During our trip to Tokyo, we spent one of our mornings exploring the Tsukiji Market. While we didn't make it to the tuna auction, we did spent an hour or so wandering around the wholesale area. It was after 9am by the time we got to the market, so the activities in the wholesale area were starting to wind down for the day. Even though we weren't able to watch the early morning tuna auction, we were able to get a sense of all the activities that go on in this bustling market. After exploring the wholesale area, we visited the rest of the market and then enjoyed an early sushi lunch which was simply delicious.
My wife and I spent four days in Tokyo at the end of May before heading to Hong Kong to visit our families. This was the second time each of us had visited Tokyo, but it was our first trip there together. We both loved the trip and felt that four days just wasn't enough to see and experience all that Tokyo had to offer. One of the places we really enjoyed visiting was the Asakusa district. We liked it so much that we ended up spending two afternoons there. We explored the area surrounding the Sensoji Temple and tried many of the snacks along the way. My favorite of all the food we tried was the freshly baked, jumbo melon pan from Kagetsudo. We had to line up for about twenty minutes since Kagetsudo is quite well known, but it was well worth the wait. If you ever find yourself in Toyko, you should definitely set aside some time to visit Asakusa. Just make sure you go hungry so that you can sample all the great, local food you'll find there.