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Tsukiji Market

Tsukiji Fish Market or Tokyo Metropolitan Central Wholesale Market which is its official name, is one of the largest fish markets in the world.

Tsukiji Market Colours
inspection time

Inspection time

blackthroat nodoguro

Black throat (Nodoguro)

Which one

Which ones will it be?

Tsukiji opened in 1935 and was named after the neighborhood where it is located.  There are around 1,200 stalls covering 56 acres.  All kinds of seafood and vegetables are on sale here.

The seafood arrives daily from 60 different countries.  The fish is so fresh so there is rarely a fishy smell.  A lot of the seafood arrives alive.

Five million pounds of seafood, worth $28 million, is sold in the market every day, with 32,000 vehicles—trucks, vans, hand carts, bicycles, and tree-wheeled wagons and turret trucks that are narrow enough to maneuver down the narrow aisles. Over 1,000 tons of fruits and vegetables also pass through the market.

Tsukiji on the move

Tsukiji moves..

Andy and the veg

Andy sorting the veggies

squiggly squid

Squiggly squid

Weigh Day at Tsukiji Market

Seeing a little red wagon being pulled through Tsukiji Market was certainly a novelty and well worth the question of why....

Official 'weighers' can be found at Tsukiji on a regular basis to ensure that all scales are correctly weighing in the catch. 

The Little Red Wagon

The Little Red Wagon comes to Tsukiji

Checking the weight scales

Checking the weigh scales

The heavy weights

The heavy weights