Travel Japan: Tuna Auction in Tsukiji Fish Market

Tsukiji Market is a popular tourist attraction in Japan, in particular, Tsukiji market is a must visit place in Tokyo for tourists.

Tsukiji Market located in Central Tokyo, handles the distribution of fish, meat and flowers in Tokyo. Tsukiji Market is best known as one of the world's largest fish markets.

The various kinds of fresh fishes and other mysterious sea creatures and the busy atmosphere of trucks, sellers and buyers hurrying around, make Tsukiji Market a major tourist attraction in Japan. And we should not miss the most popular of all, the Tuna Auction of Tsukiji market. In fact, the numbers of visitors have increased so much over recent years, that they have become a problem to the business and now Tsukiji Fish Market Authority have restricted the number of visitors per day.

The Frozen Tuna Fish Ready for the Auction

The number of visitors to the tuna auction is limited to 140 per day, Tourists, who wish to see the auction, have to apply at the Osakana Fukyu Center (Fish Information Center) at the Kachidoki Gate, starting from 4:30am on a first-come, first-serve basis. A first group of 70 visitors will be admitted to the auction between 5:00 and 5:40, while a second group of 70 visitors will be admitted between 5:40 and 6:15. All successful applicants have to watch the auction from a designated visitor area. It is not allowed to view the auction from anywhere else or to use flash photography.
  The fishermen used a special type of trolley inside the market, and it is really dangerous for tourists because if they do not look the road carefully, they can even be run over by these cars. These are so busy and so many of them are there.
At first the frozen tuna fishes are checked very carefully by some expert buyers from various restaurants, first the whole fish meat and then the different body parts of the Tuna fish.

Examining for the Best Fish
Examining the body parts
A Fresh Raw Tuna Part

 Then the Auction begins with a loud hysteric shout of the sellers, and silent bids from the buyers by some sign languages. 
The Auction begins

After one of the auctions finishes, some people start labeling the fishes.

Then the fishes are taken to another room to make smaller parts of the Tuna.
The Thermocol Mountain
 At last these smaller meats are taken to the restaurants. And we have the World's greatest Sushi in the Tsukiji Fish Market.

Conveyor Belt Sushi Restaurant
This is one of the Sushi Restaurant in Tsukiji where the technique of serving the food is very interesting. There are many such types of conveyor belt fer Sushi restaurant. The food is real good.

The Sushi made from raw fresh Tuna fish. Yes, you are eating literally a raw fish part when you consume this Sushi. I have tasted myself, and believe me it is very good in a Indian's mouth.
And must be in a Japanese' s mouth too.

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