Tsukiji Fish Market
Tsukiji Fish Market (5-2-1 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo) – foreigners with pre-dawn hours to spare tend to visit this unusual destination. Located close to the city center, this is the largest and most hectic fish market in the world, complete with live tuna auctions (which are held at 5:00 am)(tour groups of no more than 120 persons at a time can visit the market). Such early hours are essential for those wanting to visit, since the market winds down around 9:00 am. Aside from the tuna auction area, there is also an outer market (open typically from 5:00 am to 2:00 pm).
Open daily, except for Sundays and some Wednesdays. Also – the tuna auction area is closed from early December to early January (its busiest time of the year). Admission: free. Visitors are advised to check the Tsukiji website to confirm that it’s open on a given day: