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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Tsukiji Fish Market: 11 Things You Should Know

Above, the Tsukij Fish Market. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

Until October, visitors can still witness the Tsukiji Fish Market's tuna auction before the facility moves to its new location in Toyosu.

So if you want to visit the historic fish market before it closes, you'd better do so soon.

I visited the fish market in 2010. I didn't see the tuna auction as I got there after 4:00 in the morning. Actually, the fish market was closed to visitors at the time, but I managed to get in anyway from a side entrance.

Tokyo Cheapo has an article on 11 things you should know before going.

The article begins with:
The Tsukiji Fish Market appears in literally every guidebook about Tokyo and on most people’s tour itineraries—and cheapos appreciate that it has free entrance. It isn’t just the largest wholesale fish market in Tokyo and Japan, it’s numero uno for the entire planet. It also has a super-famous Tuna Auction before the sun rises most mornings.

To read more, go here

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