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Ultimate Tsukiji Fish Market Guide: Tuna Auction, Market, Restaurants


Hello, I’m Andrew Marston and welcome to Tour Japan the show where I tell you about a place in Japan and then we go there. Today we’re headed to Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo one of the largest and most famous wholesale seafood markets in the entire world. And let me warn you up front I think you’re going to be hooked ^_^ Alright, when you visit there are four main sections to hit and here’s the order I suggest hitting them in. At 3:30AM get in line for the Tuna Auctions at Kachidoki Gate. Only two groups of 60 get to see the Tuna Auctions everyday, and spots are first-come-first-serve so if you’re not in line by 4AM you might not get a spot. After the Tuna Auctions are over around 6AM(ish) Head down to Uogashi Yokocho for some of the best sushi in the world. Next, when it opens around 9AM visit the wholesale market where there are literally hundreds of stalls selling fresh seafood. You could walk around this place for hours. But my one caution is to always be aware of what’s going on around you because there’s a lot of carts and trucks that are zooming around in this area. Lastly, I suggest finishing your Tsukiji experience in the outer market where you can have an excellent sushi lunch and shop for everything from fish related good to kitchenware. One quick note is that if you’re planning on visiting Tsukiji Fish Market you should probably do it soon because it’s scheduled to move in November of 2016. Alright, let’s visit Tsukiji and see what it’s like. Alright, I hope you feel a little more informed about Tsukiji Fish Market and what it’s like to visit. Let me, and the world, know what your favorite sushi is in the comments. Thanks for watching, I’m Andrew Marston. See you next time. You’ve been watching Tour Japan on the Happy in Japan channel. Click here to watch another episode, and subscribe now.

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