Toyosu Market opened in 2018 as the successor to Tokyo’s incredibly famous Tsukiji Fish Market. While everyone knew the massive tuna auction of the old venue, what’s there to see and discover at Toyosu?
When is the best time to go? Still very new, many people don’t really know how to start their Tokyo fish market adventure, but not to worry! We’re here to take a thorough look at Toyosu Market and cover all there is to know for your very first visit!

What is the Toyosu Market? Which Areas are Open to the Public?

The Toyosu Market can easily be called the kitchen of Tokyo. Wholesalers, vendors, restaurant owners—this market is a colorful amalgamation of Tokyo’s gourmet industry, a bustling space ruled by professional buyers and sellers. That is precisely why the market is generally not open to regular sightseers.

However, each distinctive area of Toyosu Market boasts its own sightseeing route, allowing curious visitors to take a peek behind the scenes.
And just like at Tsukiji Market, numerous restaurants and eateries have set up shop, serving their specialties to visitors and merchants alike. The fresh, delicious food variety unique to the market has always been its biggest charm and draws in the crowds.

When is the Best Time to Visit Toyosu Market? Opening Hours, Holidays, Peak Times

The sightseeing courses of Toyosu Market are open from 5:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., every day except Sundays, on public holidays, and market holidays. These market holidays can be checked via the annual calendar of the Metropolitan Central Wholesale Market, found on its official website.
The market basically happens early in the morning, when the famous lively scenes of the tuna auction and other trading can be seen. The various restaurants and shops also open as early as 5:00 a.m. to cater to the people working at Toyosu Market.
However, that also means that many of them close around 1:00 p.m. Another point to note is that the market and wholesale areas are bustling during the peak hours for professional buyers, so we recommend visiting those after 9:00 a.m.

How to get to Toyosu Market? Access from Ueno, Shinjuku, and Tokyo Station

The station closest to Toyosu Market is called Shijō-mae Station on the Yurikamome Line. Access is especially convenient from Tokyo Metro’s Toyosu Station or JR Shinbashi Station.
On top of that, the Toei Bus also takes you to the famous venue. Below are the main routes connecting Toyosu Market to the major stations.

*Via the Metropolitan Central Wholesale Market

From Ueno to Toyosu Market
・By train
Ueno Station to Shinbashi Station, via JR Yamanote Line or Ueno-Tokyo Line
Shinbashi Station to Shijō-mae Station, via Yurikamome Line
・By train and bus
Ueno Station to Shinbashi Station, via JR Yaman…

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