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Tsukiji Fish Market Won't Be Swimming Away Anytime Soon


Zarifah Azhar •  Sep 01, 2016


You have probably heard that Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo is set to relocate this November, but plans to relocate the market are postponed to early next year. This fish market is the largest wholesale fish and seafood market in the world!
Fears over environmental contamination as well as the high construction costs of the new site have pushed the move back. The new site at Toyosu was formerly a gas plant and the local government has paid 86 billion yen (US$833 million) in clean-up costs to ensure that the new place is safe. [caption id="attachment_11129" align="alignnone" width="1024"]
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Tuna auction[/caption] Credit: Kristjan on Flickr Japan’s Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said that she wants to wait for the results of the water testing in January. She has yet to comment on whether or not she will consider scrapping the move if the test results came back negative.
Nevertheless, this is good news for those who want to visit the fish market at its original site. So hurry and plan your trip to Tokyo now!
P.S. Don’t forget to download the HHWT Travel Planner app, available on Google Play for Android and iTunes Store for iOS, to make your trip to Tokyo even easier! You can find attractions as well as halal food and prayer spaces near these attractions, so no worries on not being able to find halal food anymore! [iframe seamless="seamless" style="border: none; overflow: hidden;" height="450" width="100%" scrolling="no" src="https://pollbuzz.co/frame/831?type=poll"][/iframe]