Last time I went to Tsukiji market, I was on a rather tight schedule and didn’t get much time for wandering around the market.
This time however, we took a different train to Tsukiji and ended up entering from the other side of the market. Thus, we explored the entire market unwittingly and almost sneaked into an area where they didn’t want tourists hahaha
(we didn’t get in btw, just in case you were wondering)
Out in the tourist-open market area –
There were so many stalls selling all sorts of different things. The stores weren’t sorted by the kind of item they sell or anything, so a food store could totally be right next to a knife store or tea store or even the store with stuffed animals…. It was a hectic mess in there xD
Eventually we found the restaurant we wanted to eat at – Okame. Looking across, these were the lines in front of some of the REALLY popular restaurants…
If you’re thinking of going to Tsukiji market, I suggest going early at 8am, and putting aside half a day for it. If you can fit in a breakfast, shopping, and then a lunch there, that would be ultimate value for time!