Even if you cannot make it to the tuna auction at Tsukiji fish market, still you can enjoy the market enough. Tsukiji market has wholesalers' area and outer market area, and the area is about 32 soccer fields. Almost 1000 wholesalers and brokers trade here, and more than 500 shops are here. The market is like a labyrinth, so leave your big luggage in the locker first. Please remind, no smoking, no touching the fish, ask the shop staff if you want to take pictures. Let's go inside the market.
Tsukiji market is the biggest in the world as fish market. To seafood, vegetables and fruits intermediate wholesalers' area, the visitors can enter after 9:00 am. All kinds of seafood are here, lots of them are traded and sent to the supermarkets and restaurants in Tokyo from the distribution center in the market. This market is like a small town, there are restaurants and shops, even a bookstore, and a medical clinic as well.