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An artificial island in Tokyo's waterfront district, known for its modern market, replacing the historic Tsukiji fish market.

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The famous Tsukiji Market is no longer. Here in Toyosu, the new location, is a more purpose-built facility for the viewing of the early morning auction. Two important things to note for attending this sight: if you would like to be at floor level and hear all the action from behind a low barrier of glass, you will need to apply to attend approximately a month early, so plan ahead by scrolling down to the bottom here and click on the English button “to the application procedure.” If you aren’t able to plan that far ahead, there’s still hope. You can show up between approximately 5:30 and 6:30 a.m. (the auction time) and head into an upper floor viewing room to see the action. It won’t be quite the same experience, and you won’t be able to hear it, but at least you won’t miss out entirely.  The second, and very important note, is bring something warm to wear regardless of the season. The tuna are kept at a freezing temperature, therefore so are you.

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