Tips for Visiting Tsukiji Market

Japanese are “rules crazy” sometimes, but these tips for visiting Tsukiji Market make a lot of sense. Be careful out there!

Food Sake Tokyo

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These signs are posted at one of the entry points to the inner market (jōnai) of Tsukiji Market. Some great tips here for visiting the inner market.

Most importantly, stay out of the way of the workers. It is a working market, so be aware of workers trying to get around you.

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The inner market opens to the general public at 9:00 a.m.

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Avoid going into the market in large groups.

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So obvious yet there are still visitors pushing around their kiddies in strollers in the inner market.

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Love this. No flip-flop.

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Of course, don’t touch the product.

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Hey dude.

Some other tips for visiting Tsukiji Market include the following:

Wear comfortable shoes that can get wet.

Travel lightly. No large backpacks or rolling suitcases.

Photos are fine, but no flash as the fishmongers are working with knives and it’s dangerous.

Great shops selling knives, tea, and more…

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