Tsukiji countdown: clock ticking on famed fish market

Last Modified: Fri Feb 05 2016 13:51:19 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 02-Nov-16
    the Tsukiji market will close the doors on its 80-year history as it prepares to move to a new site in the Toyosu district of Tokyo’s Koto Ward.
  • 1935
    year the Tsukiji fish market was built. It is one of 11 wholesale markets in operation in Tokyo and is the oldest market in the city.
  • 480
    different varieties of fish and 270 varieties of fruit and vegetables are handled at the market on a daily basis.
  • 1,800 tons
    of fish and 1,160 tons of fruit and vegetables sold daily.
  • ¥1.8 billion
    on average, the total daily sales logged by the market.
  • 42,000
    or so people and 19,000 vehicles going in and out everyday.
  • 24/7
    The market never sleeps!