Monday, May 29, 2017

Japan- Tsukiji Fish Market and Ginza Shopping Area

Walking around the market

Lots of unusual looking items for sale

Good looking salmon

Many wires in the market area!
Shopping in ginza

Large department store in Ginza

The Tsukiji Fish Market is the biggest wholesale fish and seafood  market in the world and also one of the largest wholesale food markets of any kind.

The market is located in Tsikiji  in central Tokyo, between the Sumida River and the upmarket Ginza  shopping district. While the inner wholesale market has restricted access to visitors, the outer retail market, restaurants and associated restaurant supply stores remain a major tourist attraction for both domestic and overseas visitors.

It was an adventure spending the morning in the market.

The Ginza  is Tokyo's most famous upmarket shopping, dining and entertainment district, featuring numerous department stores,  boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, night clubs and cafes.
One square meter of land in the district's center is worth over ten million yen, making it one of the most expensive real estate in Japan. It is where you can find the infamous $10 cups of coffee and where virtually every leading brand name in fashion and cosmetics has a presence.

From 1612 to 1800, today's Ginza district was the site of a silver coin mint (Ginza means "silver mint" in Japanwsw), after which the district was eventually named. The Ginza evolved as an upmarket shopping district following the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake.

Most shops in the Ginza district are open every day of the week. A visit is most pleasant on weekend afternoons when the central Chuo Dori street is closed to automobile traffic and become a large pedestrian zone. The road closure takes place from 12 to 5:00 PM.

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