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Sunday, November 1, 2015

Time Is Running Out For Tsukiji Fish Market

Above, vendor stalls at the Tsukiji Fish Market. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

The Japan Times has an article on the "ticking clock" of the impending closure of the famed Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo.

It is slated to close one year from tomorrow and the new fish market in the Toyosu district of Tokyo’s Koto Ward will open November 7, 2016.

The current fish market was built in 1935 and is now considered too old for today's demands. Visitors to Tsukiji can generally wander around the facilities at will. I visited the facility in 2010.

Unfortunately, this will not be the case at the Koto Ward facility. It will consist of three main buildings and public access will be strictly regulated.

If you want to visit the historic Tsukiji Fish Market before it closes, now is the time to do so.

To read The Japan Times article, go here.

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