What is Tsukiji Fish Market?
Tsukiji Fish Market is one of the elevenTokyo Central Wholesale Market located in Tsukiji, Chuo-ward in Tokyo.
Tsukiji Fish Market consists of two separate markets.
One is the main market located inside the market.
The other is the shopping area located outside of the main market.
The inside market specializes wholesale for professionals and restaurant owners
within Tokyo area. Outside market acts as regular stores for public and the tourist.
Seafood sold via bidding lines up within the market initially.
The seafood is forwarded to outside market and other stores.
The inside market mainly acts as the central wholesale market
that collect and disperse the merchandise and setting their prices.
The price is set towards wholesale markets such as small stores, restaurants, and private dining.
The main trades done within the market is dealing in lots based more than kilograms (approx. 2lbs).
The pricing is set assuming that there won`t be any price downs done in places
such as Ameya-Yokocho in UenoThe early morning trade is solely for professionals, and public customers cannot enter the market.
Tsukiji MAP (The areas marked in red are the markets where we purchase your merchandise.)