Japanese like fish, fresh raw fish. In Japan, there are also many processed fish products. It is common knowledge.
But even being well acquainted with modern logistics processes at first, I did not understand how it works – the Tsukiji Fish Market, the biggest wholesale fish market in the world. Located in Japan not far from the most beautiful parts of Tokyo. The place is extremely different from the adjacent quarters. There are plans to relocate it. But it could be difficult as the wholesale area is really very big, fully sheltered, with many traders inside. And, it is surrounded by many retail shops, fish stands, and restaurants. It opens in the early morning, and closes in the late morning hours, as the fish is dispatched to restaurants that would use it the same day.
We got there almost at its close, but there were still many people processing fish and other sea produce. Below some photo impressions.
Seen in Tokyo, May 2016. As I was explained by a colleague, who visited this place two years later, access to the Tsukiji Fish market for visitors was, in the meantime, restricted. It is no longer possible to move around like we did it in 2016.