|ADACHI FISH-ONLY MARKET (better than
|Seeing is Believing (^^) : Because Tuna Auction is avaialble for
EVERYONE, no time limit, no 120 only, not
far from Asakusa (less than JPY1,500 taxi
ride, means you may walk about 60 minutes),
far less tourists which means that they are
not "amusement market". Official
web site is available here . Marked in yellow-round is the day of Event/Festival,
local won't go but Japanese tourists would
visit. One thing, volume they deal is only
less than 5 percent of Tsukiji Market, still
second biggest in Tokyo.
|TSUKIJI FISH MARKET (only available until
|NEWS (Tuna Auction public viewing is available
until Toyosu opens) : The biggest market of Tokyo! Tuna Auction
is available for first 120 people, yes, first
comes only served starting at 05:00AM. Everyday
sold-out before the time comes, there have
been several sad case happened when people
reached there at 04:00AM and only could find
out that they were out of 120. Since both
Tokyo Metro and Toei Subway starts around
05:00AM from your hotel's/ryokan's nearby
station, so it is better to take taxi/cab
to get there (not the Seimon Main Entrance
but at Fish Information Center nearby Kachidoki
gate). 02:00AM to depart your hotel is highly
recommended and perhaps earlier the ideal
time, yes, way before 05:00AM to queue up
within the 120 which means that you've got
to wait for a long while. Detailed information here at this page .
|Oh, another method to get there early in
the morning (or right after mid-night in
another words), how about a rental-bike from
TX Asakusa station JPY300 per day. Fish does
not need bicycle but early-birdy does (^_^)
Tuna Tuna (^_^)
|Tsukiji Fish Market is ready and counting down to move into
new area, Toyosu, about 3km south east from
the original position, still along Tokyo
Bay. Moving date will be October 11th 2018.
There has been already a computerized auto
tram called Yurikamome Line started future-nearby station called Shijo-Mae
(U14) which is literally translated into
Japanese as Market-Front.
Because of the relocation, more and more
tourists not only Japanese but worldside
tourists are intending to watch this
last-chance-more-lively fish market. For
someone who has jet-lag to wake up at around
02:00AM, please do not stay rolling on futon
bed, but let's try this world famous fish
After enjoying the "show" you may
be interested in early morning breakfast
inside the market, let's eat fish to stay
healthy, shall we. There are so many restraunt
opening right after your finishing the morning
tour. Get on the front line of the queue
to avoid waiting time of 3 hours!
Toei Line E18 station has most nearest exit A1
from the market entrance. Or, are you
catching Tokyo Metro to proceed downtown tour? H10 station is
about 5 minutes walk from the market,
and actually one temple called Tsukiji Honganji Temple is on your way and is highly recommended
(perhaps to pray after eating live fish?).
Wanna walk because you have feet? Ginza is
actualy nearby, about 15 minutes slow walk
distance from the market, and you may aim
the Imperial Palace, Tokyo International
Forum, Tokyo main station and more.
If you were not the early-bird type, not
able to wake up so early, you may still be
content eating at Jogai Shijo (outer market) during daytime. High mercury
contamination has been discussed especially
since the movie The Cove was on many theaters. Pros and cons, and
welcome to Japan islands surrounded by seas
and oceans. Every year, September 1st is
the official opening day of dolphin-hunting.
Tokyo => (Shinkansen) => Nagoya =>
(Wide View Nanki) => Taiji, or Tokyo =>
(Shinkansen) => Shin-Osaka => (Kuroshio,
Ocean Arrow) => Taiji, both by JR trains,
detailed time table is available at www.hyperdia.com/en/ or http://world.jorudan.co.jp/ . You might as well surf on Views before visit the town.
Don't want to see the dolphin massacre, but
are you interested in whale hunting? Other
than Taiji, there are three other ports still
continue the "tradition", Abashiri
in Hokkaido, Ayukawa (near Sendai) in Miyagi
and Wada/Wadaura (2016 video, advised) in Chiba. Summer time only.
And it is also true that Japanese people
have still zen style, more touch to the ground
(touch to the ocean), nature-respect, animism
life, like Ainu people (northerners) and
Ryukyu people (southerners), similar to Maori
in the south hemisphere. Whale Rider is in Japan as well. Some hunt, some eat,
some live together as if ONE in entire universe.
