If you’re not a morning person and plan to skip the tuna auction, a trip to Tsukiji Fish Market is still worth it to explore the fresh fish (and other salty creatures) at the inner market stalls and a chance to have an authentic tsukiji sushi breakfast.
I took a few shots while wandering through the market stalls, spying everything from salmon and tuna to octopus, seaweed and fish entrails. The Tsukiji stall operators aren’t a big fan of tourists, so I was careful to keep out of their way and refrained from shoving my camera lens right up the fishes’ gills. I still managed to get some close shots of Tsukiji’s market offerings and spied workers cutting large blocks of ice to keep everything fresh. It was definitely a fun morning!
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Want to know what else to do in Tokyo? Check out my full Japan series:
That Time I Got Naked with Strangers… My Japanese Bathhouse Experience
Tsukiji Fish Market Pt 1 Is the Tuna Auction Worth Visiting?
Tsukiji Fish Market Pt 2 (You Woke Up Late) The Other Stalls
How to Travel Japan Shinkansen & the Japan Rail Pass
Tokyo’s Most Famous Temple: Asakusa and Senso-Ji
Hotel Review Mornings at the Park Hyatt Tokyo
Tokyo Sights: Visiting the Imperial East Gardens
A Visit to Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto (Memoirs of a Geisha!)
What Does It Mean to Donate a Torii Gate
Sanjusangendo Temple and the 1,000 Statues of Kannon
Sushi for Breakfast, Really? Sushi Daiwa at Tsukiji
Delicious Bakery Treats Mont Thabor & The Park Hyatt
Is Japan Vegetarian Friendly? Here’s What You Can Expect & Eat More Greens
Dessert Among Diamonds Mikimoto Lounge
How Good is Japanese Tonkatsu and a complete Food Guide