Sunday, February 19, 2012

Tsukiji Fish Market Visitor Restrictions

Beware! If you intend to visit the fascinating Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, there are now rather brutal  restrictions for tourists!

The tuna auctions (photo below) from 5 am to 6 am are now only accessible to 120 "outsiders" in total (first come first serve basis) without the possibility of registering in advance.

Tsukiji tuna

As for the rest of the market, it's now only accessible to outsiders after 9 am, making it very impractical to see both the tuna auction and the market.

And about half of the market is now strictly off limits, all the time, to all visitors.

All the info is on the official site (in English), but it's pretty well hidden.

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