The Tuna Auction of Tsukiji Fish Market

Japan, Tokyo

Woke up at 2:30 a.m. in the morning and be in line for over two and a half hours…
The tuna auction was in front of me at one of the world’s largest fish markets.


Bidders (intermediate wholesalers) check the quality of the tunas before the auction starts using some tools such as metal hooks or flashlights.



And it begins… with the unfamiliar calls of numbers by the auctioneers.


And after the auction ends…



Make sure you arrive at the meeting point for the observation of the auction by 4:00 a.m.! Up to 120 people can join the tour, first-come, first-served.

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2 thoughts on “The Tuna Auction of Tsukiji Fish Market”

  1. Wow, I just posted about my first experience in Tokyo and it’s something about Tsukiji FIsh Market, what a nice coincidence. By the way, we missed the auction that time. It’s said it was not open for public. and may be we were too late.

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