We have planned to go to the famous Tsujiki fish market and be there around 5.30am in mid feb 09. We have 2 small kids with us, and were wanting to try Sushi Dai and this time seems to be the shortest que for this place. (kids hate to wait too long)
Ive read on other forums that they close off the market until after the tuna auction, or at least some parts.
We were wanting to see an auction. We are well aware that this is a working market. our kids will be in a stroller and the other in a baby carrier pouch. Can we still go at this time??? we will of course stay out of their way/ respect them etc.
need some clarifying. Staying in Akasaka, will catch train there.
thanks for any tips
Tsujiki Fish Market to go at 5am or not to go???
im going to japan for the first time in feb as well
and after loads of research sorry to disappoint you but no children are permitted
Tsujiki Fish Market to go at 5am or not to go???
OMG!!! what?????? no small children allowed????
this surely cant be true!!!! is this just at the early part (auction time) or full stop in general, can someone please tell me are kids allowed at all at the fish market???
we can leave the stroller behind and keep them in the baby carry pouch. what do u think?
this will devastate us if we cant go
I haven%26#39;t been to the tuna auction.
I HAVE been to the market, early in the morning, and I have to tell you, it%26#39;s downright dangerous. It%26#39;s a working environment; the floor is uneven and wet in spots; corridors between vendor stalls are narrow; and there are little carts with engines up front whizzing to and fro, ready to knock anybody down. Is it cool to see giant frozen tuna and colorful seafood in various barrels and bins? Sure. It%26#39;s bustling and exciting. Is it a place for kids ever in a million years? In my opinion, no.
There are a lot of things to see and do in Japan besides look at a bunch of soon-to-be-eaten fish. It%26#39;s an over-sized, overhyped fish market. By all means go eat sushi for breakfast, just come back to Tsukiji when your kids are fast on their feet and ready to move.
Thanks for your tips, our bub is only 11months old so cant even walk yet so will be starpped to my front in a baby carry pouch.
Im wanting to know if i will be allowed in, or do they see woman with a kid and not permitt me to enter????
we are travelling from australia on our ';trip of lifetime'; eg we wont be doing this trip anytime soon as we arent rich people, uts taken us years to save for this trip!!
Just go around 0900 when most of the pros are done and the market is still going strong. You will get a very nice experience. You won%26#39;t see the auction, but in reality, they really don%26#39;t want tourists there.
Don%26#39;t worry, its a great experience and you will enjoy.
So if we go at 0900hrs can I take my little bub??
also will the fish/ crates of octopus/sealife still be there to look at???
I%26#39;ve seen people take infants and toddlers there. In my book, that qualifies for child endangerment and the parents need to have their heads examined. It%26#39;s is a fairly dangerous and hostile environment and this is absolutely no place for young kids. I would not even think about taking a stroller there. Sometimes, there is barely enough room to get around when you walk sideways straddling styrofoam boxes and motorized carts. Your stroller would be competing with a lot of people and motorized carts around that are not expecting to be contending with a stroller and a young tot inside. I feel endangered myself at times and I%26#39;m a fit, grown adult just trying to stay out of the way.
I think you need to make other plans. This is not a zoo or tourist attraction. I believe now, given the recent problems with tourists, you will not be welcomed. This is an open market and there are no barriers or anything like that but someone who attempts to do what you are thinking of doing is probably making a huge mistake. Couple that with the fact that the men telling you to leave will not speak a word of English and are pretty much now free to be aggressive and rude with anyone who is not following the rules. I will probably be there this coming Friday, more out of curiosity than anything else, plus I want to have breakfast but I probably won%26#39;t try to go to the auctions or even deep into the inner market. There is just too much tension in the air now.
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I totally understand your point of view. However we think we will still go, but prob around 0900hrs and not take any stroller, just carry our bub in a front baby pouch. If they are so hell bent on no tourists then they would close it down, so while it is still open we will visit as we wont be back in japan anytime in teh forseaible future. we are not silly people, if its too dangerous then we go away. our kids are our treasures, so naturally we wont put them in harms way.