A new commercial complex featuring restaurants and a spa has opened next to Tokyo's Toyosu fish market in Koto Ward.
Toyosu Senkyaku Banrai serves fresh food from the market and offers bathing facilities. The complex has been designed to recreate the townscape of the Edo Period from the 17th to the 19th centuries.
In the opening ceremony on Thursday, Tokyo Governor Koike Yuriko said she hopes the fish market and the new complex will draw visitors and create a lively atmosphere. She said she hopes it will become the main attraction in Tokyo's waterfront area.
Kabuki actor Nakamura Shido, the PR ambassador for the project, said he hopes many people will enjoy the food and refresh themselves in the hot spring bath.
He added that he'd be happy to see them visit the nearby Kabukiza Theatre as well.
Visitors entered the complex when it opened at 10 a.m. and enjoyed dining and shopping.
The opening had originally been planned for 2018, when Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market was relocated to Toyosu and the current one opened. The delay was caused by the withdrawal of the operating company and the coronavirus pandemic.
Toyosu Senkyaku Banrai is expected to welcome 2.6 million visitors a year.