Tsukiji is one of Tokyo’s most legendary places: the world’s largest fishmarket which works like the pulsating heart of this Japanese city. It is here where chefs come to in the earliest of mornings to assist at the tuna auction – ensuring to get the best fish for their day’s service. A charming fishmarket full of the freshest fish and seafood, a maze which is hard to navigate. Ask anyone who’s ever been to Tokyo, and they’ll tell you it’s the place to go to if you’re a foodie. After walking around the stalls, many stop at one of the little sushi shops outside, to treat themselves to a sushi breakfast.
Alas, now things have changed. As of October 2018, Tsukiji has left its central location in Ginza, and moved to a new, modern location directly at the harbour. Many mourn this move, as the new site lacks the charm of its predecessor.
I explored the old Tsukiji fishmarket in this episode of my ‘Anne’s Asian Adventures’ show. You can watch it here.
Now moved to a new location: