Wednesday, March 17, 2010


the tsukiji fish market is the largest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world. if you are ever in tokyo, you must go to tsukiji - you will be amazed. this attraction has existed since the edo period & handles over 2,000 tons of marine fish every day. the only downside is, you have to get there around 6am (or even earlier if you want to witness the tuna auction) to see the market at its busiest time. yes, you might be tired from traveling - but it will be worth it! last week i dragged my sleepy sisters out of their futons & took them to this market, which turned out to be one of the highlights of our trip. we walked through the market, made our way to the warehouse & caught a glimpse of the left over tuna from the auction, saw fish being cut by huge machinery, got run over by fishermen trucks & ate a delicious seafood breakfast. needless to say, it was awesome.

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