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A Tale Of 2 Markets: Tokyo’s Foodie Paradise.
“To see a wide variety of seasonal seafood, don’t miss the two buildings of the Tsukiji Uogashi. In the early morning hours, it’s only open to chefs shopping for their restaurants. After 9am it opens to the general public. There you’ll find 60 shops – mostly seafood, but also produce and other pantry essentials – and while there’s no dining area inside the marketplace, many shops sell sushi, sashimi, donburi, bento and sliced fruit packs to go; there’s an open-air picnic area on the rooftop if the weather is good. You’ll also find 4 restaurants on the 3rd floor (called Uogashi Shokudō, open from 7am) selling sashimi rice bowls, deep-fried seafood and chicken dishes.” [Photo: Wally Gobetz/Flickr]