Day 7 Tokyo: Wednesday 2 May
Early start, woke up at 4 and in a taxi by 4:30. Headed to Tsukiji (築地). Tokyo’s famous fish market. Queued up for just over an hour to get into the Tuna auction. Very strict guidelines but well worth following for your own safety, as this is a very busy and chaotic working environment.
Watched the traders give each fish a thorough inspection before choosing which fish to bid for. The auctioneer would ring a bell to inform the floor that bidding is about to begin and frantic bidding would then take place.