Tsukiji was the largest wholesale fish and
seafood market in the world.
The market opened on 11 February 1935 as a
replacement for an older market destroyed in the 1923 Great Kanto
earthquake, and closed on 6 October 2018 to move to the new Toyosu
The tuna auction was the unmissable
attraction of Tsukiji.
The auction started at 5.30 a.m. and this
means that you had to be in queue very very early (2.30 a.m. at least)
given that only 120 visitors could witness the tuna auction on any given