Well maybe its not really a "photo essay" but here is a group of photos from the famous Tokyo Fish Market, the largest in Tokyo. I knew I would see a lot of fish markets in Korea but I still decided to go down and check it out. In the long run I'm stoked I did. It was definitely a very visual and interesting place. We (My friend Kristen was showing me around) didn't get there until about 9am but there was still plenty of action until about 11am. In addition to the fish market, there are tons of other alleyways in the area. After a helpful local started talking to us, Kristen and I went to a tiny hole-in-the-world tempura restaurant that seat about 8 people. We shared a table with to busy and angry looking businessman... anyway, it was the best tempura I have ever had!
If you ever end up in Tokyo, go check out the fish market, you won't be disappointed!