For those that haven’t had the privilege to visit Tsukiji Market, it is the largest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world, and is located right in the heart of Tokyo, Japan.
It is also world-famous for having the largest tuna auction in the world, with most of the best sushi restaurants buying their tuna here.
The market is currently located near Tsukijishijo Station on the Toei Oedo Line, and Tsukiji Station on the Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line. However, on November 2, 2016 it will move to a new site in the Toyosu district in Tokyo’s Koto ward.
But before it makes its move, Tsukiji Market will celebrate a festival on May 3, 2016. And admission is absolutely free! The wholesalers at the market will be selling lots of great seafood, and many other yummy dishes too. Of course, if you visit Tsukiji Market you have to try the wonderful sushi!
I ate all of this sushi, and more, for about $15 US Dollars. Trust me; it is an amazing savings that you can only find at this market.
Besides the great food, the festival will also have a Rakugo storyteller, Hayashiya Shozo IX, and many other performances on stage.
But let’s face it, the main attraction will be the foodies from Twenty-Seven prefectures that will be selling all of their specialty foods. My mouth is watering just imagining it.
The last Tsukiji Market Festival was in November 2014, and about 100,000 people attended. So make sure that you are one of those people this year, though I am sure there will be a lot more this year.
So remember, head to Tsukiji Market on May 3, 2016 for their Spring Festival, and enjoy Tsukiji Market in its original location for one last time.
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