Tsukiji Fish Market is one of the largest markets in the world and also the biggest fish and seafood market on the planet. The market, situated near the Tsukijishijo Station, was opened in 1935 as a dedicated commercial zone, with a focus on the wholesale purchasing of fish and other major seafood.
The market has been divided into two sections; the inner and outer section. The inner section contains close to thousand licensed wholesalers and fish processors who process the seafood brought in before retailed to the public.
The area is restricted for health concerns as the highest standard of neat environment is required in the inner section. The outer section, however, is just more than a fish market. Here kitchen utensils and groceries are sold.
Seafood restaurants and retail shops that sell the seafood are all found in this section. The area is opened to the public and it is usually patronized by both locals and tourists.
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