Japan | Tokyo

Tsukiji Fish Market

First Trip to Japan

Tokyo | Japan

08 Dec 2019 | Sun

Day 03 of 07

  • Tsukiji Fish Market
  • Namiyoke Shrine Tsukiji
  • Tsukiji City Walk
  • Ginza Kabukiza Theater
  • Ginza Chuo-Dori – Weekend Pedestrian Paradise

Tsukiji Fish Market

The original Tsukiji Fish Market originally opened in the 1930s and at one time it was considered the was the largest wholesale fish, seafood, and food market in the world.  In October 2018, the “fish market” (inner wholesale market) part of this facility closed and relocated 1.5 miles away to the new Toyosu Fish Market.  The outer retail market of restaurants, vendors, and associated restaurant supply stores stayed behind and remained operational.

We tried a few things and found everything to be quite good (unlimited choices of prepared seafood and shellfish).  One of the more popular spots was Tsukiji Yamachō who is famous for its egg tamagoyaki (Japanese rolled omelet).

Tsukiji Yamachō’s Egg Tamagoyaki (Japanese Rolled Omelet)

When finished cooking, they cut the eggs and serve them on bamboo sticks (like a popsicle).  Very tasty! (just a little too sweet for us).

One of the fun things you can do while waiting in line is to watch how they make them. The cooking process is quite complex and requires the efforts of an experienced cook to cook the eggs just right – thin sheets of perfectly grilled egg, that are carefully layered into a log shape.

Each egg tamagoyaki sells for only 100 yen (0.91 cents).

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