TSUKIJI

Tokyo

Tsukiji Market, the world’s largest seafood market, is in the heart of Tokyo. The market started in 1935 and is divided into two main parts. The ichiba jogai, outer market, is open to the general public and is filled with restaurants and stalls selling Japanese pantry staples, knives, tea, and a dizzying array of food. The ichiba jonai, inner market, is where the wholesale produce and seafood market is and opens to the general public after 9 a.m. The inner market is a must-see for anyone passionate about food and is worth a trip across the world. Most restaurants follow the market schedule so be sure to check with the Tsukiji Market Calendar before going.