Once suspended showing the area to tourists after the earthquake on March 11 this year, Tsukiji Fish Market announced that they reopen the visitors’ area at tuna auction space. They also announced that they would change their policy as follows. Visitors’ area is re-opened on July 26, 2011.
Tourists want to visit a tuna auction must be at Kachidoki Gate (勝どき門) at/before 5:00 am. (It was 4:30 am previously.)
60 visitors in the first group (5:25 am to 5:50 am) and 60 in the second group ( 5:50 am to 6:15 am), total only 120 visitors are allowed to enter the area.