Sunday, October 1, 2006

Day 4: Tsukiji Fish Market

The fish market was the highlight of my trip. If there is one thing I would recommend on a visit to Tokyo, this would be it. Unlike the rest of Tokyo, which is so tidy, well-mannered and stylish, the fish market is smelly chaos. The delivery area is teeming with trucks, cars, bikes and pedestrians. The market is a cacophony of men yelling, slicing up sea creatures and throwing them on trucks. It's an experience like no other.
The entrance to the fish market. I walked past it twice thinking this couldn't possibly be the place. Turns out, the front is the main delivery area; the market is tucked away in the back.

This guy helps keep the peace.
At last, the market.

Frozen tuna, anyone?

Weird red sea creature.


halfmanhalfbeer said...

Chanchow: all the time in Asia I really wanted to go to this fish market. I had a friend living there who used to go down early in the morning and have the best and freshest sushi imaginable. I am very envious of your trip.

Justin said...

Makes me so, so hungry...

creative-Type Dad (Tony) said...

Can I just tell you how much I'm really enjoying reading your blog today!
Japan should be paying you for this, because I'm ready to leave now.

chanchow said...

Thanks, Tony!!! I hope Japan agrees with you. I'm ready to do some paid promotion for them!