The Tuna Auction at Tsukiji Market: A How Not to Guide

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The Tuna Auction at Tsukiji Market: A How Not to Guide

A while ago, as I was scrolling through the arch nemesis of all things productive, namely Pinterest, I read a quote that said ‘disappointment is the nurse of wisdom’. It was on a black background in a white, jangly sort of handwritten font that last Monday suddenly began flashing before my eyes again and again.

However, the words had been re-written and instead said ‘disappointment is getting up at the crack of dawn to watch the tuna auction at Tsukiji Market only to find that registration had already finished and you were now stuck with more hours in a day than you had ever expected from the earth’s rotational capabilities’.

So, with these two inspirational quotes in mind I have put together a brief ‘how not to guide’ to the tuna auction. For actual, helpful information fellow GP blogger Grace Buchele Mineta has made it to the auction and written a really useful post about it on her website which I definitely regret not reading earlier.

So without further adieu, here is my guide for now to not see the Tsukiji Tuna Auction.



1. Don’t turn up at 4.30 am feeling smug at your prematurity

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