Thursday, August 20, 2009

Tsukiji Fish Market

Up we get at 5am ready to go by 5.30am and catch the train to the Tsukiji Fish Market.
(Tsukiji fish market is the biggest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world and also one of the largest wholesale food markets of any kind. )
We had to walk about 20 minutes from the train station up to the markets.

My goodness you seriously take your life into your own hands at these markets. Hundreds of men flying around on bikes and these small electric lorries. I tell you what you better move or they will just mow you down. .. As poor Mick discovered the hard way. One of them ran over his toes!!! OUCH!

We quickly rushed into the market area which was HUGE. Pretty much, if it lives in the ocean you could buy it here. Most so fresh they were literally still alive. Just about every fish, lobster, crab, octopus, eels, sea urchins, etc.

We peeked into the auction area that is off limits to tourists and saw tuna the size of large dogs. Incredible! After wandering around for awhile, both Mick and I got a feeling that the market people don't really like tourists gawking at their produce and after being refused photos a couple of times we thought it was time to leave. And to be honest the place had so many tourists it was awful.

We headed to wear the sashimi/sushi stalls are for some breakfast. Many had long line ups. We picked one that didn't.
We had a breakfast of fresh fresh sashimi (raw fish/seafood). It was really really good.

Not sure if it was worth the $40each we paid but hay........ sometimes you just have to try these things...

After breakfast we were more than ready to escape the crowds & madness of the fish markets so we started to head to KIDDYLAND.

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