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Tsukiji fish market

  • Tsukiji fish market, Tokyo
Tsukiji Fish Market from inside the Dentsu building, Shiodome
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also known as:
Tokyo Metropolitan Central Wholesale Market, Tōkyō-to Chūō Oroshiuri Shijō, Tsukiji shijō
5-2-1 Tsukiji Chūō-ku, Tokyo 104-0045, Japan
Priority: Midd
Location Type: Attraction
Tsukiji Fish Market is the largest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world, handling over 2000 tons of marine products on a daily basis, from tiny sardines to caviar and frozen tuna.
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Wikipedia - Tsukiji fish market

Tsukiji fish market, Tokyo
Cutting frozen tuna with a band saw

The Tokyo Metropolitan Central Wholesale Market, commonly known as the Tsukiji Market, is the biggest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world and also one of the largest wholesale food markets of any kind. The market is located in Tsukiji in central Tokyo, and is a major attraction for foreign visitors.

The market is located near the Tsukijishijō Station on the Toei Ōedo Line and Tsukiji Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line. There are two distinct sections of the market as a whole. The "inner market" (jonai shijo) is the licensed wholesale market, where the auctions and most of the processing of the fish take place, and where licensed wholesale dealers (approximately 900 of them) operate small stalls. The "outer market" (jogai shijo) is a mixture of wholesale and retail shops that sell Japanese kitchen tools, restaurant supplies, groceries, and seafood, and many restaurants, especially sushi restaurants. Most of the shops in the outer market close by the early afternoon, and in the inner market even earlier.
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