A 612-pound tuna sold for a record $3 million at Tokyo’s new fish market, but it’s got nothing on the legendary market it replaced. I visited it before it closed.

Last week, restaurateur Kiyoshi Kimura paid a record-breaking $3.1 million for the first tuna sold in the new year at Tokyo’s brand new Toyosu Fish Market, which opened last October. Toyosu replaced the legendary Tsukiji Fish Market, which was famous for decades as the best place in the world to get fresh fish. I took a walk through Tsukiji Market two years ago before it closed to see what it was like in action.

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