Guidebook after guidebook rates the Tsukiji experience as one of the highlights of any visit to Tokyo, and I agree wholeheartedly. To see the best of Tsukiji, it is important to get to the market by 6am at the latest. I thought this sounded impossible, but it turned out that, for those of us who fly into Tokyo from the States, Tsukiji is a natural choice for us jetlagged travelers. In fact, you will find out after waking up at about 3am in the morning that you would actually look forward to arriving at Tsukiji even before 6am. However, as most subways do not run until 5am, there is no reason to trek to Tsukiji in a Tokyo cab, unless you have plenty of money to burn, of course.
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