Tsukiji and Odaiba District
The Tsukiji Outer Market, known as the Jogai Shijo, is Japan's "Food Town," where one can encounter all of Japan's traditional foods. A mixture of wholesale and retail shops along with numerous restaurants line the streets, and new culinary trends are born here. Take a walk around and experience the taste of Japan first hand. The Tsukiji Market is separated into two main areas: the Inner Market (Jonai Shijo) and the Outer Market (Jogai Shijo). The Inner Market is the wholesale market for the professionals, and that is where the fish auction takes place. The Outer Market, featured in this brochure, retails some of the fresh seafood and vegetables sold in the Inner Market. Primarily, both markets cater to the professionals, but the Outer Market has recently opened its doors to visitors.
Tsukiji Market is a large wholesale market for fish, fruits and vegetables in central Tokyo. It is the most famous of over ten wholesale markets that handle the distribution of fish, meat, produce and flowers in Tokyo.
Tsukiji Market, the largest wholesale fish market in Japan, comes to life before dawn.The Jogai Shijo, or Outer Market, welcomes general visitors and is perfect for a breakfast tour. Some 400 shops in the Outer Market .Tsukiji Market opened as the central wholesale fish market of Tokyo in 1935. It has since attracted many people as the “kitchen of Tokyo.” All shops in the Outer Market cater to professional chefs, specializing in ingredients that range from fish, shellfish, and roe to kelp, bonito flakes, dried foods, and other delicacies. Apart from food, the market also sells professional cooking utensils and tableware used at restaurants—seldom carried at general kitchenware stores—which are perfect as souvenirs.
Odaiba has the most resort-like atmosphere for Tokyo shopping. Weekdays it’s full of foreign tourists, while weekends bring visitors from Japan’s countryside, families with children and couples. There are tons of popular spots! Surrounded by the ocean and an enchanting futuristic landscape, let’s shop Tokyo Odaiba-style!
Thirty years on from the first broadcast of Mobile Suit Gundam in 1979, the world of Gundam continues to evolve today. And the paid-admission (partly free) facility Gundam Front Tokyo offers a first-hand experience of this world. A recommended feature is Dome-G, where new computer-graphics images are projected on an enormous dome 16 meters in diameter, fitted with six projectors and 13 speakers, immersing you in the dynamic experience of life-size mobile suits.
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Hotel Nihonbashi Villa
A short walk from a number of train and subway stations, Hotel Nihonbashi Villa features a massage service, a soba buckwheat noodle restaurant and cosy rooms. Bakurocho Subway Station is just a 2-minute walk away. Free Wi-Fi and wired internet are available, and coin-operated laundry machines are on-site. Akihabara and Asakusa can be reached from Asakusa-bashi Station, while Higashi-Nihonbashi Station offers direct transit to Haneda Airport as well as Narita Airport. Both subway stations are a 5-minute walk from Villa Nihonbashi.