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Foodies bid farewell to Tokyo's famed Tsukiji fish market

New location opens Thursday, but without the old site's popular restaurants

Tsukiji's wholesale market was famous for its tuna auctions. This catch from the water off Oma in northern Japan was sold for more than $120,000. (Photo by Kento Awashima)

TOKYO -- The Tsukiji market wrapped its last fish on Saturday after operating for 83 years, marking an end to a symbol of Japan's seafood-rich food culture.

The open-air market in Tokyo's Chuo Ward will be succeeded by a new, enclosed facility opening in nearby Koto Ward on Thursday.

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