Published on October 19th, 2009 | by Ozlem Avcioglu0
Tsukiji Fish Market Restaurants, Tokyo
Tsukiji Fish 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 at the same time the Mecca for Sushi.. Being also a major attraction for Tokyo visitors, at 5:00 p.m. the market begins to receive shipments. Fresh foods and other products pour in from various parts of the world by truck, plane and ship until late at night.In the”‘ inner market”‘ at 5:30 a.m. the tuna auction starts and a lot of middlemen and authorized buyers bid against each other. At 8:00 a.m. retailers load the goods which they have bought at auction or from middlemen into their trucks and carry them back to their own shops in town.
The “outer market” however stays open till afternoon and is a mixture of wholesale and retail shops that sell Japanese kitchen tools, restaurant supplies, groceries, and seafood, and many restaurants, especially sushi restaurants. Visiting and eating the freshest sushi in the world is a real experience, however,you have to expect to wait a long time in line . There are many restaurants in the area and Sushi Dai is one of the best ones.