Weird blobs of half animal, half vegetables, deadly denizens of the deep, humungous silver flashing torpedos, creatures flapping, slithering, crawling and spouting. No, you are not at Ocean World, they do not have what this place has. You are in Tsukiji fish market, the seafood central of the world.
Can you justify waking up in the wee hours to visit Tsukiji market (Again) and risk getting run over by oversized R2D2 fork trucks or risking the wrath of the market inhabitants who probably loathe the sight of camera toting tourists of whom our presence they merely tolerate because their government said so? Tourists probably go once and say ‘been that, done that’. Whackjobs go there over and over just to experience wonderland again and hopefully taste some things never found anywhere else.
Thank heavens I was living with a friend who lives just 1 station away from Tsukiji market, so taking an early morning trek there was not THAT BAD. Just a hint to anyone wishing to visit Tsukiji market…….think twice if you are visiting on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. I have not read this in guidebooks before, but the market is closed on these days. Do not ask me how I know………..
Its been 3 long years since I’ve come to Tokyo and for those 3 years. 3 long years of enduring the lingering desire in the deepest, darkest abyss of my stomach, home to sinister rumblings that no ordinary sushi restaurant outside of Tokyo can satisfy. This street will probably be your only clue to where this place is. For interests of MYSELF and out of sheer selfishness, the location of this place shall not be disclosed, and should you recognize it, please keep it yourself. The only clue you will get is that this is somewhere near the fish market