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Tsukiji Fish Market Part 3 - Unusual Sea Creatures at Wholesalers Market
Aside from the tuna auctions, Tsukiji Fish Market consisted of the Wholesalers Market, the massive area of stalls right next to the warehouses and the Outer Market.

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Sold tuna from the auction, as well as all kinds of other seafood, seemed to make their way next to the Wholesalers Market, if they weren't bound for any other destination.

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Tsukiji Fish Market Part 2 - The Awesome Fresh and Frozen Tuna Auctions
When Linh and I caught sight of all the fresh tuna in the Tsukiji Fish Market, I was a little prepared since I'd seen photos of the scene only a few days earlier during research for the visit.

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However, nothing beats experiencing being right next to them all, with their huge size and number, laid out bare on the floor.

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Tsukiji Fish Market Part 1 - Tokyo’s Top Attraction - How we saw all the action!
Tsukiji Fish Market. Arguably Tokyo's top attraction, the market is full of unusual sea creatures fresh from the boat and tonnes of large tuna that you can view close-up. With our love of sushi, the Tsukiji Fish Market was certainly a destination during our visit to Tokyo, even if an early 5am start was required!

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Getting to Tsukiji Fish Market Early and On Time

During our research, we read that its best to arrive around 5am, though we were also told 3am would introduce us to alot more of the action! I'm assuming the earlier time would have revealed lots of unloading of mountains of sea creatures from the arriving ships, but can't verify this since we didn't aim to get to Tsukiji until after 5am.
We did want to catch the tuna auctions however, and this is how we did it.

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Modern Tokyo Midtown
Tokyo Midtown composes ultra-modern buildings to become possibly the only recent development that can challenge the nearby grandeur of Roppongi Hills.

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Having only opened in 2007, Tokyo Midtown similarly features restaurants and retail, with art galleries and leafy spaces.

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TV Asashi Headquarters in Roppongi Hills
Within the grounds of the urban luxury destination, Roppongi Hills, is the headquarters for the TV Asashi network. It's not a major exhibition hall as we would have hoped for, but since we were in the area exploring Roppongi Hills, we wandered in and were at least able to explore the foyer and the shop containing a mix of TV Asashi memorabilia and general tourist items.

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If you're a fan of the network then I guess you'd probaby love checking out the foyer which hosts lots of posters and banners of its productions on its walls and amongst the bars framing the giant, glass outfacing wall.

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