Tsukiji Central Fish Market

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Oedo Tsukijishijo or Hibiya Tsukiji station
Tokyo, Japan

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Show up early - really early - if you want to catch the fish auctions


Tsukiji Central Fish Market – Tokyo's lively, chaotic peddling paradise for everything aquatic and edible – is a Japanese icon, and a haven for fish foodies. Come here to buy a $20,000 tuna... or just look. Scheduled to be moved to a new location in 2014-2015, Tsukiji is not to be missed. The fish auctions (the real sight to be seen) start around 5am, and come to an end before 8am, so hitting Tsukiji at the crack of dawn – perhaps after an all-night binge in nearby Roppongi – is a requirement. Not so inconvenient if you're suffering from jet-lag.


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