Tsukiji Market / Uogashi Yokocho-Vol. 1

By Kikki - Last updated: 火曜日, 8月 28, 2012 - Save & Share - Leave a Comment

 ‘Uogashi-yokocho’ creates something professional atmosphere



So-called ‘uogashi-yokocho’ is located within the Tokyo Central Wholesale Market-The Tsukiji Market. Official name of the area is ‘the offices and shops of the associated business companies under the Tokyo Central Wholesale Market-The Tsukiji Market’. ‘Jonai’ or inner market is neither an amusement park nor a shopping center. Each shop and market staff is doing business in the inner market. So the market is for professional people. In the official market place, you feel liveliness and atmosphere of professional world in the ‘uogashi-yokocho’ while purchasing tools and food materials at shops and enjoy eating qualified taste of dishes in restaurants. Actually, `uogashi-yokocho’ is regarded as one of the large shopping districts inTokyo, consisted of about 140 specialty stores.

 Specialty Stores run by associated companies


Associated companies in the ‘uogashi-yokocho’ complement the major function of the market. Along with restaurants, there are specialty stores where sell various kinds of products and goods.  There are stores of seasoned dry laver, green tea leave, books, groceries, kitchen knives, and others. A very peculiar product among items a garnish of shredded or sliced vegetables served with raw fish. Although, restaurants within the area are rather small scale, they serve very popular dishes which attract visitors to the market.





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