An early morning visit to Tokyo Central Wholesale Market, more commonly known
as Tsukiji fish market, is a tradition among jetlagged visitors to Tokyo. The
main attraction is the fish market held in the early morning.
The market is huge, covering some 210,000 sq. m. and supplies 90 percent of
all fish consumed in the greater Tokyo area. The refrigeration rooms, not open
to the public, can hold enough fish to supply Tokyo for up to ten days.
Action at the market starts early but you do not really have to be there by 5
am as many guidebooks advise. Around 6 am but definitely before 7 am would
ensure enough action.
The major wholesale auction that happens before 5 am is n...Read More