and trucks. It is an exciting area for tourists to view and photograph the fish and the action. The famous tuna auctions don't occur in the outer market, but the outer market sells kitchen tools, restaurant supplies, fresh produce, seafood, and features a variety of sushi and other restaurants.
The sushi restaurants in Tsukiji are considered to have some of the freshest fish available, given the convenient location to fresh produce. In fact, many of these sushi restaurants open early morning when the fish market opens and starts seating customers as early as 5am for a delicious sushi breakfast. Although most of the sushi restaurants will not have a long wait time, there are two sushi restaurants at Tsukiji Fish Market that are known for their three-hour wait lines: Sushi Dai and Daiwa Sushi. Customers wishing to taste some of the world’s freshest sushi start lining up around 3am to be seated at 5am, and usually has an average three hour wait time. If you want a seat at Sushi Dai, be sure to get there in the morning because they’ll close the line as soon as all the spots have been filled! Most customers opt for the Omakase (
trust the chef) course, offered at around $40 as of August 2018, and leave satisfied, having had one of their favorite meals in Japan. Be sure to bring cash because many of the sushi restaurants at Tsukiji are cash-only.
If you are looking to try some of the freshest sushi in Japan, Tsukiji Fish Market is the place to go. Don't miss this opportunity by joining one of our Japan tours.