Tokyo, Japan Day 3.1:Exploring Tsukiji Market & Ginza
My Day 3 Higlights: From Fish Market to Upscale Shops. It’s my third day in Tokyo but there are so many places to visit. I started my day exploring Tsukiji Market in Central Tokyo. Then I went to Ginza for some window shopping. In the afternoon I decided to spend it in Ueno Park to view the Cherry Blossoms. Then in the evening I went to Akihabara check the electronic and anime shops in the area.
Tsukiji Market 築地市場
Tsukiji Market 築地市場 – Is a huge market where fish, fruits and vegetables are sold in Central Tokyo. Tsukiji Market is one of the world’s largest fish markets and a famous tourist spot in Japan. The famed tuna auctions takes place in the inner market. If you want to witness the auction, make sure to wake up early and be there before 5 am. Only 120 visitors are allowed to visit per day.
Tsukiji Market has been around for more than 80 years, but there are plans to move it to a new location at Toyosu. As of writing the move is delayed indefinitely by Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike. Tourists still have time to visit the market before it closes in the near future.
How to Get to Tsukiji Market:
From Tokyo Station Take the Marunouchi Subway Line to Ginza then transfer to the Hibiya Subway Line to get to Tsukiji Station. If you’re coming from Shinjuku Station take the Oedo Subway Line to Tsukiji Shijo Station.
Ginza District 銀座
Ginza (銀座) – is known as the shopping and entertainment district in Tokyo. You will find several Department stores, restaurants, clubs, cafe and cosmetic shops. Ginza caters mostly to upscale shopping and dining. There are many global brands in Ginza, including Japans very own UNIQLO. Their Flagship in Ginza is 11 storey high.
How to Get to Ginza District:
Ginza district can be reached via the Ginza Station on the Hibiya, Marunouchi and Ginza Subway Lines. It can also be accessed via Yurakucho Station on the JR Yamanote Line, JR Keihin-Tohoku Line and Yurakucho Subway Line.
From Ginza I took the train and head to Ueno Park one of Tokyo’s best Cherry blossom spots.
Read: Part 2: Tokyo, Japan Day 3.1: Ueno Park & Akihabara Travel Guide