Winter in Tokyo Part 2: Tsukiji Market

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Tsukiji market is Tokyo’s largest marketplace. It’s been featured in documentaries for its eye-popping array of seafood, including massive tunas. We went to the market on our third day in Tokyo and I was beside myself with excitement because I am a huge sushi lover.

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You see, apart from the usual goods and seafood, the Tsukiji market also features dozens upon dozens of small sushi stalls. Shoppers can score great deals because the sushis are made from the freshest ingredients!

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As mentioned a blog post ago, the most popular of all sushi stalls in Tsukiji market is Sushidai. Unfortunately, we arrived too late. Sushidai was no longer accepting customers by the time we got there and the place is packed. We ended up queuing at Daiwasushi, which sits literally beside Sushidai.

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These are the dudes who were making sushis at Daiwasushi. I couldn’t take the picture of the guy who created our sushi sets because I was a little shy about asking him for pictures.

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I know I already shown the pictures of the sushis we ate at the market but for old times sake, here they are again!

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After getting our minds blown with the sweet, savory sushis, we did bits of sight-seeing. I loved the super affordable ceramics being sold in the market. I regret not getting any because I was afraid it might break if I keep it in my luggage.

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We also saw scores of interesting seafood, including large crabs, tunas, herring, and salmon.

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We also saw lots of kobe beef, whole fish, snacks, and other treats.

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I used to favor salmon sushi and sashimi over tuna but after getting a taste of sushi in Tsukiji market, I think my tastebuds are spoiled forever. It’s also quite curious that we were never served salmon sushi in Tokyo. Next stop, I will be reminiscing about shopping and the most important purchase I made in Shinkuju!

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Tina Lee

Tina Lee-Almazar is a writer with an insatiable appetite for all things bright, shiny, and beautiful. She's a beauty junkie, a shopping connoisseur, a book collector, a purse addict, and a budding mom-tepreneur. Tina has a long-standing (and well-documented!) but one-sided love affair with cats. Special talents include: the ability to eat again an hour after eating, shopping at 3 different malls in 1 day, and taking a 3-hour power nap every day including weekends.

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