Day 4 began at 4:30AM with a visit to Tokyo’s Tsukiji Fish Market, the largest such operation in the world.
Generally a major tourist attraction, the famed tuna auction has been cancelled and access to the market area restricted due to the March 11 events. Fully aware of the possible limited ability to experience the facility, everyone was up and ready for the visit.
The highlight of the morning was a sushi breakfast at local shop right in the market. Except for Keiko and myself, no one had ever experienced the wide array of freshly caught fish and other seafood in the preparation of sushi … and in one case, a student had sushi for the very first time.
Personally, a featured offering of oysters was a very special treat.
The experience is worth getting up at 4:30AM!