At Tsukiji market it is important to keep your head on a swivel or you will get run over by aggressive drivers of these awesome carts.
Cruising down the elevator at the Dentsu building, near Tsukiji market
A tourist up at the crack of dawn heading for Tsukiji market. Our hotel, the Hyatt Regency Tokyo is in the background. It was neat to see Tokyo kind of slow/empty at the beginning of the day.
Study this subway map. Quiz tomorrow.
Our ride to Tsukiji rolls in...note the time showing the NEXT train scheduled for 5:36 AM.
Tsukiji market is a working market so you need to navigate around trucks and workers to get to the businesses.
Stuff piled everywhere...
Perusing the wares...
different kinds of japanese pickles, yum!
Patty asked for a closeup of this, so it must be good stuff.
There is a huge line for Sushi Dai at Tsukiji -- we didn't brave the line but instead chose a neighboring place that was still quite good.
We ate at this place (only in Japanese so I don't know the name). The chef had an impressive memory -- he took orders from everyone (12 people or so) and kept the orders straight from then on.
After breakfast we walked out and checked out the people still standing in the line to eat at Sushi Dai.
This tall guy butted in just as i was taking a photo of this little restaurant.
Coming through! The worker just pushes through the crowd towing this large fish (tuna?) .
Lots of eating-related items for sale. Dishes and such here...
These grapes are immense! I also like the sign telling people not to touch them.
Patty going in for another round -- trying a random noodle shop. I don't know where she puts it all.
Patty's ramen (Shu mai not shown...)
Market in the background -- ready to move on.
More food stalls next door to the market.
Patty thinking about round three...
This pot of something or other looks delicious. I thought this lady was going to kill me for taking a photo.
Walking the alleys of jogai-shijo, next door to Tsukiji Market. This place has a lot of good looking food too.
random jogai-shijo shot
Eel on a stick! Time for a snack.
Walking towards Ginza. This is a famous Kabuki theater, dwarfed by a skyscraper.