By Clair Morton
Last updated on: December 5, 2017 at 10:03 am
There's so much to see and experience in Japan's capital city it's almost impossible to fit it all into one visit. So what should you do if you only have 24 hours in Japan’s capital city?
EAT: Set your sights on sushi
What better place to sample sashimi than the world’s largest fish market?
The full experience of the Tsukiji Fish Market is reserved only for the early risers, with the wholesale tuna auction starting at 5am.
Viewing spaces for tourists are limited to 120 people, so unless you’re willing to get up at 2am or pull an all-nighter, it might be a better idea to stay in bed until the inner fish market opens to the general public from 10am.
If you arrive earlier you can still explore the outer markets, or head to a sushi restaurant for breakfast. Daiwa Sushi and Sushi Dai are often touted as two of the best and attract long lines before they even open.
Tsukiji is not open every day so check the calendar online before you go.
Visit while you can: The Tsukiji market is slated for a relocation between September and October 2018 to make way for a logistics base for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.