Get a bright and early start at Tokyo’s largest wholesale fish and seafood market in Toyosu. This mammoth complex doesn’t have the same scruffy charm as its predecessor in Tsukiji, but the hustle and bustle of the wholesalers and vendors auctioning their produce hasn’t changed. Getting your sushi here guarantees fresh-off-the-boat seafood, so once you’ve done a lap around the main wholesale building, make your way to any one of the market’s restaurants on the second floor. We recommend the omakase course at Sushi-dokoro Okame (from ¥3,600).
We will always recommend maximising your time in Tokyo, but when you’re on a tight schedule, you’ve got to work with what you have. One of the great things about this city is that there’s always something to do at any hour of the day, so you can still get the full experience if you’re only here for 24 hours. Don’t bother booking that capsule hotel – there’s far too much to see with this jam-packed itinerary. From Japanese stationery shops to art museums and late-night karaoke to a crack-of-dawn shrine visit, here is the best way for you to spend a full day (and night) in Tokyo.
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