When talking about visiting Tokyo, Japan, first thing that comes up in our mind is expensive food. Sushis and sashimis don’t come with big red sale tags. Fortunately, upon making our itinerary, I’ve came across “Tsukiji Market”.
Tsukiji Market is the world’s biggest wholesale seafood market. In fact, from simple homemakers to 5 star Michelin chefs come here for fresh and affordable seafood products. And now, it has been one of the tourist destinations in Tokyo. The day in Tsukiji Market starts at 3AM when fishermen deliver all their catch for the day. From then, auction houses estimate the prices of each product and then at 5AM open its doors to bidders. Unfortunate for us tourists, we are not allowed to participate in the bidding. Only registered and licensed participants may bid.
Frank and I didn’t catch these activities, but we still enjoyed roaming here as there are so many street foods to choose from. Here are some you might want to try, or MUST try rather:
1. Seafood Skewers
2. Ice Cream
5. Sea Urchin
Well, not just only that, there are more than street food in Tsukiji Market. There are also other products like fruits, vegetables, spices, side dishes, etc.
HOW TO GET TO TSUKIJI MARKET:
From Tokyo Station
Take the Marunouchi Subway Line to Ginza then and through Hibiya Subway Line, get to Tsukiji Station.
From Shinjuku Station
Take the Oedo Subway Line directly Tsukiji Shijo Station.