fish & japan

We got up at an ungodly hour in Tokyo. This is where being jetlagged is a good thing. We got a ride to the Tsukiji early morning fish market in the cleanest cab I have ever been in. Then a market worker gave us a ride from the main road to the market on one of these speedy little vehicles. We stood on the back, held on tight and enjoyed the thrilling ride. I think he was rewarding us for being the first tourists on site.

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Getting to the market a bit after 4am, gave us plenty of time to walk around the seafood market as well as the huge warehouses where thousands of glorious fresh tuna fish, many medium-sized, some bigger than a grown man, were being prepared for auction.

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After 5am we were not the only tourists anymore, it was much harder to wander around freely and we were all corralled into a small enclosure in one of the warehouses to watch the frozen tuna auctions. Fish market bonus shots: a huge octopus, market workers applying the 3-second-rule, and mollusks.

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2 Responses to “fish & japan”


  1. 1 Maris June 16, 2009 at 11:58

    Amazing – looks like nothing I’ve ever experienced before!

  2. 2 Jackie @ PhamFatale.com June 23, 2009 at 19:22

    What a great experience! I bet that IS fresh produce. Thanks for sharing with us!


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I really like the phrase "always an adventure". I am a Reiki Master and work as a therapist in Manhattan, in my private practice and at a cancer center. I also freelance as a translator in the New York City area and beyond.

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