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Toyosu Market resumes tuna auction viewing for visitors from December 2

Due to Covid-19, only 27 people per day will be allowed in and advance reservations are required

Tabea Greuner
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Tabea Greuner
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Tokyo’s Toyosu Market is reopening its viewing platform from Thursday December 2 for early birds to catch the market’s famous tuna auction. 

To join the tour, you’ll have to make a reservation online (in Japanese only; accessible from November 12). If bookings exceed the number of available slots, a lottery system will be implemented instead.

Reservations for December can be made between November 12 and 18. You’ll be notified of your application status via email on November 24 at 6pm. Booking dates for January will be announced at a later date on the official website.

The 30-minute tour takes place from 5.55am to 6.25pm. Compared to the usual cap of 120 visitors per day prior to Covid-19, the market’s new safety measures only allow 27 people per day to watch the auction. You can make a group booking for up to three people.

Be sure to wear a mask at all times and sanitise your hands at the door. You will be temperature checked on entry.

Don’t forget to bring some sort of photo ID to confirm your identity. And if you’re feeling peckish after seeing all the fresh seafood, drop by one of the many restaurants at the market for a hearty breakfast.

For more information on the Toyosu Market, visit the website (in Japanese only).

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