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Tsukiji has few places to spend time in; getting from point to point, however, can consume most of a morning. The backstreet shops will probably require no more than an hour. Allow yourself about an hour to explore the fish market; if fish in all its diversity holds a special fascination for you, take two hours. Remember that in order to see the fish auction in action, you need to get to the market before 6:30 am; by 9 am the business of the market is largely finished for the day. Sushi and sashimi will be cheaper here than in other parts of Tokyo, with sushi sets at most sushi stalls costing between ¥1,000 to ¥2,100.
This part of the city can be brutally hot and muggy in August; during the O-bon holiday, in the middle of the month, Tsukiji is comparatively lifeless. Mid-April and early October are best for strolls in the Hama Rikyu Tei-en.
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