Since my place, Yotsuya, has a bus stop to Tsukiji market I go for shopping there at least once a month regularly. It takes about 20 min by bus to there.
After get off the bus, first I head to inside fish market. I strait go to buy fresh salmon in “Sanmasu” . The store provides fresh thick cut salmon, those are very flavorful and juicy. I can choose from salted, light salted, non-salted . Also can get fatty part “harami” , salmon roe and smoked salmon. Those are inexpensive and never find such fresh salmon in the store near my area.
* Attention, inside market allows to enter for visitor after 10 am.
Mimasu / salmon shop
There are not only seafood shops, but also exclusive meat shop inside the market. I chose high grade beef from Hokkaido for special dinner. The butcher cut preference thickness for me. This meat could be cut as thin slice for Sukiyaki or Shabu shabu. It is pricy, but worth to taste. When I want to have really nice beef for special occasion, I come here and ask the butcher what to buy.
I also buy fresh seasonal seafood, like oysters, scallops, squids, shrimps and tuna. I often go there with my friends, which is good we can share bulk of seafood, which usually wholesale for fishmongers and restaurants.
I’ll come back shopping later!