Tokyo's famous Tsukiji fish market closed on Saturday after 83 years. It is moving to a new area of Tokyo. The new market will open on Thursday. Tokyo city planners closed Tsukiji market for parking for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics. Market workers at Tsukiji were sad on Saturday as they closed for the last time. One fish worker said: "I'm almost crying. Today is a sad day of goodbyes."
Tsukiji was called the "kitchen of Japan". A newspaper described why it was important. It wrote: "Tsukiji is a symbol of the global food trade, the home of Japanese cuisine, and is one of Tokyo's most popular tourist attractions." It added: "Tsukiji showed "an older Tokyo that is...disappearing". Tsukiji's most famous product was tuna. One tuna sold for $1.7million in 2013. The chairman of Tsukiji said everyone worked hard at the market, "until the very end".