Toyosu - a popular tourist spot in Koto Ward, Tokyo. Toyosu has been attracting attention since 2018, when the Tsukiji Market was closed and the Tokyo Central Wholesale Market was relocated to Toyosu. This city has developed rapidly through redevelopment, and new spots other than Toyosu Market are popping up one after another. This time, we will introduce all the sightseeing spots in the Toyosu area.
Toyosu Market: A Japanese kitchen where you can enjoy auctions and market gourmet foods
The Tsukiji market, which lasted for 83 years from 1935 to 2018, closed (*Tsukiji's outer market is still open), and the newly opened Tokyo central wholesale market is the Toyosu market. This Toyosu Market is part of the Toyosu Wharf, which is divided into 8 blocks from Block 1 to Block 8. Block 5 mainly has the Toyosu Fruit and Vegetable Market Buiding, Block 6 has the Fisheries Intermediate Wholesale Market Building, and Block 7 where the Fisheries Wholesale Market Building and management facilities are located is divided into 3 sections.
Toyosu Market is mainly a place where business operators and food professionals trade, but there is an area where general customers can enter, where they can shop, eat, and tour.
However, since the operation of the market takes priority, you can only enter during the market's business days and during the business hours of each store. However, many shops open early in the morning and close in the afternoon, so we recommend visiting the market early in the morning. The market is generally closed on Sundays and public holidays, and the market is often closed on Wednesdays. In addition, there are year-end and New Year holidays, summer holidays, and days when only the fruit and vegetable department is closed. Details can be found on the Tokyo Wholesale Market website.
*Annual calendar of market opening and closing days: https://www.shijou.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/calendar/
Gourmet: Restaurants in Toyosu Market “Block 5, Block 6, Block 7”
There are many restaurants in Block 5, Block 6, and Block 7, and you can enjoy various Japanese gourmet foods!
- There are four sushi, tempura, and soba restaurants on the first floor of the Toyosu Fruit and Vegetable Market Buiding in Block 5.
- Block 6 has the largest number of restaurants, with 22 restaurants located in the Fisheries Intermediate Wholesale Market Building. The gourmet area is on the third floor, where you can enjoy Japanese cuisine, seafood bowls, sushi, and other dishes made with fresh market ingredients, as well as curry, Chinese food, tonkatsu, and coffee.
- The gourmet area on the 3rd floor of the Fisheries Wholesale Market Building in Block 7 has 13 shops selling sushi, Japanese food, tempura, Chinese food, pizza, and more.
A total of 39 restaurants in the three areas will satisfy your appetite during your visit to the market.
Shopping: “Uogashi Yokocho” at Toyosu Market
"Uogashi Yokocho" is a product sales area on the 4th floor of the Fisheries Intermediate Wholesale Market Building where 67 specialized businesses line up and general customers can shop. Goods such as kitchen knives, Toyosu T-shirts, tableware, seafood and fruits and vegetables, as well as food items such as tea and omelets, are sold here.
Business hours vary depending on the store, but some stores close around 13:00, so it's best to stop by before noon. However, since the early morning hours are used by professional market traders, we recommend visiting after 8am.
Tour: Tuna auction
The areas that the general public can enter at Toyosu Market are Block 5, Block 6, Block 7, and the rooftop green plaza. Other than the tuna auction on the visitor deck, you can tour without advance reservations. The visitor aisle is open for viewing from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m., but most of the trading ends around 12:30 p.m., so we recommend visiting in the morning. By scanning the QR code on the exhibition panel, you can read explanations in 15 languages, including English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Vietnamese, Thai, and Indonesian.
In the Toyosu Fruit and Vegetable Market Buiding in block 5, which mainly sells fruits and vegetables, you can see the intermediate wholesale market on the first floor where fruits and vegetables are auctioned from the window of the observation deck on the second floor.