Maybe better walk on Philosopher's trail
in Kyoto, eat to live or live to eat, you
know the consequence after all. Anyway, to
eat, well, to avoid spending tourist price
at Tsukiji Shijo Sushi Shop, actually many
Japanese know where to eat good Sushi less
expensive in downtown Tokyo. It is indeed
Asakusa (not Akasaka which is another expensive
area! so easy to mistake one or the other).
This page and this page would make you confused with so many options.
No time to explore but aim only one? Strong
recommend on red lanturn at Andy's Fish (or known as Shin-Hinomoto in Japanese)
under the railway track of JR Yamanote line
(nearby Yurakucho station).
Whenever you go, it has long queue in front
of the shop. Eel has its original taste there.
Fried shrimp makes this shop so famous for.
Other fries are also tasty making long queue
Special Ramen Noodle shop. Chaashuumen is
the top recommend.
Looks like normal non-special noodle shop,
but truth is that their pork is the same
as you can taste in JAL's first class. No
need to pay $10,000 to fly but just pay a
visit at this shop for the first class pork
from Kagoshima farm.
More than half of the customer is actually
those who are working at Tsukiji fish market,
which means, you know, their taste is guaranteed
by local people. Osusume (today's recommendation)
has to be asked to waiters.
Tsukiji is not only for fish, but one of
the battle field for beef bowl (with rice
bottom). Yoshinoya first shop ever was found
here at Tsukiji. Oomori is considered #1
or #2 along with Kitsuneya, Takahashi, Edogawa.
|FOOD SHOPS (one of the top quality of Japan)
|Maruyama Noriten Honten
Only professional goes for this seaweed shop.
Green tea geek finds this shop truly fantastic.
Dried bonito fish flake is just shaven (planed)
at the site. Hard rock stone like dried bonito
can be purchased, but how will you slice
Everyone knows this Tamagoyaki (egg omelet).
|Himonoya, Katsuobushi and more
Dried fish is hung and piled everywhere in
the shop, best to fit with sake and umeshu.
|Would you like to order Sushi with speaking
in Japanese? Here's some fish related words
for you to enjoy.
|Otoro (fat tuna)
||Chutoro (medium fat tuna)
|Akami (red tuna)
||Maguro (less fat tuna)
|Kajiki Maguro (marlin tuna)
||Bintoro (Bincho tuna)
|Negitoro (tuna and leak)
||Sake or Shake (salmon)
||Buri (yellow tail)
|Hamachi (young yellow tail)
|Aji (horse mackerel)
||Shima-Aji (white kingfish)
|Kohada (gizzard shad)
||Kanpachi (great amberjack)
|Tai (red sea bream)
||Engawa (fin or ray of Hirame)
|Hirame (flatfish, flounder)
||Tobiuo (flying fish)
|Uni (sea urchin, sea egg)
||Ikura (salmon roe)
|Tarako (cod roe)
||Kazunoko (herring roe)
|Tobikko (flying fish roe)
||Tamago (chiken egg, omlette)
||Anago (conger eel)
||Ama-Ebi (pink shrimp)
|Shiro-Ebi (white shrimp)
||Shako (squilla, mantis shrimp)
|Kani, Kani-Miso (crab)
|Geso (hands or legs of squid)
|Akagai (arch shell)
||Akagai no himo (arch shell rope?)
|Kobashira (pillar of clam)
||Kappamaki (cucamber roll)
|Tekkamakki (tuna roll)
||Kanpyomaki (kanpyo roll)
|Nattomaki (natto roll)
|Oinarisan, Inari (rice in sweetened/fried
||Umibudo (green caviar)
|Hikarimono (iwashi, aji, sayori, sanma, kohada)
||Aburi (roasted, BBQed)
|Ikizukuri (cook alive)
||Sashimi (raw fish without rice)
|Shiromi (tai, hirame, karei)
||Kanijiru (crab soup)
|Arajiru (whatever fish soup)
||Asarijiru (clam soup)
|Shari (sushi rice)
||Gari (pickled ginger)
|Shoga (ginger root)
|Menegi (small narrow green onion)
||Shoyu (soybean sauce)
|Ohiya or Mizu (water)
||Agari or Ocha (green tea)
|Atsukan (hot sake)
||Reishu (cold sake)
|Osala (dish plate)
||Yunomi (tea cup)
||Otefuki, Oshibori (handtowel)
|Osusume (chef's recommendation)
||Omisoshiru (miso soup)