Toyosu Market: Restaurant Recommendations, Tuna Auction, Map Guide, and Opening Hours


豊洲市場(Toyosu Market)とは?

Toyosu market (Toyosu Fish Market)
Toyosu market (Toyosu Fish Market)

Toyosu Market is Tokyo’s kitchen where tuna and other marine products and vegetables are gathered. Various foods are sold and purchased here, and food and beverages are delivered to supermarkets and restaurants. Although it is basically a place for vendors, there are also restaurants, shopping spots, and programs for general tourists to enjoy, making it a popular tourist attraction in Tokyo.

One of the main features of Toyosu Market is that it opens early in the morning. You can enter to the market from 5:00 am, and some restaurants are also open from 5:00 am. It is a great morning activity spot for those who want to spend a full day of activities from morning to night.

What you can do at Toyosu Market

  • Tuna auction viewing (advance reservation required and lottery system if you wish to view tuna auction observation deck)
  • Observe the wholesale trade
  • Eat at a restaurant that serves the dishes with using fresh ingredients.
  • A store offering exclusive food items that are available only here and open to the general public
  • Enjoy the view of Tokyo’s bay from the rooftop
  • Enjoy the commercial facilities in the area

Toyosu Market Building

Toyosu Market is huge, with four buildings across the street. It’s recommended to decide on the specific building you’d like to visit before you start exploring.

  • Management Facilities Building: the offices of the Tokyo or business persons
  • Fruit and Vegetable Market Building: a wholesale area for the trade of domestic and international fruits and vegetables
  • Fisheries Intermediate Wholesale Market Building: used by local fishmongers and sushi restaurants for purchasing marine products
  • Fisheries Wholesale Market Building: domestic and international marine products can be traded and tuna auctions can be observed

Things to Do

A wide variety of long-established restaurants including sushi, Chinese, Italian, etc.

Uogashi Yokocho (Pro-grade products shop)
Uogashi Yokocho (Pro-grade products shop)

Within Toyosu Market, there is a wide lineup of restaurants including sushi restaurants, Japanese and Western food, Chinese food, eel, tonkatsu (pork cutlet), and coffee shops. It is a great place to enjoy seafood as well as Japanese gourmet food.

Opening hours vary depending on the stores, so it is important to make sure which stores you want to visit beforehand. Some stores open early in the morning and close in the afternoon according to the market hours, while others open late and stay open until late in the evening. In general, however, most stores close at 1pm or 2pm, and some require lining up from early in the morning to get in. If you are looking for food, we recommend that you go in the morning.

The restaurants are distributed in three buildings: the Fisheries Intermediate Wholesale Market Building, the Management Facilitys Building, and the Fruit and Vegetable Market Building. The following are the features of each building and recommended restaurants:

Block 6, Fisheries Intermediate Wholesale Market Building, 3rd Floor

Sushi Dai in 3F Restaurant Area
Sushi Dai in 3F Restaurant Area

The “Block 6, Fisheries Intermediate Wholesale Market Building, 3rd Floor” is the largest restaurant district in the Toyosu Market. There are 39 restaurants in total, 22 of which are located here, and many of the hottest restaurants in Tsukiji are gathered here.

Sushi Dai, in particular, is one of Japan’s leading sushi restaurants that attracts attention from around the world. However, you must get up early to eat at this restaurant. The restaurant opens early in the morning at 6:00 am, but numbered tickets are distributed from 5:00 am, and the slots fill up quickly. Nevertheless, it remains a popular spot with a long queue of eager customers.

Block 7, Management Facilities Building, 3rd Floor

The “Block 7, Management Facilities Building, 3rd Floor” is the second largest restaurant district after Block 6, with 13 restaurants, including 6 sushi restaurants and a variety of other genres such as Chinese and coffee shops.

Yajima is a long-established and famous Chinese restaurant in Toyosu Market! The restaurant’s extensive menu can be seen from the handwritten menus lined up in a row. The specialty is jumbo shumai, which makes a big impact. Oyster ramen, available only from October to March, is also popular.

Block 5, Fruit and Vegetable Market Building, 1st floor

Block 5 Fruit and Vegetable Market Building 1st floor is the smallest restaurant district with only 3 stores, and while the Block 6 and 7 are located indoors, the Block 5 is outdoors, making it a great spot for a quick access from the station.

Among them, “Daiwa Sushi” is a restaurant that you should not miss to check out. Along with “Sushi Dai” that mentioned earlier, this popular sushi restaurant offers the freshest ingredients and high quality sushi. When you take a seat at the counter, the sushi chef will skillfully and rhythmically serve each piece of sushi.

Shopping at Uogashi Yokocho

Uogashi Yokocho
Uogashi Yokocho

Toyosu Market has not only restaurants but also stores selling goods, with more than 70 stores on the fourth floor of the Fisheries Intermediate Wholesale Market Building, mainly selling food and sundries. Many of them are specialized stores for the market related users. You may see market workers shopping on bicycles, motorcycles, or turret truck in the aisles of the alley, so you can feel the atmosphere of the market firsthand.

