Tokyo’s World-Famous Tsukiji Fish Market Closes After 83 Years
A world-famous fish market in Tokyo, Japan recently closed its doors to its customers, marking the end of an era of serving the local community of Tsukiji and its surrounding areas with some of the world’s best quality seafood for 83 fruitful years.
Tsukiji Market, considered as the largest wholesale seafood market in the world, held its final day of business on Saturday before closing for the scheduled move to a new site next week.
First constructed in 1935, the market/tourist attraction situated between Ginza and the Sumida River, was forced to relocate after the Japanese government decided to move the market to Toyosu, which is about 3.5 kilometers (2.2 miles) away.
Loyal customers were joined by throngs of foreign visitors as they bade farewell to Tsukiji Market on its last day, according to Soranews24.
Some of them remained positive in keeping their customers as they move their businesses to Toyosu. Others, however, decided to give up their trade and close shop entirely.
The new site, which is set to open for business on October 11 (and to tourists on October 13), will be an indoor facility which is a departure from the open-air style of Tsukiji Market.
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