Can you believe that symbolic Tsukiji Fish Market moves to somewhere else?
The famous tourist site Tsukiji Fish Market closed and moved to Toyosu Fish Market in mid October, 2018. Tsukiji Market and restaurants and shops in it also closed. However, you can still enjoy Tsukiji Fish Market!
Today, I’d like to let you know about how to fully enjoy Tsukiji Fish Market after its moving. You can still taste fresh sushi and join special food tours in Tsukiji Fish Market. Here is also the introduction of Toyosu Fish Market, the successor to Tsukiji.
History of Tsukiji Fish Market
Let’s look back the brief history of Tsukiji Fish Market at first. Tokyo’s oldest Metropolitan Central Wholesale Markets Tsukiji Fish Market was originally born in Nihonbashi area in Edo Period. Ieyasu Tokugawa gave a part of fishers the rights to fish and sell them there, so that it had been flourished as a fish market by them.
However, the fish market was destroyed by the Great Kanto earthquake in 1923. And then, Tokyo’s government newly founded a temporary market in Tsukiji, which is the predecessor of the current Tsukiji Fish Market. It has become the world’s biggest fish market today, and in 2001, the iconic food spot was determined to move to Toyosu due to the aging buildings in the market.
What’s at Tsukiji Fish Market
Tsukiji Fish Market is one of the most popular tourist site in Tokyo, and eating the freshest seafood such as Sushi and Sashimi there is one of the best things to do. “Tsukiji” is divided into two areas: the inner and outer market. Many of the top-rated Sushi restaurants are located in the inner market. Numerous visitors make long lines in front of each restaurant to wait for a few hours. Additionally, you could see the famous tuna auctions around 6 AM in the inner market. Of course, there are also a great number of seafood restaurants and shops in the outer market, which remain in business after the relocation in October 2018.
If you want to make sure to experience the authentic seafood at Tsukiji FIsh Market, join these tours with a English-speaking guide! You may get to know the hidden secrets of Tsukiji Fish Market on the tours.
Toyosu is the new site of the market, located about 2.3 kilometers away from Tsukiji. Are you feeling a little disappointed at the relocation? It’s OK. The restaurants and shops in the outer market of Tsukiji remains open beyond October 2018, and Tsukiji has a plan that a new food-themed complex takes the place of the inner market.
You can enjoy eating and shopping fresh seafood, fruit and vegetable at the new market in Toyosu. Even the chance to see the tuna auctions is offered at Toyosu Fish Market. In addition to restaurants, a variety of attractions are there including shops for kitchen utensils and Japanese traditional craft products and hot spring facility.
If you have a plan to travel to Tokyo, I still really recommend to visit Tsukiji Fish Market and taste various fresh seafood. Toyosu Fish Market is located near Tsukiji Fish Market, so how about walking to the new market from Tsukiji Fish Market!
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