Before visiting Tokyo last month, I asked for ideas about where to go and what to do on Twitter and Facebook.
Visiting and taking photos of the Tsukiji Fish Market, the world’s largest, was the most frequently mentioned activity.
Luckily, my Couchsurfing hosts were up for visiting with me, otherwise, getting up at 5 am and trekking across Tokyo would’ve been a challenge given I was still suffering from jetlag.
By the time we were exiting the metro near the market, other tourists were already leaving. They’d gotten up especially early to catch the tuna auction that happens every morning.
The market was a flurry of activity as fish was being prepped, sold, processed, and moved around to delivery trucks.
As a result, we moved through the actual wholesale area of the market very quickly, and therefore I didn’t get nearly as many photos as I expected.
Eventually, one fishmonger told us all to get out, pointing to a sign that indicated tourists were not suppose to enter the market before 9 am.
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