Tsukiji Market (築地市場, Tsukiji Shijō)

Tsukiji Market (築地市場, Tsukiji Shijō) is one of the places a lot of people like to go to. It is a large wholesale market for fish, fruits and vegetables in central Tokyo. There are ten wholesale markets in the metropolitan area in Tokyo. Tsukiji Market is the most famous of thisbmarkets that handle the distribution of fish, meat, produce and flowers. At this Market they are handling over 2,000 tons of marine products per day. It is expected to move to a new site by spring 2016 supposed to be in Toyosu.

The busy atmosphere of scooters, trucks, sellers and buyers hurrying around, make Tsukiji Market a perfect photographic attraction. As the market had never been created with tourists in mind you can imaging, that the aging market's infrastructure is posing some problems.

There is an inner market where most of the wholesale business and the famous tuna auctions are taking place, and an outer market whose retail shops and restaurants carter to the public.

The wholesale area consists of hundreds of small stands in a large, crowded hall, where buyers and sellers hurry along narrow lanes with their carts and trucks. It is an exciting area to view and photograph the fish and the action.

I got access due to some connections I had working some time in Japan and hadn't the problem to fight with all the other tourists and photogs. Here a bunch of images to wet your appetite.

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