Ito Uroko
Ito Uroko

The main items include shavings of dried bonito, pickles, dried foods, cooking utensils, knives, rubber boots, clothing, and pottery. Additionally, there are specialty goods related to the Toyosu Market, offering unique products not found in shopping malls.

Exhibition area where you can learn more about Toyosu Market

PR Center (Management Facilities Building)

There are many ways to keep visitors entertained inside the market. At the exhibition areas in each building, visitors can learn more about the Toyosu Market. We recommend reading such panels, experiencing, and enjoying what you see.

To get to know whole picture of Toyosu Market, visit the “PR Center” in the Management Facilities Building first. The brochures are available, and the exhibition panels explain the features of Toyosu Market and the highlights of each building, giving you a basic knowledge of Toyosu Market and its history.

Fisheries Wholesale Market Building Gallery

Pacific bluefin tuna Model
Pacific bluefin tuna Model

The Fisheries Wholesale Market Building gallery, accessible through a connecting walkway from the Management Facilities Building, features a prominent life-size model of a bluefin tuna, one of the largest tuna ever traded.

This is one of the most popular photo spots in Toyosu Market, as visitors are free to take pictures here. Around the giant model of bluefin tuna, panels on the marine products of the Toyosu Market area and the types of tuna traded at Toyosu Market are on display.

Tuna Auction observation deck (Fisheries Wholesale Market Building)

The highlight of the Toyosu Market is the Tuna Auction. The Tuna Auction is held early in the morning from 5:30am to 6:30am. The Tuna Auction can be viewed from above in a passageway. Live sound from the auction room is also played in the aisle to give visitors a realistic experience.

Observation Deck
Observation Deck

For a more realistic experience, we recommend making a reservation for observation deck. The glass on the deck has a gap at the top, allowing visitors to experience the smell of fish and hear the auctioneer’s voice.

Tuna Auction Observation Deck: pre-application required and slots are allocated through a lottery system (not on a first-come, first-served basis) .For more information

Fisheries Intermediate Wholesale Market Building

The Fisheries Intermediate Wholesale Market Building is home to Uogashi Yokocho, a series of stores selling a variety of goods. Panels introducing seasonal fish and a turret truck are on display.

Fruit and Vegetable Market Building Gallery

Fruits and Vegetables Building Gallery
Fruits and Vegetables Building Gallery

In the gallery of the Fruit and Vegetable Market Building, visitors can look down through the windows to see the vegetable and fruit wholesale market. The colors of the walls next to the windows are divided into the seasonal vegetables and fruits from January to December, such as Shungiku (green) in January, Rape Blossoms (yellow) in February, and Peas (light green) in March. The museum-like atmosphere allows visitors to sit on benches and take a break.

The ‘Visitor Deck’ is located at the far end of the gallery and overlooks the wholesale area where fruit and vegetable auctions, featuring seasonal ingredients, start at 6:30 am. The tuna auction finishes by 6:30 am, so you may move here after the tuna auction.

Green Roof Plaza

Green Roof Plaza
Green Roof Plaza

The rooftop of the Fisheries Intermediate Wholesale Market Building is a large green space that is ideal for taking a break after a long day of touring or shopping. It is a very breezy space, and right in front of you are the buildings of the bay area, including those in the direction of Kachidoki, Harumi, Roppongi, and Shiba Daimon.

Tokyo Tower at night
Tokyo Tower at night

It is also a great spot for watching the sunset, especially after dark, when the Tokyo Tower and Rainbow Bridge look very romantic. The beautiful night view from the rooftop is even more fantastic.

Toyosu Gururi Park

Toyosu Gururi Park
Toyosu Gururi Park

Toyosu Gururi Park, which surrounds Toyosu Market, is a great spot for jogging and strolling. The view of the other side of the river is excellent, so if you have time, it is recommended to go for a stroll.

Toyosu Senkyaku Banrai

Toyosu Senkyaku Banrai is a large-scale facility opened next to Toyosu Market in February 2024. The facility includes a hot spring and a market. The hot spring is open 24 hours a day, which will be a great facility for those who want to visit Toyosu Market early in the morning. A footbath with a spectacular view on the rooftop and a restaurant where visitors can enjoy Tokyo’s gourmet food are also available, attracting a lot of attention.

Facility Information

Toyosu Market

[Business hours] Weekdays 5:00am – 5:00pm *Varies by store
[Closed] Sun・Holidays/ Wednesdays depends on the calendar
Please check the business calendar for details.
Tuna auction viewing requires advance application, and slots will be allocated by a lottery system (*not on a first-come, first-served basis).For more information

[Address] 6-3-1 Toyosu, Koto-ku, Tokyo
[TEL] 03-5320-5720

Access Information

By train:

  • Yurikamome “Shijo-mae” and 3 mins walk

By bus

  • Toei bus “Shin-toyosu” and 4 mins walk
  • Toei bus “Shijyo-mae” and 2 mins walk

For more information

Frequently Asked Q&A

When is the Toyosu Market facility open for viewing?

Facility opens from 5am to 5pm.

Do I need to make an appointment to visit for viewing?

Not required. Please note, however, that prior application is required for viewing the tuna auction on the special deck.

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