Tsukiji market offers final tuna auction tour
Jiji -- Sep 15
Tokyo's Tsukiji food market will offer a final tour of its tuna auction site on Saturday, ahead of the market's closure next month.

The iconic market in Chuo Ward is a popular tourist destination, particularly among people from abroad, because visitors are given an opportunity to take a close-up look at tuna auctions.

Subscriptions to Friday's tour of the wholesale area for frozen tuna reached the capacity of 120 as early as 2 a.m. (5 p.m. Thursday GMT), according to Tokyo metropolitan government officials.

Friday's tour was open to the media.

The auction started around 6 a.m. Tour participants were divided into two groups before entering the auction area, where 253 frozen tunas were lined up for sale. Taking photos, the visitors watched the auction enthusiastically.

News source: Jiji
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