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The New Fish Market – Odaiba

Posted in Places by tokyobling on January 7, 2015

About 30 years ago it was decided that the legendary Tsukiji fish market (the world’s largest wholesale fish market) needed a new and more convenient location here in Tokyo and it was decided that Odaiba would be the place for it. Due to natural causes (Odaiba being reclaimed land) it took slightly longer then usual to start building but a last year the construction started in earnest at the new spot, as you can see from these photos. The new fish market is planned to open in March 2016 but it will likely take a bit longer. For anyone traveling on the Yurikamome Line from Toyosu station the new location will be familiar, as it was for many years (since 2006 at least) the home of a station that was almost invariably completely deserted, no one getting on or off, in the middle of nowhere. The Shijomae (市場前駅) station also happens to be the least used train station anywhere in Tokyo. I expect the number of passengers at the station to increase by a thousand fold this time next year.

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  1. Kristen said, on January 8, 2015 at 11:36 pm

    I love Tokyo- check out my favorite places to photograph in Tokyo: http://www.squiggl.es/blog/japan-a-photographic-journey-tokyo

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