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Visiting Tsukiji Fish Market, Tourists Favorite Travel Destination

Nov 16, 2015 09:40 AM EST

Sparkling neon lights, salarymen march their way on the offices tower buildings are just the typical scene at the capital city of Japan, Tokyo. Within the busy city and protruding skyscrapers, Tsukiji Fish Market, the busiest fish market in Tokyo is the tourists' favorite travel destination.

According to the NY Times, tourists flocks at the Tsukiji Fish market as it is known for its sprawling wholesale fish market with the variety of seafood & viewing areas for a popular tuna auction and had been opened since 1935. For its popularity in the world, local buyers or even tourists know the best time to catch the live fresh tuna auctions, at predawn, despite of its slippery and confined passageway.

Located at the banks of the Sumida River minutes away from Ginza, the wholesale market with roughly eight square blocks, the outer market, or Jogai is compose with small family-owned shops selling fish, meat, seaweeds as well as sweets, knicknacks and also kitchen supplies for a living. Sellers of the shops invite buyers by calling them out to take a look at their goods or grab a bite at their restaurants. It is like maze street inside however, many affordable things can be found at the said market.

Locals also said when visiting the Tsukiji Fish Market, eating for a sushi breakfast is one of the best things to do while at the large fish market area, the Time wrote. Plenty of sushi counter sprawled all over the maze busy sides of the market. The most area with sushi restaurants are near the wholesale fruit and vegetable market, just inside the main gate off Shin-ohashi Street. 

Best sushi restaurants within the market are namely Sushi Dai and Daiwa-Zushi with 300 and 800 yen per generously cut, amazingly fresh piece.  At the outer area of the Tsukiji Fish market, the small street is also full of stalls selling fresh seafood and other specialty items including wasabi.

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