Rinse and shine! Nah, scrap that.
It was nowhere near the time when the rays of the sun even begin to warm Tokyo. We slept less than 3 hours, and it was time for us to wake up. Try not to plan stuff like this if you’re planning to snuggle in your warm bed!
The alarm clock started ringing at 2:30am. Bleary-eyed, we dragged our limp bodies into the shower to refresh ourselves. What on earth did we get up so early for? The world-renowned Tsukiji Fish Market!
Visiting the official website, it may seem rather un-inviting from the way they phrase their words, which is exactly what they want to achieve!
.. Various problems have arisen in association with the increased number of tourists ..
Also, various rules apply :
.. Up to 120 visitors per day, on a first-come, first-served basis ..
Lucky for us, our research gave us a surprise in the form of Mr. Naoto Nakamura – a veteran of Tsukiji Fish Market who conducts private tours.
In a *cold* and drizzling morning, armed with our map indicating the rendezvous point, we set off for Tsukiji Fish Market. In a cab, of course. Get your hotel to call one for you. There was no other form of public transport at 3:30am in the morning, and I would like to add it burned a huge hole in my pocket for a 10-minutes ride.