How to access to Tsukiji Market by Japan Rail Pass

Tsukiji Market is the biggest fish market in Japan. ©JNTO
Tsukiji Market is the biggest fish market in Japan. ©JNTO

This is the most popular destination for the foreign travellers in Metro Tokyo. Tsukiji Market (築地市場) is the biggest wholesale market in Japan. You can see “Seri” that means the auction. Especially viewing Seri for Tuna is very popular. It is held from 5:00 am to 6:30 am on weekdays. You can taste very fresh sushi at the reasonable price!

You can get Tsukiji Market by Japan Railway. But you need to walk. So I show you how to get there by Japan Railway only for Japan Rail Pass user. And also I show you most popular and convenient way that is using subway.

Using Japan Railway. No extra charge with Japan Rail Pass


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1) Take Yamanote line to Shinbashi. Shinbashi is located between Tokyo and Shinagawa. It takes 18 minutes from Shinjuku and 4 minutes from Tokyo.

2) Walk around 20 minutes to get Tsukiji Market from Shinbashi station. You need to take underway from Shinbashi station. It is very easy to miss the route. Please see this direction from Google map too.

Using Tokyo Toei subway Oedo line


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This is the easiest way to get Tsukiji Market. Tsukiji Market station on subway Oedo line is just under Tsukiji Market. Exit from A1 stairs. Tsukiji Market will be just in front of you!
If you access Tsukiji Market from Shinjuku, Oedo line depart from Shinjuku. So just take the subway. It takes 22 minutes and the fare is 260 yen.

If you access from Tokyo or other station on Yamanote line, follow the direction below.

1) Take Yamanote line to Hamamatsucho. Hamamatsucho is 3 stations away from Tokyo. It is next station of Shinbashi.
2) Transfer to Oedo line at Daimon station. It is different name of stations. But Daimon station is same location as Hamamatsucho.
3) Tsukiji Market is 2 stations away from Daimon. It takes only 5 minutes and the fare is 170 yen.

If you stay in Tokyo for a few days, I don’t recommend to use Japan Rail Pass during staying in Tokyo. Japan Railways have many local lines in Tokyo. But the subway is much more convenient. If you need more information how to decide the first day of use Japan Rail Pass, please refer “How to use Japan Rail Pass to its maximum“.

8 thoughts on “How to access to Tsukiji Market by Japan Rail Pass”

  1. Hi. I believe I am staying in Shin Okubo area and closest station is Tokyo Metro Higashi-Shinjuku which is 2 minutes from my hostel. JR Shinjuku is 15 min walk from me. Whats the best way to get the Tsukiji fish market? I am not familiar with subway transportation. So overwhelmed. Thank you!

  2. I’m visiting from Hawaii. I really want to go to tsukiji market. How can I get there from ikebukuro station. I’m so confused.

  3. PLEASE ,HELP US WITH OUR 4 DAYS 3 NIGHT STAY IN JAPAN.WE ARRIVE JUNE 26 AT 3PM AND OF COURSE WE CANNOT ENJOY THAT MUCH THE DAY OF ARRIVAL.WE JUST NEED TO SEE GHIBLI MUSEUM ,WHICH WE HAVE A TICKET ALREADY FOR JUNE 27,2013.AND WE ALSO LIKE TO GO TSUKIJI FISH MARKET AND MT FUJI ,LAKE ASHI ,SO PLEASE CAN YOU SUGGEST THE BEST ITINERARY.I WOULD APPRECIATE THIS VERY MUCH MJ.THANKS AMILLION IN ADVANCE ‘

    1. Hi Mary,

      I don’t think you can go both Mt. Fuji and Lake Ashi (Hakone). You can see Mt. Fuji from Lake Ashi. But if you want to go to other area of Mt. Fuji, like Lake Kawaguchi area, you need to stay there or spend 2 days. You only have two full days. But you will see Ghibli Museum and Tsukiji. You will spend one day for these two spots. So if your flight will leave very late, you can stay Hakone or Lake Kawaguchi and spend two days. Otherwise one of these destination will be suitable for your trip. Please see the following links to get more info about Hakone and Lake Kawaguchi.
      http://jprail.com/travel-informations/tips-for-japan-rail-pass/how-to-get-hakone-from-tokyo-compare-japan-railway-and-odakyu-lines.html
      http://jprail.com/destinations/chubu-area/how-to-use-japan-rail-pass-to-go-to-mt-fuji.html

      Cheers,

      Takeshi / JP Rail

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