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End of an Era for the World’s Most Famous Fish Market

Tokyo’s iconic Tsukiji market is leaving the location it’s occupied for more than 80 years.

The end of an era has finally come for the world's oldest, biggest — and arguably most famous — fish market.

On Oct. 6, Japan’s Tsukiji fish market will begin the move from its current spot near the upmarket Tokyo shopping area of Ginza to a location that used to house a gasworks close to Tokyo Bay, a move that’s been under discussion since 2001. The new market is set to open its doors on Oct. 11.