Tsukiji Market (How to go, what to expect, and is sushi or seafood really better here?)

Probably one of the “must do”s while in Tokyo – visit Tsukiji Market and eat fresh sushi, sashimi and seafood!

Although unfortunately for people like me, I missed the chance of watching the Tuna auction – a daily event wherein vendors bid for the best tuna that will be used for serving dishes.

Everyone can still enjoy eating fresh sushi at Tsukiji Market since there are still part of the market that’s still opened. But for everyone who’s curious where the bulk of Tsukiji Market will be moving to, they will be relocated at Toyosu Market.

For us, we decided to head over to the old Tsukiji Market. I decided to go to the old one since there are still “walking tours” being offered which means there was still something to look forward to.

How to go to Tsukiju Market:

1. Get down at Tsukiji Station
line and station code:
Hibiya Line – H10
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2. Get out at exit 1

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view as soon as you get out of exit 1
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face left and walk straight
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keep on walking straight
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walk straight
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and cross the pedestrian
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made it!!! (just walk straight – that will lead you to Tsukiji Market)
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you will immediately see stalls
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offering
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different kinds of sushi and sashimi
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there are also alleys that can lead you towards the inner part of the market
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we found a stall selling Otoro
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OTORO
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WE GOT AN ORDER

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famous egg in Tsukiji (as told by my dad)

It was almost lunch time so we decided to choose a restaurant within Tsukiji Market. We went with Itadori Market since we were really hungry already while walking around and their menu looks good!

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we sat at the sushi counter
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Uni Tabe-Kurabe Don
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Omakase sanchokudon
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Fish shop’s 8 pieces sushi set with miso soup
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Unagi!
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my dad ordered matcha ice cream from a shop with this sign and HE LOVED IT! there was a matcha capsule that was placed on the ice cream machine that’s why the ice cream was so rich with matcha flavor!

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as for me, I bought MORINAGA VANILLA at Lawson.  This was my ultimate childhood ice cream! My brother and I would use to buy Morinaga vanilla cones on vendo machines before but they don’t have the vendo machines anymore.

all photos taken using an iPhone / Fujifilm X-T20 18-55 mm

💚, R


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