Tokyo Tsukiji Fish Market

As part of a business trip, I had the fortunate opportunity to both be in Tokyo for an entire week, and have couple of days all for myself before returning home.


Tools of the trade - Tsukiji Fish Market - Tokyo, Japan

The Tsukiji Fish Market, in Tokyo, is the largest fish market in Japan. An early wake will allow you to attend the tuna auction, and if you don’t make it early enough, you can always have sushi as fresh as you can get, in the local tiny establishments. Some – apparently – have been around for 100 years.


Sushi Restaurant - Tsukiji Fish Market - Tokyo, Japan

When time allows, you will get access to the main area where the daily catch is prepared for distribution and sale. The area is very busy, with tons of fish transported in what appears to be every direction, by use of peculiar motorized carts: be careful, they zip around fast, and I bet the driver will have little patience for you :-)


Motorized Cart - Tsukiji Fish Market - Tokyo, Japan

The quantity and variety of fish is amazing, including live catch, and huge tunas. If you have never seen a fish market, and you happen to be in the area, it is worth the effort.


Daily catch - Tsukiji Fish Market - Tokyo, Japan

If you don’t like sushi, on the other hand… well, I’ll have other posts for more places :-)

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