News from JNTO

Changes to the Tuna auction observation part of the Tsukiji fish market tour

From April the 8th 2010 the Tokyo Central wholesale market decided to close the Tuna auction observation area in the Tsukiji fish market. We would like to inform you though that as of the 10 of May (Monday) They will be reopening this area but with some changes to the visitation rules. These changes have been implemented for three reasons; the size of the facility, the influence on businesses and the safety of visitors.

Please follow the instructions listed below

1     Maximum number of visitors
         140 visitors allowed per day on a first come first served basis
2     Visitor reception area
        (1) The reception area is located on the ground floor at the “Data and information center for  fish.”(Next to the Kachidoki Gate, entrance)
        (2) Visitor reception is open from 4.30 AM for visitor regestration
3     Tour times
        On order of arrival Visitors will be split into two groups of 70 for the tour of which there will be 2 conducted at the following times.
        (1)First tour begins at 5:00 AM and finishes at 5:40 AM
        (2)Second tour starts at 5:40 and finishes at 6:15 AM
4     Note regarding visits
         When visiting this market please be very careful and show consideration so as not to disturb any of the market's normal day to day activities. If you wish to enter the other wholesale markets nearby the Tuna auction observation area, please wait until after 9 AM! This is the same original procedure that was in place before the market was closed.

Contact Information
Tokyo Metropolitan Central Wholesalers Market – Tsukiji Market
Tel: 03-3547-8011(8013)


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