The Tsukiji fish market is a place you must definitely visit while in Tokyo. It’s the biggest wholesale market in the world and it’s really impressive to see. If you are ready to wake up really really early you have the possibility to see the tuna auctions which starts at 5am (we were not ready to wake up that early). From 9 to 11 you can visit the market itself. You must be very careful because the alleys are not very wide and you have to watch out for the people who are working there so that you don’t bother them. At 10.30am some workers are already packing their gear and you can see some people cleaning huge knives they use to cut the fishes.
The place is extremely clean (you are in Japan remember) and I was very surprised not to smell the fish or seafood odor I was expecting. And even at 9am in the morning I really wanted to taste the food that you can find there. Just after the market we had the freshest sushis possible as breakfast. It was great !
I am very pleased with the pics I shot with my Leica. I had Portra 400 rolls and because of the light I had to shoot at apertures from 1.4 to 2.8. I managed to get some good shots even if focusing is not always easy at these apertures especially when the subjects are always moving.
Scans by Carmencita.