Toyosu Fish Market

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When you think of Tokyo’s most famous fish market, you may think of Tsukiji; but Tsukiji was old, crowded, and falling apart, so it moved a few blocks away onto a man-made island and is now called Toyosu Market. High rollers come here to buy tuna for thousands, if not millions, and fly them around the world to elite sushi restaurants. The new facilities offer plenty of opportunities to watch the action from several different observation areas.

Travelers can go to watch the fish auctions, but also to breakfast on the freshest sushi around (Tsukiji’s sushi joints have also made the move to Toyosu). Because the auctions take place early in the morning, the market’s restaurants also open at the crack of dawn. We recommend getting in line for the first seating, around 5 am (yes, sushi makes for an excellent breakfast!). While there are many sushi stalls to choose from, 24076 is our favorite because of its intimate atmosphere, friendly chefs, and unbeatable quality. If you’re not a fan of early-morning sushi, you can also experience a classic Japanese cafe (kissaten) at 77650, which has been a fixture at Tsukiji, and now Toyosu, since 1914.

Insider Tip

If you’re looking to eat a sushi breakfast at the market, get there early (4 am!), otherwise the lines will be out the door.

Address: 6-chōme-6-2 Toyosu, Koto City, Tokyo 135-0061, Japan
Phone: +81 3-3520-8205
Hours: Closed