Posted by: Joe
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced that the Tsukiji Fish Market's tuna auction site is temporarily close to the public from April 8th to May 8th. The tuna auction has become one of the most popular site seeing spots in Japan and more and more visitors have been to the area observing the auction. They said that they had over 500 people waiting in line to see the auction!
The government decided to close the tuna auction area to secure the area's safety and keep the market's operations from being disrupted by visitors.
But don't worry, the market is not completely close down. You can still go to the other area and see fisherman slicing the big tuna. That's not something you see everyday.
Also you can have fresh fish for your breakfast! I had this delicious Kaisendon (a bowl of rice topped with sashimi) for my breakfast. Yummy!
The tuna auction area will re-open to the public on May 10. Till then, you don't have to get up too early to go to the fish market.
Posted by: Johrel (April 9, 2010 4:44 AM)