It’s been two years since I last wrote about Tsukiji Market and a lot has happen since then, unfortunately most of it is bad. If you have been following Japanese news the conditions of the new market are anything but acceptable and it should come a little to no surprise since it was made aware that the new location was being built on a man-made island that was used as a dumping ground for toxic waste.
In addition to the leaking of the toxic materials some of the structures have water in the understructures illustration more incompetence for the companies that were responsible for developing them.
The only good news is that Gov. Koike is determined to get to the bottom of this and have it cleaned up and ready to go prior to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The train stop is Shijo Mae on Toyosu Island, that can be best accessed from the monorail at Shinbashi or Yurakucho, near Tokyo Station to Toyosu Station.
To see photos that I took at the earlier stages of progress, please watch a previous blog entry. http://www.citymarketcuisine.com/food-blog/its-all-about-new-tsukiji-market