The World-Famous Tsukiji Fish Market Closed its Doors

Opened in 1935, the largest fish market in the world, famous for its tuna auctions, has moved from Tsukiji to Toyosu.


WordsSolenn Cordroc'h

Opened in 1935, the largest fish market in the world has moved, to the great displeasure of the many tourists who enjoyed attending its famous tuna auctions that took place at 5:30 a.m.

Noisy exchanges between traders, wandering through the stalls, taking a short break at the different counters to enjoy sushi and sashimi or sea urchins… A visit to Tsukiji immersed individuals in Japanese market culture.


A warmer welcome for tourists

However, the curtain came down on one of the symbols of Tokyo on 29 September 2018 due to its run-down installations that were vulnerable to earthquakes. It reopened in the heart of a large hangar building in Toyosu in October 2019.

The new incarnation of the market offers tourists a warmer welcome, as they can now breathe in the very particular atmosphere of the fish market, but from a walkway and behind a glass window.


More information about visiting the Toyosu fish market can be found on the Tokyo Metropolitan Government website.