Tokyo (CNN) — After two years of delays and uncertainty, the Toyosu fish market in Tokyofinally opened its doors on October 11 at the stroke of midnight.
Toyosu replaces Tokyo’s famous Tsukiji market, a popular tourist destination that closed on October 6 following 83 years of operations.
The new Toyosu market covers 407,000 square meters — making it 1.8 times larger than Tsukiji, which contained the world’s largest fish and seafood market.
The relocation from Tsukiji took just four days, a remarkable feat considering the old market was home to more than 600 seafood and vegetable traders. Read more
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