Saturday, 9 March 2013

Tokyo - Tsukiji fish market

Tales from our trip to Tokyo, Australia, New-Zealand & Singapore

Tokyo - city of lights and color
Tokyo - <3 SUMO
Tokyo - old & new
Tokyo - Tsukiji fish market

Tsukiji Market - the world's largest and busiest fish market - is a must see if you go to Tokyo! I wasn't expecting much but loved the experience so much that it was one of my favorite things in Tokyo. To get there take the Oedo Subway Line to Tsukiji Shijo Station. There are signs at the station which way to go to find the fish market. There is no particular grand entrance and you feel like you shouldn't even walk there or you'll be on someones way but just keep going and watch where you're going and you'll be fine. 

There isn't anything special, but just to see the various kinds of fresh fish and other seafood and the busy atmosphere of scooters, trucks, sellers and buyers hurrying around, make the experience worth while. The local fishermen looked so interesting and the way they handled the fish was amazing. Never seen so many fish in my life! There is also an opportunity to go and see they daily tuna auctions at 5 am. We weren't able to see it because it was closed for visitors when we where there. Apparently there have been so many tourists going to the fish market in the recent years that it has become a problem to the course of business as the place has not been designed to be a tourist spot. And therefore they are limiting the areas and times when visitors can go there. Be sure to check current restrictions before you go. 

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