|Above, yours truly having some fun at the Tsukiji Fish Market outer market. The outer market is still open.|
Back in December 2010 (hard to believe it's almost ten years since then) I visited the Tsukiji Fish Market and had a great sushi meal at a restaurant at the Outer Market.
Since then, the Tsukiji Fish Market relocated to Toyosu, but the outer market remains in Tsukiji.
Tokyo Cheapo has a full guide for those who want to visit the new Toyosu Fish Market.
They begin it with:
First, Tsukiji Fish Market was slated to close its doors in November, 2016. Then the move got pushed back. And back. And back some more. But the relocation happened at last, with the inner market officially re-opening at the Toyosu waterfront district on October 11, 2018. Over 600 merchants made the move. Important note: Tsukiji’s outer market, which features numerous shops and restaurants, is staying put and some great tours are available for an insider’s view.
With the opening of the new Tokyo fish market venue, time has officially run out for those who had hoped to see the live tuna auction in its original state at Tsukiji. The Tsukiji tuna auction closed to the public on September 15, 2018. But the new tuna auction at Toyosu opened to the public in mid-January, 2019. Find out what to expect, and when, below.To read more, go here.