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Tokyo fish market opens seafood restaurants, spa complex to attract more visitors

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By MARI YAMAGUCHI

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Looks fantastic, especiallythe sushi restaurans.. Should draw in a huge number of foreign visitors. At one time before closure, the Tsukiji Fish Market was the number one attraction in Tokyo for foreigners. Perhaps the new fish market will become the same.

4 ( +15 / -11 )

Excellent, a must go..

GO TOKYO!!..

GO JAPAN!!..

-13 ( +4 / -17 )

Went eating to Tsukiji the other day, the last time being over 20 years ago. A lot of tourists. The food was good, and I like those kind of old restaurants, but the walls, and the back of the restaurant were quite dirty. A lot of dusts on the pipes, aircon, etc, well sticky with the grease. It has never been cleaned in years. I was wondering how the place I went can still have the authorization to operate. Maybe till it is relocating. Hygiene will certainly be better in the new Toyosu place, but the nice and cosy atmosphere of Tsukiji will vanish, and that is the sad part of the story

5 ( +8 / -3 )

Anyone else notice the strong flavour of irony here?

Gov. Koike promoting a recreation of what she and her cronies destroyed by moving the wholesale market from Tsukiji.

Couldn't have left it where it was and clean up and rebuild the market in place, oh no. Land too valuable that must have more of the same condos and malls, oh dear.

I suppose I will go have a gander at the new fantasy, and mourn that it replaced the real thing.

3 ( +13 / -10 )

Been there recently. It is incredibly overcrowded by tourists. Not a fun place to be even though the sushi are great.

@ Didou

But the walls, and the back of the restaurant were quite dirty. A lot of dusts on the pipes, aircon, etc, well sticky with the grease. It has never been cleaned in years. I was wondering how the place I went can still have the authorization to operate. 

Yes, there are many dirty restaurants, and it's not limited to Tsukiji. There are numerous old restaurants in Tokyo with the characteristics you described. I am always surprised by this, even though Japanese are usually super clean.

6 ( +9 / -3 )

To attract more tourists? Thought the place is already full of them.

2 ( +4 / -2 )

Need some smart satellite locations, same brand, not that tough to deliver fresh fish great spots for restaurants and spas etc. Too many people in place = not good.

3 ( +4 / -1 )

The charm of Tsukiji was that it was just a hop-skip-and-a-jump from central Tokyo and was a fantastic place to stop by for seafood. Tsukiji was just part of the neighborhood. The coziness, charm and history of the place was also a big attraction for many. It was just a daily part of living in Tokyo. They should've spent the billions they did on Toyosu instead to expand, clean up and modernize Tsukiji. Going out to Toyosu is a hassle.

10 ( +12 / -2 )

Toyosu is a dump. But it least it's out of the way, meaning it's fewer irritating tourists to deal with while going about my daily business.

-4 ( +7 / -11 )

I'd rather get down and dirty in the old outer Tsukiji area then to travel to a steril place with a sanitized fake environment.

6 ( +10 / -4 )

Yeah... as others have said, it's more fake, sanitized, fantasy-land Edo history-worship... Why can't Tokyo ever just keep the real thing? Tsukiji was interesting, and this is just depressing. Another food court, another boring shopping mall.

4 ( +10 / -6 )

There will always be those who prefer to visit the castle at Euro-Disney rather tan the 45,000 actual castles in France. I, for one, am not one of them.

What next? Level Shirakawago and replace it with a Ghibli theme park and associated Aburaya onsen lando?

4 ( +7 / -3 )

In a recent visit I found Toyosu to be unimaginative, tiring and prices way, way too expensive. Better value and at least comparable in quality even in Tokyo centre. Not worth the trip for eating.

7 ( +7 / -0 )

I remember some years back people at the fish market were complaining too many tourists. Now they're begging people to visit. You can't have it both ways.

3 ( +8 / -5 )

Don't whine about too many tourists later.

0 ( +7 / -7 )

Been there. Overly crowded, not just by tourists, very expensive restaurants, and in the evening, rats all over the place.

-2 ( +5 / -7 )

Why was Tsukiji moved? Was no effort made to rebuild on the original site, as some have suggested? Not so, as Buzzfeed reports. In the end, it was determined that the market had outgrown its premises.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/jp/kensukeseya/tsukiji-toyosu-transfer-problem-90

And what of the site now? More condos and malls planned?

No. Again, contrary to what some commenters have written, the site will be either a public sports complex or a manga/anime- themed expo center.

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/shutoken-news/20231031/1000098681.html

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