Visitors Get To See Inside New Toyosu Market

Visitors get to see inside new Toyosu market

Tokyo's new wholesale market has opened its doors to the public for the first time. Visitors to Toyosu market can now see the fishmongers and auctioneers in action.

The public is allowed to walk through paned walkways in the building that replaced the famous Tsukiji market.

People posed for photos on Saturday with the small forklift trucks used in the market.

Visitors formed long lines for shops offering sushi and Japanese-style omelets called tamagoyaki.

One elementary school girl said she came because she was studying fish and the fish industry in school. She said that the new place is bigger and cleaner than Tsukiji market was.

A 20-year-old man who lives nearby said he wanted to see the market and hopes it will help the area attract more people.

The Toyosu market is open to public from 5 AM to 5 PM from Monday to Saturday except for national holidays and occasional closed days.

The tuna auctions that were a big attraction at Tsukiji can be viewed from the walkways. Visitors will be allowed to watch on the auction floor from January 15th next year.