Nemo, Jaws…some fish don’t need an introduction – and neither do some fish markets. Tsukiji (pronounced ‘skeejee’) is the big one. The one you’ve heard about; the one you need to go to at 3am if you want to see those ever-so-famous tuna being auctioned off to the highest bidder. And while you can do that, we think it’s better to get some shuteye on vacation and enjoy it at a more civilised hour.
Instead we’ll set you up with an expert to experience the market like a local. After an introductory tour of the outer market, this is your chance to make like a restaurateur and gain special access to the inner market. It’s here that you’ll feel the true buzz of this incredible 230,000sqm trading ground. Crucially, you’ll get to meet and interact directly with the fishmongers that have worked here their entire lives, as well as the myriad local characters that make Tsukiji tick. You’ll learn how the fish are killed, chat with tuna salesmen and sample the freshest seafood you’ll ever eat.
So if you’re looking for a truly behind-the-scenes understanding of this soon-to-close market, you’ve come to the right place.