Tokyo: travel guide to Tsukiji - what to see and where to eat
Tokyo is the capital of Japan and is the obligatory stop for every time you come to visit the Rising Sun. It is a megalopolis that boasts over 10 million inhabitants and is always evolving: for this reason you never stop discovering it and every time you go back you always notice something different and new. This beautiful city is the hub of Japan as it encompasses all facets of the entire country in its iconic neighborhoods. In Tokyo we must necessarily go back in time: explaining the emotions that this city is able to give is not possible, you have to live them. Only those who have been there can understand it. As a minimum stay, I recommend staying no less than a week: Tokyo should also be explored on foot, admired in its alleys and views. You can't hit and run, it wouldn't make any sense, especially if it's your first time here.
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Tsukiji Fish Market was the largest fish market in the world for many years. Thousands of employees worked here every day and the historic tuna auction attracted curious visitors from all over the world, who woke up before dawn every morning to see the spectacular sale. The market extended over a gigantic area and was made up of an area reserved for insiders and another made up of dozens of shops where you could buy fresh fish, knives, objects related to fishing and fish processing but also small premises old-fashioned place to have breakfast with excellent sushi - it is said that here you eat the best in the world.
Tsukiji is a real institution, whose opening dates back to the distant past. Its incredible expansion has made it very famous, but over the years it has undermined the organization of the hygiene system. For this reason, Tsukiji Market was transferred to Toyosu in 2018. This decision has left a bad taste in the mouth of all enthusiasts and tourists because Tsukiji was not a simple fish market but a typical and folkloric neighborhood where you can see, for example, tuna filleting or more simply the hard work of the employees. An essential destination for hundreds of photographers, today it consists solely of the external area where there are still some street food stalls, stalls selling fish and kitchen items.
I still recommend a visit to this area which, despite the new provisions, still maintains the unique and unrepeatable atmosphere of the past.
Opening 09am - 1:30pm, closed on Saturday, Sunday and New Year's Day