::SPOT:: Around Tsukiji Market Part 2 – Namiyoke Inari Shrine &Tsukishima

In the last article of Tsukiji market (click here) I mentioned that where can you get the freshness seafood and delicious Japanese style omelet which is called Tamagoyaki.

Today, I’m going to show you more around Tsukiji market area, including the Namiyoke Inari Shrine &Tsukishima.

How excited it is!!! Let’s do it!!!

Just some reminder that if you are planning to go attend the tuna auction.


3:00 a.m. before daybreak, wholesalers lay out the goods in preparation for the start of the auction.
5:30 a.m. the tuna auction starts.
7:00 a.m. the goods sold at auction are immediately taken away by the middlemen
8:00 a.m. retailers load the goods which they have bought at auction or from middlemen into their trucks and carry them back to their own shops in town
8:00 and 10:00 a.m. so many people come and go around the market that it becomes awfully crowded.
11:00 a.m. middlemen begin to tidy up their shops. Closing time is drawing near.
1:00 p.m. at the peak of activity in the metropolis, the market has a short quiet time of rest while it is cleaned out.

  • For the full information please click here


Since Tsukiji Market is a site where serious business is conducted, it is important for visitors not to interfere with the action by adhering to the following additional rules:
Do not obstruct traffic!
Do not enter areas restricted to authorized personnel!
Do not bring large bags or suitcases into the market!
Do not enter the market in high-heeled shoes or sandals!
Do not bring small children or pets!
Do not smoke in the market!
Do not touch anything!

  • For the full information please click here.


On the way to Namiyoke Inari Shrine.

“It is an Inari shrine that was built on the water’s edge when this part of Tokyo (then Edo) was created from landfill after the Great Fire of Meireki in 1657. The name of the shrine literally means “protection from waves.” – Wikipedia

On the bridge between Tsukiji market and Tsukishima, it’s a great spot to see the sunset.

“Tsukishima (月島, lit. moon island) is a man-made island in Tokyo Bay, just across the channel fromTsukiji fish market. It was created over 100 years ago using earth that was dredged from the bay during the construction of a shipping channel.”

“Tsukishima is best known for monjayaki (もんじゃ焼き), a kind of runny pancake with different ingredients, such as seafood, meat and vegetables, mixed into the batter. A large concentration of monjayaki restaurants is found along Nishinaka Street, just a few steps from Tsukishima Station.”




Also, you can find some dried seafood near the area. Most of the stores are clean and price-reasonable.



Address : 5-2 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Web : www.tsukiji-market.or.jp (for calendar)

Subway : Hibiya line(gray) to Tsukiji, exit 1



Outer Market: varies by shop, typically 5:00 to 14:00
Wholesale Area: open to visitors after 9:00am
Tuna Auction: open to visitors from 5:25am to 6:15am (restricted to 120 visitors/day)


Sundays, national holidays and some Wednesdays. 
(Check the official website for calendar)
The tuna auction gets closed to tourists for a few weeks over New Year (usually from early December to mid-January; December 1, 2015 to January 17, 2016) to ensure a smooth and accident-free course of business during that busy time of the year.




  • 1. Sushi Dai
    Tsukiji Market Part 6 Bldg. 5-2-1 Tsukiji-shijo, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan;81-(0)3547-6797
  • 2. Daiwa-Zushi
    Tsukiji Market Part 6 Bldg. 5-2-1 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan; 81-(0)3547-6807
  • 3. Sushizanmai
    4-11-9 Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan; 81-(0)3-3541-1117



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