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JAPAN: Tsukiji Fish Market to close 2014

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TSUKIJI FISH MARKET TO CLOSE — The famous Tsukiji fish market, the world’s largest fish market and a must-see slice of Tokyo that tourists flock to before dawn, is set to close in late 2014, the Guardian reported.

The world’s largest seafood market will move to the neighbouring district of Toyosu and is set to become 40 percent larger.

RELATED GUIDE: How to visit the Tsukiji fish market 

The increasingly decrepit state of Tsukiji and its position on prime Ginza real estate are the reasons behind the move.

Wholesale stalls at the Tsukiji Fish Market, Tokyo. Photo: Erik Bergin

RELATED Read about the plans for a new Tsukiji fish market (Tofugu.com)

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