Tsukiji Market temporarily shut down the visitor’s area at tuna auction site again

Today Tokyo Metropolitan Government announced that the visitor’s area at tuna auction site would be temporarily closed for one month from April 8 to May 9, 2010.

Starting from the end of March, the number of the visitors have increased to reach 500 visitors a day(90% of them are overseas tourists),  and people who are working at the market complain to the metropolitan Government of Tokyo. 

It is first time they have shut down the visitors  area besides year-end period.

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