The Difference Between Tsukiji and Toyosu Fish Markets
The Tsukiji Fish Market has long been regarded as one of Tokyo’s most famous tourist destinations. Tourists would flock to the site before dawn for the opportunity to witness the high stakes tuna auction in action. However, in late 2018, the Tsukiji Fish Market shut down and was relaunched in the newly built location of Toyosu Market. With this significant change, plus the fact that Tsukiji’s outer market is still in action, it’s fair to say that there’s a little confusion about where to visit and what the current difference is between the pair. To set the record straight and to help give you a little guidance we’ve put together this FAQ run down on what happened, what’s on offer, where to go, and why.