Toyosu Fish Market
The Toyosu Fish Market is , located in Toyosu in the southern part of central Tokyo, the largest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world. It handles over 2,000 tons of marine products per day. Toyosu Market consists of fish,vegetables and fruits market where most of the wholesale business and tuna auctions take place, and the othrre market whose retail shops and restaurants are open to the public.
Visitors can look through glass windows to view activities in th buyers’ course of th Fisheries Intermediate Wholesale Market.
The Tuna Auction ; Each tuna brought in is marked with red paint, the tail is removed, and a deep slice is cut just above the tail area so that prospective buyers can inspect the tuna before the bidding begins.
The auction begins at 5:30am Bidding can only be done by licensed participants. These bidders include wholesalers who operate stalls in the marketplace and other licensed buyers who are agents for restaurants, food processing companies, and large retailers. The auction usually ends around 6:30am.
Closed: Sundays and national holidays and some other days .
Other areas of the market
If you wish to skip the tuna auction which is held very early in the morning, you should consider visiting the market around 9:00am when you can see trading between wholesalers and retailers. In addition to the market, you can enjoy the other market which is located in the same building and caters to the public.
Closed : Sundays and national holidays
Please check a detailed information provided by the market such as Open date,Time, Access and specially reservation ahead for Tuna Observation Deck.
You can check the whole details by searching using key words such as Tokyo, Toyosu Market.
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