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fish market closed on March 21?

This is a question for you tokyo experts: We'll be visiting Tokyo in late March and thought we'd visit the fish market on our first morning (jet-lag will probably have us up early anyway). That happens to be March 21st, which is a national holiday. Is the market likely to be closed? What other kinds of closings can we expect that day?

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1. Re: fish market closed on March 21?

tsukiji-market.or.jp/etc/calendar/2008.html

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2. Re: fish market closed on March 21?

Avoid the red and blue days you see on the calender posted by bibimbob.

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3. Re: fish market closed on March 21?

Thanks to both of you. It looks like the 21st will be a good day. Just out of curiosity, what do the blue days signify?

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4. Re: fish market closed on March 21?

Tsukiji is open on March 21st, so are shops, restaurants, museums, and other attractions.

BTW, the market is open on bleu triangle days.

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5. Re: fish market closed on March 21?

I guess we were online at the same time...

A blue triangle, 臨時開市日 means that it is usually or should be closed, as May 6, the last day of Golden Week and Dec. 28, a Sunday, but the market is open.

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6. Re: fish market closed on March 21?

I just read this thread and looked at the day we had planned to be in Tokyo. Looks like the fish market is closed both Sunday, Oct 7 and Monday, October 8. I expected it to be closed on Sunday, but wonder why it is closed on Monday, October 8. Is this a holiday? If so, will other things be closed?

Thanks for additional help. We are disappointed that we will not be able to see the fish market as we picked our hotel closeby in order to walk there in the early morning.

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7. Re: fish market closed on March 21?

Health and Sports Day. It's a national holiday.

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8. Re: fish market closed on March 21?

Does this mean other places will be closed too? Temples, museums, boat tours?

In the US, we have some national holidays that impact only government workers and banks and virtually everything else is open. Other "national holidays" virtually everything is closed.

What is it like on Sports Day in Japan?

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9. Re: fish market closed on March 21?

do the red days indicate the market is closed? I was planning to be in Tokyo on November 3, but it looks like the market is not open. Can anyone confirm?

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10. Re: fish market closed on March 21?

Nov 3rd is national holiday so that market must be closed.

Oct 8th Monday is national holiday and market is closed as well. But other shops in Tokyo open as usual. just they open from around 11am or 11:30am as like Sunday. lots school has sports festival on the day.