Tsukiji Fish Market, Tokyo

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The Tsukiji Market in Tokyo is the biggest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world, making it a major tourist destination for visitors around the world.  Inside the market you will get a close look at the hundreds of varieties of seafood being sold to professional buyers, while experiencing an unforgettable sight and smell.  The inner market is only open until 9am.  If you will like to experience the tuna auction be sure to get to the market by 5am.  Please note only a certain number of people are admitted to the tuna auction and there are certain seasons when visitors are completely forbidden from watching the auction.

The Tsukiji Market also has an outer area, where you will be able to find anything from food to Japanese kitchen tools, including handmade knifes and serving utensils.  There are also a number of sushi restaurants in the outer market where you will get to eat the freshest sushi in the world.

You can access the market by taking the Toei Oedo subway line to Tsukiji Shijo Station, or the Hibiya subway line to Tsukiji Station.

Lastly, be sure to dress appropriately if you are visiting the inner market because the floors are filled with dirty water, as the fishermen try to clean their selling stations.

For more information on the Tsukiji Market, please visit japan-guide.com.

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