Not So Ritzy In Tsukiji? 

You wouldn’t have guessed, but read this: 

“Japan: World’s Most Expensive Fish Sold for $1.8 Million. A 222-kilogram bluefin tuna was sold at Tokyo’s Tsukiji market for an all-time high of 155.4 million yen, or 1.8 million dollars.”

Not so ritzy in Tsukiji? 

No, we didn’t wake up THAT early for the tuna auctions. At 3am? No way, Jose.   It’s enough we know it happens here. Lining up that early to witness the auction at around 6am is hard after a busy 3 whole days in Tokyo. By 9am, the market’s ready to take in curious visitors like us. We lingered for a while, no lines. Until we came across a row of hole-in-the-wall, but pricey seafood joints. 

The styrofoam boxes are neatly piled up now, stowed and loaded into waiting trucks. The remaining seafood are waiting to be sold, but overall the mood in the wholesale fish market is more relaxed. We can just imagine the early morning frenzy here some hours back. 

Time enough for a good smoking break for these men. Meanwhile, where to find lunch? 


About lifeisacelebration

Retired early, but still active. Very involved in celebrating life! I love traveling because I always come back with less cobwebs in my mind. It is as if I empty my mind of all clutter upon departure, and fill it with many happy memories upon arrival. I also like the idea that life is so focused on the present, and my senses are all playing to listen, feel , see, smell and taste everything novel or not so new. The fact that I only have to choose from a limited wardrobe, or use the same pair of shoes throughout my holiday , or work and survive on a single budget make life so much simpler. Sure, you sometimes get a raw deal in a few trips, or feel hassled by flight delays and cancellations, but the joys and simplicity of the present far outweigh the negatives. Oh, btw, I always end up gaining more friends after each trip. Many I kept......
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  1. Pingback: A Quick Break In Tokyo | lifeisacelebration

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