Fortune Fish & Gourmet - The Seafood Specialist

 

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Tokyo, Japan 2012

On the way back from the International Seafood Summit in Hong Kong Fortune Fish made a stop in Tokyo to tour Tsukiji Market.  Tsukiji Market is the biggest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world.  It is also one of the largest wholesale markets of any kind.  The market is in central Tokyo near Tsukijishijo Station.  There are two distinct sections of the market.  The inner market is the licensed wholesale market.  This is where auctions, most of the fish processing takes place, and where ~900 wholesale dealers operate small stalls.  The outer market is a mix of wholesale and retail shops that sell Japanese kitchen tools, restaurant supplies, groceries, and seafood.  The outer market is also home to many restaurants, especially sushi restaurants.  Fortune was lucky enough to have access to tour Tsukiji with Uoriki Co. Ltd.  The gallery below includes many pictures of the market and our culinary adventures in Japan.