Reminds me of when Hong Kong's crazy dangerous Kai Tak airport closed and in one night they drove everything to the new airport https://www.checkerboardhill.com/2016/12/closure-of-kai-tak-...
If the plane would have been a little slower you could have checked out what's on TV in the living rooms of the high rises during touch-down.
Crazy dangerous is a bit of an exaggeration. That said: Due to the layout (the runway running directly into the harbour) and it's location in the middle of the city it was a challenging airport for pilots to operate.
Additional specific training was required for pilots to take off and land in Kai Tak.
EDIT : Clarification
> In 1937, the area of Toyosu was created on reclaimed land.
> Toyosu was chosen in 2001 by former Governor of Tokyo Shintarō Ishihara for relocating Tsukiji fish market, but there was a longstanding controversy over this plan due to the toxic contamination of the chosen relocation area. The move to Toyosu Market was planned to have taken place in November 2016, in preparation for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Part of the plan was to retain a retail market, roughly a quarter of the current operation, in Tsukiji.
> On 31 August 2016, the Tsukiji fish market move was indefinitely postponed. The Tsukiji fish market was caught in a controversy with the shop owners surrounding the former fish market rioting as they would lose their job if the fish market transfers its location.
> Opening of the fish market was subsequently rescheduled for 11 October 2018 despite concerns about pollution.
(The eart morning Tuna auction may be a different story however)
However, taking a tour of the outer (non-wholesale) market is worth doing.
Source: I visited in July
We even got to see a full tuna being opened up/cleaned/cut/etc., which you don't get to see everywhere.
All that said, it remains to be seen whether the few streets of shops etc. will remain as active and bustling now that the market has moved.
My first time in 2014 was great, but I guess it only got more touristy after.
There have been calls to move the fish market out of Tsukiji for close to a decade at least. Advocates for the move have concerns about the aging facility and desire to re-purpose high-value real-estate.
The olympics are just the impetus that finally pushed it through. I agree about the market being an iconic facility and I have good memories there myself. Hopefully the new one will be similarly accessible to tourists and an upgrade for wholesalers.
Tsukiji is basically in Ginza (or very close), which is some of the most expensive reasl estate in the world.
A parking high-rise, maybe?
The fish market, OTOH, doesn't have to be in any particular place. It needs good access to the ocean (boats) and good access to the roads (trucks). Moving it by a few miles isn't going to change their economics by much (if any).
(I am sad to see it move, though...)