If you're reading this, you probably just realized this but have no idea how this sprawling new space is set up and how it compares with the legendary Tsukiji.

As the world's largest seafood market and more, Toyosu is dramatically different so here is what you need to know before you go.

You'll see me call the market just Toyosu Market as well and that is the more proper name of the complex, they are a wholesale market for not only fish but also general seafood and other groceries.

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It was the one of the few places in the world where you could see serious pounds of giant tuna being pushed into the real market.

Best view of the tuna auction

Once the building opens to the public, you walk in, cross the bridge, and there's an entire row of windows with a top down view of the tuna auction floor.

Observation Windows


This is the closest you can get to the action and one level lower from the Observation Windows.

Observation Deck

Once the doors to the Fish Wholesale Market Building we started rushing in with everyone else and what I didn't realize was that everyone there didn't have lottery access.

Where to line up for the Tuna Auction Observation Deck

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