Japan is an interesting country to explore, less visited than some of its eastern neighbours, but equally captivating and offering much to be discovered. Tokyo is a city that has developed rapidly and is one of the most exciting places to visit when in Japan. There are many modern wonders that visitors can stop by at when in the city that reflect what the country is today, but what Japanese day to day life entails too will be interesting to observe. The ideal place to witness this is at the Tsukiji Central Fish Market, one of the largest of its type in the world, and one of the most prominent wholesale markets in the country.
The market complex comes to life during the early hours of the day, with hundreds of vendors selling large amounts of fish, along with vegetables, meat and flowers. Thousands of tons of fish are sold here daily, and while the place will be full of life at 5 am, by 9 am things will begin to quite down. There are approximately 450 kinds of sea food sold here brought from all over the world. It is quite a sight and thus has become popular among visitors to Tokyo.
One of the largest attractions that draw spectators to the market is the tuna auction that is held here. Large fish are laid out here and wholesalers bid for the best pieces which are then sold in individual stalls. Due to the vast popularity of this auction the number that can witness this show is limited to just over a hundred, and thus visitors should head over early as it fills up on a first come first served basis. It is a thrilling sight not to be missed.
For those who enjoy authentic local cuisine the Tsukiji Central Market is an ideal place to be in during the breakfast hours. Stalls and restaurants here serve up delicious sushi and other Japanese favourites that will keep visitors wanting more. It is a great place to truly experience Tokyo, and get a glance into the life of the locals.
Though a visit to the market will not be the most lavish adventure visitors will enjoy spending the rest of their time in a luxury hotel Tokyo. The ideal hotel Tokyo for those who want opulent and grand settings is The Peninsula Tokyo. The stylish and comfortable accommodation is brilliantly located and is the perfect place to create unforgettable holiday memories.