Monday, March 23, 2009
Visiting Yanagibashi Fish Market
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For Japanese, getting fresh fish are so important. Housewives often exchange information about where they can get fresh food. Yanagibashi Fish Market is the only one commercial wholesale market in Nagoya and the surrounding areas that local people and tourists can also shop around besides professional chefs from restaurants and hotels in this area. It is surprising to know that it is located right in the center of the city, near the Nagoya station in between tall buildings.
For these years, it becomes a popular spot for tourists from abroad. Since I belong to one of the volunteer interpreter groups in Nagoya, my group has decided to join the guided tour for visitors. Since they don't conduct a tour in any other language but the Japanese, we believed that taking part in this tour would help us a lot in terms of knowledge and information about a market when we guide visitors from abroad some other time.
Well, we joined the tour out of our pure desire to study for the purpose. But the thing is the market guided tour was much more exciting than we expected that we put our purpose aside and really enjoyed ourselves looking around, shopping and even tasting foods.
Boy, we had a good time!