Toyosu market opened on October 11,2018 on man-mad island in Tokyo bay. You can see auctions of seafood including tuna. Tsukiji outer market is a district adjacent to the site of the former Tsukiji wholesale market. It consists of a few blocks of wholesale and retail shops, as well as restaurants crowded along narrow lanes. Here you can find fresh and processed seafood and produce.
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The Toyosu Market consists of fish wholesale market, fish intermediate wholesale market and vegetable & fruits market. You can see vivid and vibrant auctions from observation decks.
Tsukiji Outer Market is a district of wide variety of retail shops for fresh and processed seafood and many restaurants. You can enjoy not only shopping seafood, processed food but also eating cooked seafood and sushi.
Hama rikyu Garden was the family garden of Tokugawa Shogun which functioned as an outer fort for Edo castle. Now, the garden was designated as a Special Place of Scenic Beauty and Historic Site of the country. There are several tea houses where travelers can enjoy tea while enjoying surrounding scenery.
At Hama Rikyu Gardens
Japanese people's life longevity is longest in the world. One of the major reasons behind this comes from their eating habit. Japan is an island country surrounded by seas and rich in marine product such as fish, seashells, crabs and kelp. Especially, fish is not only an indispensable cooking ingredients but also a food for Japanese people to extend their life longevity.
Through visiting the Toyosu market and the Tukiji market, you can see how fish are being auctioned in Fish Wholesale market and sold to retailers in intermediate wholesale market of Toyosu, and then you can see how fish are being sold to each consumer at Tsukiji outer market. You can learn how fish are distributed from wholesale level to each consumer level.
Toyosu market : The world-largest Toyosu fish market opened its door on October 11, 2018. Toyosu market replaces Tokyo's famous Tsukiji fish market, a popular tourists destination that closed October 6th 2018 after 83 years of operation. Tsukiji outer market is a shopping and eating district that dates back to Taisho period (1912~1926). It is lined with more than 400 shops selling everything related to food from fresh ingredients to cooking utensils. The outer market isalso a private market- it will stay put in the inner market relocation.
Hama rikyu Gardens: This garden is located near from Tsukiji outer market, only 10 minutes walk. After walking around Toyosu and Tsukiji markets, you would need the place where you can rest your legs in peaceful surrounding. This is a peaceful and relaxing place where you can enjoy beautiful scenery of strolling-style landscape garden while enjoying a bowl of tea in the tea pavilion. This garden has a pond having a style to draw in seawater and change its appearance by ebb and flow of the tide. The pond is the only remaining seawater pond from the Edo era within Tokyo. Salt water fish such as striped mullet, young sea bass. goby and eel inhabit in the bond.
Gude fee, hotel pick up in Chuo-ward and Koto-ward
Transportation fee (you and guide), lunch. dinner, entrance fee, guide's accommodation charge (￥5,000 in case to see tuna auction starting 5:30AM)
*Transportation (train) about ￥500, Taxi ￥2,500 ~¥5,000 to see tuna auction (This depends on which hotel you stay.). No train available
to reach the market by 5:30AM.
*Entrance fee for Hama Rikyu ￥300
You are required to reach Toyosu market by 5:30 in the morning before the tuna auction begins. If you do not see tuna auction, you can start looking around the market from any time after 7:00AM. This market closes on Sundays, Wednesdays and National holidays.
The observatory deck on the first floor is the best place to see vivid and vibrant tuna auction but only 120 people are allowed to enter the observatory by winning the lottery. The lottery open from 2nd week of the month and close by around 3rd week of the month for the following month's auction observation. So it is highly recommended to let your guide know early enough which day and month you want to see the auction. So your guide will join the lottery on behalf of you. If lottery is unsuccessful, you need to see the auction through windows on the second floor. Close communication with your guide is required to make reservation for observing the auction from the observation deck on the first floor. Consulting with your guide before you make a booking is required.
This market closes on Sundays and Wednesdays (Some shops are open on Wednesdays)
This garden close from December 29 to January 1.
Nao is an excellent and fun guide. He has taken several of my customers of tours around Tokyo and everyone enjoyed it very much. I definitely recommend him!
Dear Zachary Thank you very much for your comment on my recent service. I will keep making efforts to better my skills as guide and make good memories for visitors from overseas countries. Nao Kurobe