Tokyo's world- Tsukiji fish market has closed after 83 years of . It shut permanently at on Saturday, bringing an end to its long of trading in all kinds of fish. The market is being moved to a new in the Toyosu area of Tokyo. The new market will start operating on Thursday. City planners in Tokyo made the to close the market at Tsukiji because they wanted to build a lot for the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, which will take place in 2020. Market at Tsukiji were sad on Saturday as they shut up shop. One seafood auctioneer, Hisao Ishii, said: "I'm almost crying. Today is a sad day of ."
Tsukiji fish market was known as the " of Japan". Britain's Financial Times newspaper described important the market was. It wrote: "Tsukiji is a symbol of the food trade, the home of Japanese , and is one of Tokyo's most popular tourist ." It added that the at Tsukiji showed, "an older Tokyo that is gradually disappearing in favor of high-rise towers". Nearly 500 types of seafood were sold at the market. The most famous sold there was bluefin tuna. One bluefin sold for a $1.7million in 2013. Hiroyasu Ito, chairman of the Tsukiji Market Association, said: "Everyone was pouring their heart and soul into their trade until the very ".