It is also possible to tour the Fisheries Intermediate Wholesale Market Building in Block 6, where fresh fish stores, sushi restaurants, etc. purchase seafood from an elevated position. In the aisle, a small transport vehicle called Thale, which is used to load and transport goods within the market, is on display. You can also take a commemorative photo while sitting on the seat.
The Fisheries Wholesale Market Building in block 7 is a building where you can watch tuna auctions. There are two places where you can observe auctions. On the visitor course, you can look down on the tuna auction from the visitor passage on the second floor. The "Visitor Deck" allows you to take a closer look. However, advance application and lottery system is required. From 5:30 a.m. to 6:30 a.m., you can enjoy a realistic tour while listening to the audio from the auction area.
- Name: Toyosu Market
- Address: 6-chome, Toyosu, Koto-ku, Tokyo
- Access: About 8 minutes walk from Yurikamome "Ichiba-mae" station.
- Business hours: 5:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (opening hours)
Urban Dock LaLaport Toyosu: Not just for shopping! A large commercial facility where the whole family can spend time all day long
"Urban Dock LaLaport Toyosu" situated along Tokyo Bay is directly connected to Toyosu Station. It is a large commercial facility located 15 minutes by subway from Tokyo Station and about 6 minutes by subway from Ginza Itchome Station. The building is divided into three areas, LaLaport Toyosu 1 to 3, all connected by connecting decks.
Approximately 210 shops and restaurants are gathered on the first to third floors of these three areas. You can enjoy shopping in a wide range of genres, including imported brands, popular select shops, miscellaneous goods, sports/outdoor goods, and interior miscellaneous goods. There is also a wide variety of restaurants, including Japanese, Western, Italian, cafes, and ramen.
So, when you don't know which restaurant to pick, you would want to remember where the restaurants first. Many restaurants are gathered in three places: the 1st floor of LaLaport Toyosu 3, the food court "Marina Kitchen" on the 1st floor of LaLaport Toyosu 1, and the 3rd floor of LaLaport Toyosu 1.
After your meal, head to the Seaside Deck, where live events are often held on the stage on weekends. You can enjoy the view of the large cranes, the sea, and the high-rise apartments on the opposite bank, reminiscent of the days when it was a shipyard. Especially at night, the night view created by illuminated large cranes and high-rise apartment buildings creates a romantic atmosphere. This Seaside Deck also has a water bus stop, where you can also enjoy sightseeing boat trips to Asakusa.
LaLaport Toyosu has plenty of facilities other than shopping, and one recommended for families with children is KidZania, a work experience facility for children located on the 3rd floor of LaLaport Toyosu 1. At this facility, you can experience authentic equipment and tools and choose from about 100 types of activities, such as police officers, firefighters, bakers, pilots, etc.
You can also enjoy experiences such as shopping and playing with the special currency you earn through your work in the facility. For example, at a soft serve ice cream shop, you can sample your own soft serve ice cream. Please note that the activities within the facility are for ages 3 to 15. Part 1 (9:00-15:00) and Part 2 (16:00-21:00) are completely interchangeable. Admission reservations can be made online on the 1st of every month up to 3 months in advance.
For children under elementary school age, one guardian must accompany the children, and for children over elementary school age, all guardians can temporarily leave the venue, so parents can enjoy shopping while letting their children get work experience.
- Name: Urban Dock LaLaport Toyosu
- Address: 2-4-9 Toyosu, Koto-ku, Tokyo
- Access: Directly connected to Yurikamome Toyosu Station
- Business hours:
- Merchandise/service: 10:00~21:00
- Food court/restaurant: 11:00~latest of 23:00
WILD MAGIC -The Rainbow Farm-: A BBQ facility where you can enjoy glamping in the heart of the city
"WILD MAGIC -The Rainbow Farm-" overlooking Tokyo Bay and Toyosu buildings. You can enjoy glamping and BBQ with different themes in each of the seven areas. There are various plans for BBQ starting from 5,800 yen per person, and the plan you can choose varies depending on the area. One of the features is that you can use it even if you come empty-handed.
