The Allure of Tsukiji Fish Market

Drawing people from all over the world, Tsukiji Fish Market's hustle and bustle is a sight to behold. Get an inside look on a Four Seasons private tour.

Jul 23, 2010
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The Tsukiji Fish Market, which is often called "A Kitchen for 12 Million People in Tokyo," is the largest in the city.
The Tsukiji Fish Market, which is often called "A Kitchen for 12 Million People in Tokyo," is the largest in the city.
Photography Ming Jie
Four Seasons offers 4-, 6- or 8-hour tours with a knowledgeable guide who shares insights into the 400-year-old market.
Four Seasons offers 4-, 6- or 8-hour tours with a knowledgeable guide who shares insights into the 400-year-old market.
Photography Ming Jie
The largest wholesale market in Tokyo, Tsukiji Fish Market was established in 1935, but its history can be traced back 400 years.
The largest wholesale market in Tokyo, Tsukiji Fish Market was established in 1935, but its history can be traced back 400 years.
Photography Ming Jie
Add to the historical significance the 450 types of fish at wholesale prices, and it’s no wonder the market lures visitors from far and wide.
Add to the historical significance the 450 types of fish at wholesale prices, and it’s no wonder the market lures visitors from far and wide.
Photography Ming Jie
Traditional and vibrant, Tsukiji Fish Market offers an authentic Japanese experience that’s sure to impress and surprise.
Traditional and vibrant, Tsukiji Fish Market offers an authentic Japanese experience that’s sure to impress and surprise.
Photography iStock Images

Experience a different side of Tokyo on a private guided tour of Tsukiji Fish Market with Four Seasons Hotel Tokyo. The largest wholesale market in Tokyo, Tsukiji Fish Market was established in 1935, but its history can be traced back 400 years. Add its historical significance to 450 types of fish at wholesale prices, and it’s no wonder the market lures visitors from far and wide.

Public access to the inner workings of the market is limited, so be sure to take advantage of the Hotel’s private tour and get an up-close look at the goings-on as market workers shout and shuffle polystyrene boxes of fish while nimbly dodging electric scooter trucks whizzing by. Choose from 4-, 6- or 8-hour tours of the nearby market with a knowledgeable guide who shares insights and shows guests the tuna auction, the 2,000 tons of fish and other seafood at the market as well as the market’s flowers, fruits and vegetables.

One of 10 wholesale markets in Tokyo, Tsukiji Fish Market, sometimes called “A Kitchen for 12 Million People in Tokyo,” is by far the largest and most well known. Its 400-year-old history dates back to the time of the Tokugawa shogunate, when Tokugawa Ieyasu granted permission to a group of fishermen to set up a market by Nihombashi Bridge to supply his castle in Edo (now Tokyo) with seafood. Vegetable and fruit markets sprang up right away.

Traditional and vibrant, Tsukiji Fish Market offers an authentic Japanese experience that’s sure to impress and surprise. Call the concierge at 81 3/5222-7222 to book a private tour.


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