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Toyosu Market (LFs, Toyosu Shijō) opened in October 2018 on the man-made island of Toyosu in the Bay of Tokyo. It took over the wholesale business from the aging Tsukiji Market and provides tourists with an opportunity to observe the market action and to dine at restaurants across its large, modern premises.

The huge wholesale market consists of three main buildings: two buildings for seafood and one for fruits and vegetables. All buildings are connected with each other and Shijo-mae Station via walkways, and tourists can enter them along dedicated routes and view the action from observation windows that look onto the auction and wholesale halls for tuna, other seafood and produce.

Fish Wholesale Market Building

This is the building where the tuna auctions take place between around 5:30 and 6:30 in the mornings. It consists of two main halls: the hall for tuna auctions and the hall where seafood other than tuna is auctioned. For tourists, the building complex houses a small restaurant area and many windows and an observation deck to view the auctions:

Tuna Auction Observation Windows

Tuna Auction Observation Deck

Seafood Auction Observation Windows

Fish Intermediate Wholesale Market Building

This is the building where the many wholesale businesses have their shops and sell seafood to licensed buyers. The wholesale market is off-limit to regular visitors, however the building offers tourists several attractions on its upper floors:

Restaurant Area

Wholesale Market Observation Windows

Uogashi Yokocho Market

Rooftop Garden

Fruit and Vegetable Market Building

This building combines the auction hall and the wholesale market for fresh fruits and vegetables. Visitors are able to observe the action from windows on the upper floor. A small cluster of restaurants is, furthermore, located, near the entrance of the building:

Wholesale Market Observation Windows

Auction Observation Windows

A facility for additional shopping and dining, as well as for a public bath and hotel is scheduled to be added to the complex by spring 2023. Until then, it is not possible for the general public to purchase fresh seafood at Toyosu Market (other than by dining at a restaurant). Those interested in purchasing fresh seafood should head to the Tsukiji Outer Market where several wholesale businesses continue to maintain a second shop.

Getting there and around

Toyosu Market surrounds Shijo-mae Station on the Yurikamome. The Yurikamome is an automated, elevated train with rubber tires which connects Shimbashi Station on the JR Yamanote Line via Odaiba with Toyosu Station. The waterfront area of Tokyo is also one of the city's few areas where access by bus can be worth considering.

Note that two hotels, the Hotel JAL City Tokyo Toyosu and the La Vista Tokyo Bay, are located just a few steps from the market, allowing for convenient early-morning visits.

By train from Tokyo Station

Take the JR Yamanote Line one station from Tokyo Station to Yurakucho (1 minute, 140 yen). From Yurakucho, take the Yurakucho Subway Line to Toyosu (8 minutes, 170 yen). Finally, take the Yurikamome to Shijo-mae Station in the center of Toyosu Market (4 minutes, 190 yen). The first connection in the morning arrives at the market around 5:20.

By bus from Shimbashi Station

Toei bus line s01 connects Shimbashi Station along the Yamanote Line with the Toyosu Market (15-20 minutes, 210 yen one way). Buses operate every 10-15 minutes from 5am to 9am and less frequently afterwards. They do not run on Sundays and national holidays.

By bus from Tokyo Station

Toei bus line s05-2 runs every 10-20 minutes from the Marunouchi side of Tokyo Station to Tokyo Big Sight, stopping along the way at Shin-Toyosu Station near Toyosu Market (25 minutes, 210 yen one way); however, buses do not operate before 7am.

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