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WATCH: A Tuna Auction Turned Tourist Attraction

Destination & Tourism | Gabe Zaldivar | October 04, 2016

WATCH: A Tuna Auction Turned Tourist Attraction

PHOTO: Fishmongers trim huge tuna at Tokyo's Tsukiji. (Photo courtesy Instagram/bonitozzu)

If you flip for the rapid and intoxicating pace of a good auction and love to see fishmongers clean massive fish ripped straight from the sea, then you may find some value in visiting Japan’s famed Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo.

Amazingly fresh fish and an early-morning show that has taken place for years is drawing tourists to a spot that serves as some kind of Mecca for sushi connoisseurs.

It’s a bucket list item as evidence by the following video from YouTube channel Insider, which compiled various videos from social media that highlight what you can expect with a visit to this captivating locale.

If you like your tuna nigiri, then you will love this:

It’s a sushi lover’s dream come true, and you can see far more splashed across the transom of social media, such as this video that highlights the elegant manner these gigantic tunas get trimmed down:


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As the video states, space is limited for tourists wanting to catch a glimpse of the auction, so make sure you get there early. If you do, you will be well rewarded as the location boasts some of the best and freshest sushi you will ever have in your life.

Its website has more information on location and what you can expect in a visit. has a nice breakdown of the area as well. Of course, TravelPulse founder Mark Murphy has also stopped by this very location to illustrate the enormity of its offerings.

If there is one place in the world that can boast of being the apex of sushi tourism then it very well might be this market tucked away in Tokyo.

Just make sure you come energized and hungry and you are sure to have an amazing time.

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