An In-Depth Look at Tsukiji Market

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David Kinch, chef and owner of Manresa in Los Gatos, is deeply inspired by the food and culture in Japan. He has been visiting Japan frequently over the last eight years and stops by Tsukiji Market every day during his visits to Tokyo. He shares a snapshot of the market with us.

gf140111tokyo.jpgBeth Reiber is the author of Frommer's Japan and Frommer's Tokyo. She is also an ambassador for Visit Japan. She says 30 years ago there were few or no foreigners at Tsukiji but today, tourists are loving the market to death. Although they now limit the number of tourists who can visit the tuna auction, Reiber suggests skipping the auction in favor of a sushi breakfast at one of the many stalls that line the outside of the market.

gf140111tsukiji.jpgProfessor Theodore Bestor is the director of the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard where he teaches anthropology. He's also the author of Tsukiji: The Fish Market at the Center of the World. He discusses the future of Tsukiji, which is due to move in 2016 in advance of the 2020 Olympics.