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PSA: Get To Japan And Visit The World's Biggest Fucking Fish Market

Set your alarm for 02:00 a.m. 強くなります

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Visiting Tsukiji requires careful preparation. You have to get up VERY early. And then sit in a cold room for hours before you can see the tuna auction. This was my kit...

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Hat, scarves, trakky daks, hoodie, several t-shirts, several pairs of socks, food and water; a heat pack to keep hands warm and something to read.

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Even though the tuna auction doesn't start until 05:30, you have to get there between 03:00 and 04:00 to get a spot, because there are only 120 spaces. Most mornings they are turning people away at 03:30. 😢

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Your correspondent knows nothing about inspecting tuna sadly, but it appears a lot can be gauged with a quick look at the quality of the flesh: every buyer has a fish hook and flashlight.

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AMAZING!!!!!!!!! 🐟 🐟 🐟 🐟 🐟 🐟

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Want to visit Tsukiji yourself? MOVE FAST. The fish market closes for good in November 2016 – it's being relocated ahead of the Tokyo Olympics