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The Tsukiji Market
Early in the morning, between 5am and 9am, The Tsukiji Market is a flurry of activity, as pound upon pound of fresh fish and seafood is auctioned and snapped up by greedy buyers at rock bottom prices.

The Tsukiji Market has been a major tourist attraction for as long as visitors have been travelling to Tokyo for leisure purposes. So much more than a market, this vibrant area is a central focus of Japanese life for many local business owners. Unfortunately, the market is scheduled to be re-located within the next five years, the local tourist department has attempted to curtail this, but it now seems sure that this famous fish market will soon lose much of its charm when it moves to modern new premises.

The sheer quantity of different varieties of fish, both dead and alive, is quite staggering, hundreds of different species of all shapes and sizes. Visitors are advised to keep clear of the busier areas during the early morning, as the fish cart drivers are notoriously thick headed and will think nothing of running a pedestrian down if they get in the way of their work. 5-2-1 Tsukiji Chuo 104-0045 Japan, Telephone: 03 3542 1111



 

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