Note: The inner market of Tsukiji has been relocated to Toyosu in October 2018, however shops and restaurants at the outer market of Tsukiji remain their business with the same conditions as before. The famous tuna auction can be seen now at Toyosu Market. (Map: http://bit.ly/2J3JURX)
▽How to Get to Toyosu Market from Tsukiji Fish Market▽
Where do you think is the best place to eat Sushi and fresh seafood in Tokyo?
That is Tsukiji Fish Market (築地市場) without a doubt.
Eating Sushi at Tsukiji Fish Market is one of the most popular things to do in Tokyo and Tsukiji Fish Market itself is the most-visited tourist spot.
However, there is a critical problem for traveling Tsukiji Fish Market. Routes from near stations to the market are too complicated to reach there smoothly with a paper map.
Personally, tourists including foreign visitor and even Japanese people ask me how to get to Tsukiji Fish Market frequently.
So, I’d like to provide you with the perfect routes guide from 6 near stations to Tsukiji Fish Market.
Additionally, Tsukiji Fish Market has been scheduled to move to the other place Toyosu (豊洲) in 2018’s October. You may not be able to experience the Tsukiji’s unique atmosphere and the authentic tastes at the long-established restaurants in the market after moving.
You shouldn’t miss the chance to visit the Japan’s number one tourist site!!
6 Starting Stations and Time to Walk
1. Tsukiji Station (Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line): 5–6 mins walk
2. Tsukiji-shijo Station (Toei Oedo Line): 3 mins walk
3. Higashi-ginza Station (Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line/Toei Asakusa Line): 10 mins walk
4. Ginza Station (Tokyo Metro Ginza Line/Marunouchi Line/Hibiya Line): 12–13 mins walk
5. Shimbashi Station (JR): 15 mins walk
6. Shimbashi Station (Tokyo Metro Ginza Line): 15 mins walk
1. Tsukiji Station (Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line)
First of all, here is the easy route guide from Tsukiji Station (築地駅) which is one of the nearest stations to Tsukiji Fish Market. You can access the entrance of the market by just going straight from the station.
▼1–1. Find the exit “No.1” and get out of the station. Then, turn left.
▼1–3. You face the wide crossing and pass it forward
▼1–4. You arrive at the entrance of the Tsukiji OUTER market.
▼1–5. Keep going for 3–4 mins.
▼1–6. You see the entrance of Tsukiji Fish Market on your left finally.
Seemingly, the entrace doesn’t look like a tousist site, but you CAN enter the market from here.
Of course, you can enjoy eating and shopping at Tsukiji Outer Market (1–4 point). There are numbers of restaurants, stalls and shops which offer sushi and other delicious food.
2. Tsukiji-shijo Station (Toei Oedo Line)
Tsukiji-shijo Station(築地市場駅) is another nearest station to Tsukiji Fish Market. If you find the perfect exit of the station, the market is just around the corner.
▼2–1. Find the exit “A3”.
▼2–2. Go upstairs and look toward the left, and then you can see the destination as early as you get out of the station.
▼2–3. Go straight and pass the traffic light, and then just arrive at Tsukiji Fish Market.
>>To 1–6 above
You can also access to Tsukiji Outer Market if you don’t enter the gate and turn left.
3. Higashi-ginza Station (Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line/Toei Asakusa Line)
Higashi-ginza Station (東銀座駅) is also the accessible one to Tsukiji Fish Market.
▼3–1. Find the exit “No.3” which is easy to find since it’s also the exit for Kabukiza Theater.
▼3–2. Escalate to get out of the station and turn left.
▼3–3. Go down the street for 5–6 mins to get to the entrance of Tsukiji Outer Market. You see the red-while building on your right on the way.
▼3–4. You see TULLY’S COFFEE on your left, and then keep going until a wide crossing appears.
▼3–5. Cross the crossing forward and toward the right.
＞＞To 1–4 above
4. Ginza Station (Tokyo Metro Ginza Line/Marunouchi Line/Hibiya Line)
Ginza Station (銀座駅) is one of the most-used station for traveling Ginza and Tsukiji Fish Market. As long as you get to Higashi-ginza Station (and Kabukiza Theater), you can reach the market with the same guide from the station like above.
▼4–1. Find the exit “A7”.
▼4–2. Go upstairs and go at the bottom of the department store Mitsukoshi (三越).
▼4–3. Go left side towards the back as soon as going upstairs. (Head to the direction of Higashi-ginza.)
▼4–4. Heading for the red signboard in the picture below.
▼4–5. There is a crossing at the bottom of the red signboard, and then, pass it forward.
▼4–6. You see the PRONTO cafe after crossing, so pass the cafe to arrive at Kabukiza Theater.
＞＞To 3–3 above
5. Shimbashi Station (JR)
JR Shimbashi Station (JR新橋駅) is the further station to Tsukiji Fish Market, compared with the other stations above. However, JR Shimbashi Station is convenient for travelers since JR Yamanote Line stops there.
▼5–1. Get out from the “Ginza Exit”.
▼5–2. Cross the intersection in front of the station, and pass the clothing store KONAKA THE FLAG.
▼5–3. Go straight and you see Starbucks on your right.
▼5–4. You face the intersection, so pass it forward.
▼5–5. Keep going down the street while seeing high-rise buildings on your right.
▼5–6. Cross over the blue pedestrian bridge.
▼5–7. Turn left at the first fork of the bridge, and keep going.
▼5–8. Turn right and climb down stairs.
(You can find the popular discount store Don Quijote on your left from the middle of the bridge, and there are almost all necessities at the best prices.)
▼5–9. Take the left stairs to go down.
▼5–10. Go straight until the first traffic light appears. And pass it (while going down the pedestrian bridge), and then turn right just after crossing the road.
▼5–11. You can arrive at the entrance of Tsukiji Fish Market after going down the street for 7–8 minutes.
＞＞To 2–3 above
6. Shimbashi Station (Tokyo Metro Ginza Line)
The route from Tokyo Metro Shimbashi Station (東京メトロ新橋駅) is almost the same as the one from JR Shimbashi Station (No.5 above).
▼6–1. Find the exit “No.2”.
▼6–2. Climb upstairs and you see Starbucks on your right hand.
＞＞To 5–3 above
With those routes, you can reach Tsukiji Fish Market from near stations smoothly. If you eat the best sushi at the high-quality restaurants in the market, visit there as soon as possible. They open early in the morning (around 5–6 AM) and close early in the afternoon (around 1–2 PM). Numbers of visitors make lines for the popular sushi restaurants.
Some of the restaurants and stores inside and outside of the market are open until afternoon, but please note that inner Tsukiji Fish Market is close on Sundays, National Holidays and a part of Wednesdays.
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