Good news for travelers!
The fish market has been running in Tsukiji, next to Ginza area, for more than 70 years. The buildings for the wholesales are old now but the distinct atmosphere fascinates people from all over the world.
If you are planning to go to see tuna auctions, I recommend you to arrive before 2:30 am in Tsukiji. According to the fish market security, the time for distributing ticket is earlier and earlier depending on people who come to get ticket for the tuna auction entrance. this is the information on April 2016, so I’m not sure if 2:30 is early enough to get the ticket for now. I tried to go to see the tuna market with my friend from New York and arrived at 3:30 pm, but it was too late and we needed to give up to see that! We missed it!
I strongly recommend to check reliable website if you want to go, I apologize that I couldn’t find the website which is shown exact time you need to arrive there.
There are links of Tuna auction info.
Too late to wake up 3:45 though !