Tsukiji Market

Temple University Japan

On one of our last day in Tokyo, I decided to go to the Tsukiji Fish Market with one of my fellow TUJ classmates. In order to go, however, you need to usually find a place to stay all night because the market opens up at 5am every morning (except for Sundays, Holidays, and certain Wednesdays). The market is known to be one of the largest in the world, with business coming from all over the globe to purchase and sell fish here.

The streets near Ginza were completely deserted around 4 AM. We decided to leave around 4 AM for the market, before it got too crowded. The streets near Ginza were completely deserted around 4 AM. We decided to leave around 4 AM for the market, before it got too crowded.

When we arrived at the market, it was still slow but vendors were putting out their goods, and shops were turning their lights on. Here is one of the main signs indicating where the outdoor market begins. When we arrived at the market, it was still slow but vendors were putting out their goods, and shops were turning their lights on. Here is one of the main signs indicating where the outdoor market begins.

Even though it was still early morning, the market was moving about already. When visiting here, it is recommended that you take caution where you walk, because it can become very very crowded and busy. Even though it was still…

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