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What to do in Tsukiji

After years of discussion, the inner market of Tsukiji has now relocated to Toyosu; however, the outer market remains as vibrant as ever. If you’re looking to sample a sushi breakfast, sample one-of-a-kind sweets, pick up some new kitchenware or grab a snack to go, Tsukiji will forever be known as one of Tokyo’s culinary hubs. Here are some of the must not miss activities in Tsukiji.

What to do in Tsukiji

CONTENTS

  • Channel your inner sushi chef with a personalized knife

  • Push your stomach capacity to the limit then grab some tuna to go

  • Grab a map, but try to get lost

  • Enjoy the spectacle of it all

  • Go gift shopping and get cash back

  • Spend that tax return!

  • Channel your inner sushi chef with a personalized knife

    Channel your inner sushi chef with a personalized knife

    Channel your inner sushi chef with a personalized knife

    As well as being home to a vast selection of dining establishments, Tsukiji also caters to chefs of all levels and tastes. If you’re looking to up the ante in the kitchen, or need a few extra tools to add to the arsenal, be sure to visit Sugimoto Hamono and Tsukiji Masamoto, two of the city’s most respected knife makers. Positioned less than a one minute walk from one another, you can gather all the kitchen intel you need from both of these outlets. For something truly unique, order a tailor-made knife, so you too can make restaurant grade sushi at home. Once placed, orders can be shipped directly to your home.

    Channel your inner sushi chef with a personalized knife

    Channel your inner sushi chef with a personalized knife

    Sugimoto Knife
    Address
    Tokyo Chuo Tsukiji 4Chome10-2
    Phone
    0335416980
    Tsukiji shohon honsha
    Address
    Tokyo Chuou-ku Tsukiji 4-9-9
    Phone
    0335418000
  • Push your stomach capacity to the limit then grab some tuna to go

    Push your stomach capacity to the limit then grab some tuna to go

    Push your stomach capacity to the limit then grab some tuna to go

    In Japanese ‘kuidaore’ is the term for eating yourself broke. Eating until faced with bankruptcy may seem dramatic, but after spending a little time wandering through Tsukiji, you’ll agree that it seems like a possible scenario. Scattered around the outdoor market you’ll find an endless array of food stalls selling iconic Japanese snacks, like mochi, and onigiri, as well as a whole bunch of foods you didn’t even know existed. The best plan of attack is not to plan too much. Arrive with an open mind, an empty stomach, and a few extra bags to take some fresh tuna, candy and mystery snacks to go.

  • Grab a map, but try to get lost

    Grab a map, but try to get lost

    Grab a map, but try to get lost

    Tsukiji is undeniably a tourist magnet, although that may sound like a negative description, in reality, it’s one of the area’s most endearing features. The market is stocked with plenty of handy maps in many different languages. The best way to get in the rhythm of the area is to pick up a map, plan out what you want to see and start wandering. The market is a labyrinth of narrow alleyways home to eateries, shops, and hidden sights, so don’t be afraid to go a little off the grid, because you might just find something unexpected.

  • Enjoy the spectacle of it all

    Enjoy the spectacle of it all

    Enjoy the spectacle of it all

    The reason countless visitors make the pilgrimage to Tsukiji market every single day is in large part because the market is as much an entertainment district as it is a dining hotspot. Unique characters, hardworking vendors and expert chefs call Tsukiji home, and there’s no better way to learn about the city’s food scene than watching the locals in action. Don’t miss Tamago Yaki stall at Tsukiji Yamachou, a stand where all day long passionate, egg chefs spend endless hours sweating over a hot stove to craft the perfect Japanese omelet. What you catch here will give any cooking show you’ll see on Netflix a run for its money.

    Tsukiji Yamacho
    Address
    Tokyo Chuou-ku Tsukiji 4-16-2
    Phone
    0332486002
  • Go gift shopping and get cash back

    Go gift shopping and get cash back

    Go gift shopping and get cash back

    Professional grade kitchen goods, endless snacks and one of a kind souvenirs, Tsukiji market, and the surrounding area has all your eating, and shopping needs covered. If you’re traveling on a budget, one of the biggest perks of shopping as a tourist in Japan is that purchases that total 5,400 yen or more qualify for the 8% consumption tax refund. Around the market area, you’ll find a few info desks where you can inquire about where to head to claim the cash back. Just be sure to bring your passport along to prove you’re here on vacation.

    Official Website: Tax-Refund Service

    Plat Tsukiji
    Address
    Tokyo Chuou-ku Tsukiji 4-16-2 1,000 Furniture Building 1F
    Phone
  • Spend that tax return!

    Spend that tax return!

    Spend that tax return!

    There’s no better way to celebrate your tax-refund cash bonus than by buying more food; you are in Tsukiji after all. Head on over to Uogashishokudou food court to rest those weary legs, grab a drink and watch the regulars get all riled up over live soccer playing on the big screen. If you’ve somehow maxed out your sushi capacity, the food court’s favorite hangout Odayasu offers a huge cross-section of local culinary offerings including grilled chicken, deep fried oysters, and for those feeling extra ambitious, natto (fermented soybeans, a Japanese specialty)

    Tsukiji Fish Market, Odawara-bashi Building
    Address
    Tokyo Chuou-ku Tsukiji 6-26-1
    Phone
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