During the Edo period, the fish market was in Nihonbashi area. Due to the Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923, it was relocated from Nihonbashi to the Tsukiji District and began its operations in 1935, making Tsukiji a prosperous and bustling town.
Current Inner market is said to be the world’s largest fish market. Since then, after over 80 years history, the Inner market would be relocated to Toyosu sometime in few years, unless otherwise Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike will make a different decision. However, the Outer market will remain for the future. Not only has the Inner market, the Outer market has lots of excitements. You could see typical Japanese foods such as the material for Dashi, Japanese soup stock. In the Tsukiji outer market, there are Dashi shops selling kelp, dried bonito and fish. There also shops selling fish paste, tsukudani (processed small fish), Japanese tea or Japanese omelets etc. If lucky, you may sample the taste of such Japanese food too.
Nippon PLUS offers various tours to visit Tsukiji with other tourist’s attraction. Choose your favorite one. You can also request an original tour for Tsukiji area.