The end of the year brings on the biggest sales for many food and beverage companies in Japan. In particular, Tsukiji Market is extremely busy in December and the beginning of January. The market has announced that the tuna auction is closed for this time of year and will reopen to the public on January 21. Until that time the outer market is still open to the public. Click here for the market calendar through the end of the year to see which days to avoid. Here is the Tsukiji Market 2013 calendar.