Highlights and access methods of Toyosu Market (Tokyo Prefecture)

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Toyosu Market, located in Koto Ward, Tokyo, is a wholesale market that opened in October 2018 after relocating from Tsukiji Market. Except for closed days, anyone can enter. There are many restaurants inside the market, and popular ones may have lines. Also, the very popular tuna auction starts early at 5:30 in the morning. If you wish to observe the auction, we recommend waking up early.

In this article, we will explain the attractions of Toyosu Market in Tokyo Prefecture and how to access it for those who are traveling to Japan from overseas.

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Highlights of Toyosu Market

Toyosu Market is a wholesale market located in Koto Ward, Tokyo. It is one of the 11 locations of the Tokyo Metropolitan Central Wholesale Market, dealing primarily in seafood and produce, but not in meat or flowers. Since October 2018, it has served as the relocation site from the Tsukiji Market, becoming a popular spot visited by many tourists just like Tsukiji Market.

One of the attractions of Toyosu Market is the delicious food that can be enjoyed there. Inside the market, 39 eateries, including those that have been popular since the Tsukiji Market era, offer a wide variety of cuisines such as sushi, seafood, Japanese food, Chinese food, and cafes. Toyosu Market is divided into three main buildings, each housing different eateries. If you plan to visit a specific eatery, it is convenient to check in advance which building it is located in.

Another charm of the Toyosu Market is the auction viewing. At Toyosu Market, you can watch the tuna and produce auctions. The tuna auction starts at 5:30 in the morning and ends in about an hour. The produce auction starts from 6:30 in the morning. In the tuna auction, there are areas where anyone can watch freely, as well as areas where only those who have applied in advance and won the lottery are allowed to enter. Understanding the hand signs used in the auction might enhance your enjoyment.

Please note that Toyosu Market cannot be entered on closed days, including Sundays, public holidays, and one day a week (mostly Wednesdays, but other days are also possible). If you plan to dine or observe, please check the closed days in advance. You can check the closed days from the official website.

Yearly Calendar of Market Opening Days and Holidays

Address and access method of Toyosu Market

The address of Toyosu Market is "6-6-1 Toyosu, Koto-ku, Tokyo". The nearest station is Shijo-mae Station on the Tokyo Rinkai New Transit Rinkai Line (Yurikamome). It's right in front of the station.

Attractions near Toyosu Market

Several notable attractions are located near Toyosu Market:

An artificial island in Tokyo Bay, Odaiba is a high-tech entertainment hub filled with shopping, dining, and leisure outlets. The area features futuristic architecture, a vast seaside park, and panoramic views of the city's skyline. Don't miss the life-size Gundam statue and the interactive teamLab Borderless digital art museum.

Tsukiji Outer Market
Although the wholesale market has moved to Toyosu, the outer part of the Tsukiji Market is still very much alive. Here, you can find a myriad of small sushi joints, retail shops, and grocery stands that sell an array of fresh seafood, dried foods, and kitchen tools. This area represents the old-school charm of Tokyo's food scene.

TeamLab Planets
This immersive digital art exhibition is another offering from the teamLab group. Located in Toyosu, it offers multi-sensory experiences that blend technology and art in stunning, interactive installations. Walking barefoot through these installations, which include a digital koi pond and a crystal universe, provides a unique sensory experience.

Other information about Toyosu Market

Official site about Toyosu Market :


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