Tourists watching the early auction at Tokyo Fish Market - Stock image
Fish Market, Market, Market Stall, Store, Animal Scale
Tokyo, Japan - March 9, 2007: Tourist wake up early to take a glimpse at the famous tunafish actions which take place very early in the morning at Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan. Seafood merchants buy tuna fish at the action and then transport them to their stalls in wooden charts where they are sliced further and sold. The market handles approx 2,888 tons of fish a day generating over 2.8 billion yen. Tsukiji Market are scheduled to be closed in 2012 due to the old building and quantity of fish have been increasing, will be moved to seaside area Toyosu. The Tokyo Tsujiki Fish Market it is the biggest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world. The market is located in central of Tokyo, and is a major attraction for foreign visitors.