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Παρασκευή, 1 Απριλίου 2011

Tsukiji market | Food tourism


We stayed in Tokyo for 4 nights in between a Trip to Kyoto and arrived home on the 15th September 09. After planning for the trip we were truly and utterly confused at what time to arrive at the market. We chose to get up at 4:30 and got to the fish market around 5:15 taking the subway. We followed the many street carts zipping around to the tuna auctions that stop and wait for no-one. We saw the frozen tuna auctions that take place between 5:15 and 6:00 am where the public are allowed to view and take photos (no flash). One tip is the fresh tuna auctions take place in the hall adjacent to the exit of the frozen tuna hall and a sneaky peek can be had. After the auction we strolled around the outer market and came across a man delicately cutting up a fresh tuna that he must have just bought. We went for sushi in one of the small bar restaurants towards the entrance of the market where people had begun to queue for breakfast. We paid 3,500 yen each for a set menu that consisted of chinese tea, miso soup, 3 or 4 pieces of sushi and 1 piece of the famous o toro tuna which was melt in the mouth amazing.

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