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Tsukiji still charms even after morning fish auction

  • Agnes Anya
    Agnes Anya

    The Jakarta Post

Tokyo, Japan | Sun, April 30, 2017 | 02:32 pm
Tsukiji still charms even after morning fish auction People attend a festival at Tsukiji fish market in Tokyo. (AP/Eugene Hoshiko)

Famous for its early-morning fish auction, Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan, welcomes both local and foreign tourists even before the sun has begun to rise. 

However, for those who wake up too late to catch the 5 a.m. fish auction, the market still offers an exciting odyssey – perhaps even more so. 

Rows of shops open at around 7 a.m. to tempt travelers with mouth-watering snacks and meals; from tamagoyaki (Japanese omelet) and tempura udon (Japanese chewy noodle soup with fried vegetables or seafood) to grilled scallops. 

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Sushi stalls are a must visit as Tsukiji offers some of the freshest sushi and sashimi to be found.

Aside from a food tour, Tokyo's kitchen also offers wide range of souvenirs to bring home, like bamboo kitchen utensils and ceramic Japanese bowls.

If staying longer, visitors can enter the seafood wholesale area that opens for tourists at 10 a.m. 

Taking a walk to its southern perimeter, visitors may also find the Namiyoke-jinja shrine -- a hidden gem amid the busy market. The site features small gravestones dedicated to fish, shrimp and eggs for their role in Japanese' life. (kes)

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