A guide to touring Tokyo Chuo City

A guide to touring Tokyo Chuo City

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  • A stroll through Tsukiji that will surely please you
  • In addition to the Tsukiji Outer Market, which is always full of life, energy, and delicious food, various tourist spots such as the ancient Buddhist Tsukiji Hongwanji Temple, and the leafy Hama-rikyu Gardens are accessible by foot. We will guide you through a pleasant stroll course so that you can sufficiently enjoy delicious food, the history and culture of Japan, and the landscape beauty of gardens.

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In addition to the Tsukiji Outer Market, which is always full of life, energy, and delicious food, various tourist spots such as the ancient Buddhist Tsukiji Hongwanji Temple, and the leafy Hama-rikyu Gardens are accessible by foot. We will guide you through a pleasant stroll course so that you can sufficiently enjoy delicious food, the history and culture of Japan, and the landscape beauty of gardens.

* The listed times are for reference only.

A short walk
01
  • TSUKIJI HONGWANJI-Temple
  • Time required: About 30 minutes
  • Tsukiji Hongwanji Temple is an approximately 400-year-old temple belonging to the Jodo Shinshu Hongwanji-ha sect, whose head temple is Hongwanji Temple (Nishi Hongwanji Temple) in Kyoto. Its current main hall, which imitates ancient architecture, was built in 1934, and sculptures of a bull, a peacock, a lion, and other various animals are one of the temple's main highlights. There are also a cafe, a store, and other facilities on the premise.
  • TSUKIJI HONGWANJI-Temple

    TSUKIJI HONGWANJI-Temple

A four-minute walk
02
  • Tsutaya shouten
  • Time required: About 20 minutes
  • It is a store lined with original goods designed and created by the store owner who conveys attractions of Edo-style characters. An eco bag with Chinese characters "Tsukiji" printed in a style of writing called Kakuji of Edo-style characters is offered in two colors, red and dark blue. Convenient wide handles prevent you from feeling pain in your hands, even when carrying something heavy in your bag. Stickers and other goods are also popular as souvenirs.
  • Tsutaya shouten

    Tsutaya shouten

A two-minute walk
03
  • Tsukijiuogashi (Odawarabashi Building, Kaikobashi Building)
  • Time required: About 40 minutes
  • The Tsukiji Uogashi is comprised of two buildings; the Odawara-bashi building and the Kaiko-bashi building. Many shops, including fish shops, fruit and vegetable shops run by intermediate wholesalers in Toyosu Market, and so on, are located side by side on the ground floor of both buildings. On the third floor of the Odawara-bashi building, there are Uogashi Shokudo, where you can enjoy buffet-style "Ichibameshi (dish offered to workers in the market)," spaces for events and rest, and a rooftop open space.
  • Tsukijiuogashi (Odawarabashi Building, Kaikobashi Building)

    Tsukijiuogashi (Odawarabashi Building, Kaikobashi Building)

A short walk
04
  • Tsukiji Outer Market
  • Time required: About 60 minutes
  • Offering everything related to "food" from food products such as fresh fish, nori (edible seaweed), tsukudani (with soy sauce and mirin), meat, tamagoyaki (sweetened and soy-flavored rolled omelet), vegetable, and fruit, to cooking knives, cooking utensils, and dinnerware, the place is indeed the kitchen of Japan! With more than 400 specialty shops and many eateries, it is always full of energy and life.
  • Tsukiji Outer Market

    Tsukiji Outer Market

A one-minute walk
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  • TSUKIJI SHOURO
  • Time required: About 10 minutes
  • It is a long-established store in Tsukiji, a battle field of tamagoyaki (sweetened and soy-flavored rolled omelet). Their tamagoyaki "Shouro," which sushi restaurant owners come to buy, has a fluffy texture and a golden brown color. A moderate amount of sugar is used to bring out the store's secret dashi (soup stock). We recommend the "Shouro Cube," a bite-sized tamagoyaki, which is easy to eat.
  • TSUKIJI SHOURO

    TSUKIJI SHOURO

A two-minute walk
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  • Tsukiji Sanokiya
  • Time required: About 10 minutes
  • The store offers a tuna-shaped Japanese sweet "Maguroyaki," which is a popular specialty of Tsukiji. The bean paste inside is made using azuki beans from Hokkaido, sugar, and salt, and has a nice pleasant sweetness. The most popular menu is "Maguroyaki Honmaguro," which has a crisp and fragrant texture. There is also "Chutoro," which has a springy texture.
  • Tsukiji Sanokiya

    Tsukiji Sanokiya

  • Address
    4-11-9, Tsukiji, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
    Direction
    A three-minute walk from Tsukiji Station Exit 1 on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line
    Open Hours
    8:00~15:00 * Closed once sold out
    Day Off
    Sundays, holidays, and when the fish market is closed
    Contact
    03-3543-3331
    03-3543-3331
A seventeen-minute walk
05
  • Hama-rikyu Gardens
  • Time required: About 60 minutes
  • Hama-rikyu Gardens is a representative Daimyo garden of the Edo period. It became a rikyu (detached palace) of the Imperial Family after the Meiji period, which is why it started to be called "Hama-rikyu." After being bestowed upon Tokyo in 1945, it is now opened to the public as a metropolitan garden. The landscape of the gardens against the background of the neighboring high-rise buildings is beautiful, and the tea house that seems to float above the Shioiri-no-ike Pond and the 300-year-old pine tree are must-sees.
  • Hama-rikyu Gardens

    Hama-rikyu Gardens

A seven-minute walk

Route map

Introduction of local specialty shops in Chuo City—you can experience foods and items collected from around Japan.

Introduction of local specialty shops in Chuo City—you can experience foods and items collected from around Japan.