We decided to go to the fish market as it was still early, although not 6:30am as recommended in the guide book. This is when we experienced the train “Pushers” but arrived intact at Tsukiji (reclaimed land) AKA Tokyo Central Wholesale Fish Market at about 8:30am, too late for the full on bidding but still in time to view the amazing variety of fish. Almost every day 2,300 tons of fish are delivered here from all over the world, there are over 400 different types of sea food; eels from Taiwan, salmon from Santiago, and Tuna from Tasmania. Although we only concentrated on the fish market, meat and vegetables are also traded here (information gleaned from 2005 Rough Guide) .
a worker wielding his knife
Christina and Dave with our new car!!(Actually a mini forklift truck)