For example, the food for the 5,800 yen plan is 100g each of sirloin steak and roast pork, 120g of chicken leg, 1/4 assortment of 5 kinds of vegetables, and marshmallows. These are prepared at your seat in a cooler box.
The park consists of six areas with various tents each with a different theme, and one BBQ party area that can be reserved for groups. The VILLAGE AREA is an area with various types of teepee tents and private sites with trailers. VILLAGE AREA has a plan that includes ingredients and all-you-can-drink, and you can enjoy BBQ and alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Prices start from 9,100 yen per person.
FIRE PIT AREA is an area where a FIRE PIT (bonfire stand) is installed in the center of the area. You can enjoy BBQ in a camping atmosphere while watching the flames. Prices start from 9,100 yen per person for a plan that includes ingredients and all-you-can-drink. FAMILY AREA is an area where both children and friends can enjoy themselves, with hammocks installed at each site.
SEA SIDE AREA is an area facing the sea with a wooden deck and a party shade that can accommodate BBQs for a large number of people. BEACH&LAGOON AREA is an area that mimics a tropical beach with white sand and water. You can have an experience that you can't imagine being in the city center.
GATHERING AREA is a BBQ space that can be easily enjoyed by a minimum of two people. It also caters for private parties. PARTY AREA is an area that can accommodate tent weddings that can accommodate more than 100 people.
Glamping BBQ at WILD MAGIC -The Rainbow Farm- allows you to enjoy a stylish outdoor life under the sun during the day while feeling the sea breeze. At night, the night view of the buildings and the fantastic light leaking from the tents give you an extraordinary feeling.
- Name: WILD MAGIC -The Rainbow Farm-
- Address: 6-1-23 Toyosu, Koto Ward, Tokyo
- Access: 1-minute walk from Yurikamome Shin-Toyosu Station / 10-minute walk from Tokyo Metro Toyosu Station
- Business hours: 10:00~22:00
- VILLAGE AREA, FAMILY AREA, SEA SIDE AREA, GATHERING AREA: 11:00-15:00, 18:00-22:00
- FIRE PIT AREA, BEACH & LAGOON AREA: 10:00-14:00, 17:00-21:00
Senkyaku Banrai Facility (tentative name): New spot scheduled to open in 2024
On February 1, 2024, the “Senkyaku Banrai Facility (tentative name)” scheduled to open in the Toyosu Market area will consist of the commercial building “Toyosu Outer Edomae Market (tentative name)” and the hot spring building “Tokyo Toyosu Manyo Club (tentative name).” )” is a facility that combines two attractions.
At the Toyosu Outer Edomae Market (tentative name), restaurants and retail stores that make use of fresh ingredients unique to Toyosu are planned to open in a wooden open mall that reproduces the old townscape of Edo.
"Tokyo Toyosu Manyo Club (tentative name)" is a hot bath facility that uses hot water transported from Hakone and Yugawara hot springs by a special trailer. In addition to the open-air bath, this facility is fully equipped with bedrock baths, esthetics, massages, and the latest recliners, so you can relax and enjoy the hot springs all day long. A footbath garden with a panoramic view of Toyosu is also planned to be installed on the roof.
- Name: Senkyaku Banrai Facility (tentative name)
- Address: 6-101-1 Toyosu, Koto-ku, Tokyo
- Access: About 8 minutes walk from Yurikamome "Ichiba-mae" station.
- Toyosu Market: A Japanese kitchen where you can enjoy auctions and market gourmet foods
- Urban Dock LaLaport Toyosu: Not just for shopping! A large commercial facility where the whole family can spend time all day long
- WILD MAGIC -The Rainbow Farm-: A BBQ facility where you can enjoy glamping in the heart of the city
- Senkyaku Banrai Facility (tentative name): New spot scheduled to open in 2024