A new year means new beginnings. For the Tsukiji fish market, that new beginning may finally arrive in 2018. News of the market’s closure in Tsukiji and rebirth in the nearby Toyosu neighborhood has been a regular feature in the news. This year, however, the closing will very likely become a reality.
There has been lots of talk about how sanitized (both hygienically and aesthetically) the new location will be. Either way, aging facilities and the looming Olympics make the move an inevitability. One of Tokyo’s most iconic commercial centers will soon leave the formidable real estate where it now sits.