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Travel News Toyosu: public viewings of fish auctions resumed

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Today, public viewings of the fish auctions at Toyosu Fish Market resumed. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, they were interrupted for about 8 months and are now restricted to 27 people per day.

Eighteen tourists took in the first public viewing of a tuna auction at Tokyo's Toyosu fish market in roughly eight months on Nov. 2. The viewings, which were halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, restarted on the day, but the number of spectators is now limited to 27 per auction, down from 120 before the outbreak as a measure against the novel coronavirus. The thinned-out crowd offered some reassurance to one woman who viewed the auction. “There weren't so many people watching, so I could enjoy it without worrying too much about the virus,” said a 42-year-old Tokyo homemaker, who brought her two elementary school boys to the event. Due to the spread of the virus, the auctions had been held without spectators since the end of February.

Source: Tokyo’s Toyosu market resumes public viewings of tuna auctions : The Asahi Shimbun

Visitors are chosen by lottery, applications must be made on the market's Japanese website (see under ④):


Has anyone visited there already?
 
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