How to enjoy Tsukiji Market now 

How to enjoy Tsukiji Market now

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Tsukiji fish market now

Tsukiji Market was famous as the largest fish market in Japan, or even the world. 

Tuna auctions and other events were even popular among foreign tourists.

But in 2018, it was relocated to the even larger Toyosu Market.

So, is there nothing left in Tsukiji Market?

No, there are still many stores and restaurants in the Tsukiji Outer Market.

In addition to the 400 stores that used to be in the Tsukiji Outer Market, also the Tsukiji UOGASHI(Fish Market) with 60 stores where you can buy seafood, was newly established after the relocation.

And the whole market area is still as busy as before.

On holidays and other occasions, the market is so crowded that it is difficult to walk around with families and friends who enjoy shopping and delicious seafood and sushi.

The Tsukiji Market is superior to the Toyosu Market in terms of sightseeing resources in the surrounding area.

Let’s walk around Tsukiji Market like below!

1:Tsukiji Honganji Temple

Get off at Tsukiji Metro Station and go up to the ground level, and you will find Tsukiji Honganji Temple.

At first glance, it looks like an Indian temple, but once inside, it remains in the traditional Jodo Shinshu school style.

The beautiful contrast between the glittering gold ornaments and black lacquer is always a sight to behold.

There is a café-restaurant on the grounds where visitors can enjoy vegetarian cuisine.

2: Namiyoke Shrine

Namiyoke Shrine is located at the southwest end of Tsukiji Market.

As the name suggests, the shrine prays for the safety of the sea and troubles.

This area was reclaimed during the Edo period (1603-1867), and the reclamation was often subjected to waves, making it extremely difficult to get around.

When a sacred body found in the sea , then it was enshrined here, the waves calmed down and the land reclamation was successfully completed.

Since then, the shrine has been respected as God to ward off bad luck.

On either side of the shrine there are enshrining giant lion heads, which are both frightening and humorous.

3: Hamarikyu Garden

After enjoying a delicious seafood meal at Tsukiji Outside Market, walk about 10-12 minutes to Hamarikyu Gardens.

This was the shogun’s garden during the Edo period (1603-1867).

It is beautifully decorated with seasonal flowers such as canola blossoms in February, plum blossoms in March, and cherry blossoms in April.

There is also a teahouse in the pond where you can enjoy Japanese tea and sweets while gazing at the scenery outside.

From here, it is a 15-minute walk to JR Shinbashi Station.

Why don’t you enjoy Tsukiji Honganji Temple, Tsukiji Outside Market, Namikaze Shrine, and Hama-rikyu Gardens?

It’s a nice one day tour enjoying Japanese food and culture!!

I’m Nobu, one heart enjoy together!!!

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