Friday 3 January 2014

Tokyo Fish Market Makes Way For Developers

Tokyo's iconic fish market is to make way for multi story apartments in the lead up to the 2020 Olympic Games.

The 20 hectare site is considered ideal for development and the market is to be moved to an island location on Tokyo Bay that used to be the site of a refinery. The market is crowded and lacks some of the modern hygiene requirements but will be sorely missed by the thousands of restaurants around it as well as the residents of Tokyo who have come to rely on its services over the last 8 decades.

Prime real estate in Central Tokyo is worth billions of dollars but every market trader will feel a tinge of sadness that the worlds largest fish market is to be displaced.