Welcome to Tsukiji Fish Market, the largest wholesale fish market in the world. Here, you will find excitement and adventure in the midst of a major, wholesale fish market, with all the many different kinds of seafood imaginable. More than 2,000 pounds of marine life is handled in this market daily. The inner market is a world of discovery, fueled by scooters, frantic wholesalers, sellers of flowers and produce, and buyers bidding on the fish as they arrive. Over the years, the ageing market has become the hottest spot in Tokyo for tourists. Because of this intense demand, added to the immense daily business that happens at the Tsukiji Fish Market, the inner wholesale market will be relocating toward the end of 2018. The outer retail market will remain for a while at the same location before they also make the move.
Tsukiji Fish Market’s new location will offer tourists many new opportunities to discover the inner workings of the market. Currently the demand has been so high, that visitors had to rise early and wait in line for a number to get a ticket. This system will go away, as there will be visitor areas that can accommodate the growing number of people wishing to discover the world of a wholesale fish market.