The Yobuko Morning Fish Market is one of the largest in Japan despite its isolated location on a peninsula in northwest Kyushu. Kent, Linda and I went on March 27, 2013.

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The Omi-cho market in the middle of Kanazawa has been established since the middle of the seventeenth century. In 2009 a new building was built and the old stalls scrapped. Linda and I went for a visit with Noriko on April 15, 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

On April 9, 2010 Linda and I walked around the outer market next to the enormous Tsukiji Fish Market with our guide Yumi. This outer market sells retail to anyone and is quite popular. While fish is the star attraction, it represents less than half of the total stalls, but almost all of them are related to cooking and eating. There are also some sushi restaurants. Read the rest of this entry »

The Tsukiji Fish Market

April 9, 2010

Tokyo’s Tsukiji wholesale fish market is many times larger than any other fish market in the world. It has three main functions. There is a tuna auction most mornings at 5:20 where mostly frozen and some fresh whole tuna carcasses are auctioned off. There is a loading area where buyers can load their trucks and there is a market where 900 licensed wholesalers sell fish to retailers, restaurants etc. Read the rest of this entry »