Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Tsukiji Fish Market @ Tokyo

Tsukiji Market is best known as one of the world's largest fish markets. It is the most famous of over ten wholesale markets that handle the distribution of fish, meat, produce and flowers in metropolitan Tokyo. The abundance of sea product here is really amazing! The sight of the many kinds of fresh fish and other seafood and the busy atmosphere of scooters, trucks, sellers and buyers hurrying around, make Tsukiji Market a major tourist attractions.

Tsukiji Market consists of an inner market where most of the wholesale business and the famous tuna auctions are taking place. The number of visitors to the tuna auction is limited to 120 per day, the maximum number which the market's infrastructure can accommodate. Tourists, who wish to see the auction, have to apply at the Fish Information Center at the Kachidoki Gate, starting from 5:00am on a first-come, first-serve basis. A first group of 60 visitors will be admitted to the auction between 5:25 and 5:50, while a second group of 60 visitors will be admitted between 5:50 and 6:15. I can't make it that early as I always back late and sleep late :-( But the view around the market in the morning is quite fantastic.

Very huge market complex. It took me around 2-3 hours to look around.

Assorted fishes.

Fish roe.

Fish roe and fish liver.

Delicious and expensive sea urchin.

So many kinds of clams you can't imagine.

Sliced fish block. I not sure whether you can get whale meat here.

The squid tentacles is so thick.

Large size clams.

I not sure what is this. But for sure looks like human brain!

Amazingly this market no bad smell.

One advise. Please be careful when coming here as there is a lot of fast speed scooter around. These scooter is used to carry seafood around the market.

Now I am outside the market. You can see many Japanese vegetables here. This is how real wasabi look like.

I like this sweet black bean. Very nice!

Street market selling many kinds of food stuff.

Subway: Toei Ōedo Line to Tsukijishijō (E18) (exit A1)(Nearer)
Hibiya Line to Tsukiji (exit 1 or 2) (H10). Priority exit 1.


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