Private Tokyo Toyosu Tuna Auction Tour in English


Explore the brand-new Toyosu Market with a professional, English-speaking guide, and watch the famous tuna auction in the early morning.


  • Savor the freshest and tastiest sushi for breakfast
  • Learn the history of the market from a guide with years of experience in the hotel and food and beverage industries
  • Tour Toyosu Market, famous as the biggest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world
  • Witness the tuna auction, from the brokers checking the quality to the auctioneers selling them at exorbitant prices
  • Gain insight into your guide's recommended sushi restaurants at Toyosu Market

Key Information

Important Information

• Masks must be worn at all times during the tour • Toyosu Fish Market is a place for food professionals, and not originally intended for tourism; be careful of the busy forklifts and carts working from the early hours of the morning • We strongly recommend wearing casual clothes and comfortable shoes for your safety • Groups of six or more people will be split into two groups • Your tour may be a group tour with other guests; we will always inform you in advance • If you are bringing children please let us know before the tour • Please do not bring strollers or luggage to the market, as the passageways are very narrow • The price does not include your breakfast, but there is no need to pay for food for the guide Auction Rules: • Flash photography and alcohol are both strictly prohibited at the auction, and anyone breaking this rule may be ejected without warning


Experience the energy and excitement of Tokyo's premier tuna auction at the brand-new Toyosu Fish Market, with a professional and knowledgeable tour guide! Your guide Kiyoshi will lead you each step of the way to watch the tuna auction. With his many years of experience in Japan's hotel and food and beverage industries, he will also teach you about the history of the fish market, its offerings, and about the food industry in Japan. You'll be one of the first people to arrive at the auction site at 05:00, to reserve your spot and see the brokers checking deep inside the tuna with flashlights as they assess the quality before the auction. Then, witness the famous tuna auction between 05:30 and 06:00. You can experience this exciting event live and see the extravagant prices paid for the highest quality tuna. After watching the tuna auction, complete your morning with a sushi breakfast at a highly recommended restaurant. This is sure to be the freshest sushi you have ever eaten! Following your breakfast, you'll tour the Toyosu Seafood Market, and the old market town of Tsukiji where the auction used to take place — still a vibrant and interesting place to visit.

How it works

**Application for the lower observation deck** We usually observe the tuna auction from the upper deck. There is also a special lower observation deck limited to 120 people each day, only for visitors who apply in advance. If you'd like to watch from the lower deck, you need to apply by the middle of the month before your intended visit. 120 successful applicants for each day are chosen by lottery. Therefore, please book well in advance if you want to apply for access to the lower deck.

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