Market Spots in Japan

  • Washou Ichiba Market
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    4.0
    619 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Kushiroshi Kuroganechou 13-25
    Washou Ichiba Market was built as a people’s kitchen in 1954 and is one of the most historic indoor markets in Kushiro. The name came from the lively calls of “Wasshoi, Wasshoi” as well as the expression “Trade with Harmony”. There are about 60 shops in the market which sell fresh fish, fruit, meat, snacks, tea and flowers. Also, there are sushi restaurants and cafes. Choosing your favorite seafood to make your own original seafood bowl (“Katte-don”) is also popular.

    If you decide to come to this market at Kushiro from Obidori it is a 1.5 hour train ride by Super Ozora with your JR Pass. It is around a 5 minute walk from the station. They sell whole lot more...

  • Hasshoku Market Center
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    4.0
    325 Reviews
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    Aomori Pref. Hachinoheshi Kawaragi Kansai 22-2
    A food market center located in Hachinohe City, Aomori Prefecture sells fresh seafood and caught that morning as well as Hachinohe every morning. Some 60 shops stand side by side along the 170 meter length of the market, boasting an abundant variety of goods able to meet even the needs of restaurants and other businesses. At Shichirinmura, a popular destination for tourists, you can cook and enjoy your purchases on the spot over a charcoal grill. With tuna butchering shows, cooking classes, and play equipment for children, the market center is a destination the whole family can enjoy.

    The centre is a major local attraction to buy gifts and seafood at a reasonable price. It is easy to reach (take the 100 Yen bus from Hachinohe station). It has a lot of seats to enjoy the food you...

  • Sapporo Central Wholesale Market Curb Market
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    3.5
    356 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Kitajuichijounishi 21-chome 2-3
    This market is an outdoor market next to the Sapporo Central Wholesale Market located ten minutes from Sapporo Station by car. They get very fresh food from the Central Wholesale Market every day and sell them to the locals and visitors at very reasonable prices. There are around 60 shops and restaurants which include sushi, seafood bowls, ramen and oysters. They also provide next-day delivery for purchases within and outside Hokkaido, which is reassuring when choosing souvenirs.

    Wide range of fresh seafood (king crabs and others) and fruits (corn, yubari melons) at good prices. The cream puff snack is a must get in my opinion, we had it twice the 2 times we were there during...

  • Yobuko Morning Market
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    3.5
    237 Reviews
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    Yobuko cho Karatsu City, Saga Prefecture
    One of Japan’s three largest morning markets, Yobuko operates 364 days a year (only closing on New Year’s Day). Open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., on weekdays some 40 stands operate and 60 on weekends and holidays. The market is particularly famous for its squid ikizukuri sashimi, made with a variety of squid throughout the year. In addition to the squid, visitors are encouraged to try the mackerel ikizukuri, which is fast becoming a new specialty for the market. Take the Showa Bus bound for Yobuko at Oteguchi Bus Center in front of JR Karatsu Station and get off at the Yobuko stop; the market is just a three-minute walk from there. 30 minutes by car.

    We arrived at this morning market around 11:00 and it was in the stages of closing. Had a great time wandering among the stalls. You can try sea urchins, and other tasty sea food. I had sweet honey...

  • Tsukiji Nippon Fish Port Market
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    Tokyo Chuou-ku Tsukiji 4-16-2 1,000 Furniture Building 1F
    Tsukiji Nippon Fish Port Market is a direct sales market in Tsukiji. You can find everything from rare fish from all over the country, morning-caught seafood, and more from fishery associations all over Japan, as well as goods for business use. There are shops like Kani Club, focusing on fresh crab direct from Hokkaido, Niigata Central Fisheries Market, with juicy, delectable fish from the Sea of Japan, and shops from harbors in Shizuoka, Kochi, Nagasaki and more. You can try Nippon Gyokoshokudo no Kodawari fried fish, the specialty at the market's cafeteria, and other fish from all over.
  • Toyosu Market
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    Tokyo Koto-ku Toyosu 6-6-17-gaiku Kanri Facility Building
  • Shiogama Seafood Wholesale Market
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    4.5
    102 Reviews
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    Miyagi Pref. Shiogamashi Shinhamachou 1-20-74
    The market of Shiogama Port boasts one of the largest volumes of fresh tuna nationally, and offers an abundance of fresh seafood and produce. There are also five areas in the hall to eat and visitors can buy their favorite seafood and create their own original Kaisendon (seafood and rice bowl), or have the seafood purchased cooked at BBQs available to be used freely. It is approximately 15 minutes by car from Rifunaka Interchange on the Sanriku Expressway.

    Brand new wholesale fish.market rebuilt after last tsunami that wiped out the town, the restaurant serving mainly packaged seafood & dining room for staff offers simple menu at unbelievable price...

  • Nanki Shirahama Toretore Market
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    Wakayama Pref. Nishimurogunshirahamachou Katata 2521
    Located in Shirahama Town, Nishimuro County, Wakayama Prefecture, Toretore Market is one of the largest seafood markets in western Japan and is operated by the local Katata Fishery Cooperative. Boasting grounds some 50 thousand square meters in size, the market is filled with fresh seafood not only from Wakayama but around the country. A diverse array of processed goods, meats, vegetables, and even Wakayama souvenirs are sold here, and the market bustles constantly with visitors. Market highlights include the giant tanks filled with fish swimming around while waiting to be sold and the popular tuna butchering shows. Visitors can eat sushi and seafood rice bowls at Toretore Yokocho; the market’s seafood barbecue is also popular.
  • Tsukiji Fish Market, Odawara-bashi Building
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    Tokyo Chuou-ku Tsukiji 6-26-1
    The Tsukiji Fish Market is a fresh fish market with about 60 stands over two buildings, the Odawara-bashi Building and Kaiko-bashi Building. The first floor is Tsukiji's famous market of marine products, fruits, and vegetables. The food court with seafood restaurants, a kitchen studio, and event space is located on the third-floor of Odawara-bashi Building and opens at 7 a.m. The food court is a place for people to relax at the Tsukiji Fish Market where guests can have a meal or a break and enjoy special events.
  • Hakodate Morning Market
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    3.5
    45 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Hakodateshi Wakamatsuchou 9-19 (Hakodate morning market cooperatives Federation Secretariat)
    The Hakodate Asaichi (Morning Markets) are regarded as the face of Hakodate and it is said that the market began when nearby farmers began selling fruit and vegetables in 1945 after the war. After that the markets were moved several times until settling in the present location in 1956. The markets became even more popular with the addition of shops selling seafood such as crab and salmon with food and drink shops as well. Now about 5,000 people visit the market every day. It is best to visit as early in the morning as you can as popular items are sometimes sold out.

    Squid fishing was fun & it spewed water on my child’s face Fresh seafood everywhere & we had tasty donburi,miso soup,grilled scallops for lunch A staff let my child pour water on crabs People were...

  • Farmer’s Market Itoman “Umanchu Ichiba”
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    4.5
    133 Reviews
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    Okinawa Pref. Itomanshi Nishizakichou 4-chome 20
    This is one of the direct sales locations of JA Okinawa. This market prides itself for its freshness, reliability and cheapness with the slogan of local production for local consumption. It has specialty products such as goya bitter gourd, carrots, acerola, passion fruits and mangoes, and it is open every day except for the first three days of the year and one day during the Obon holiday in the summer.

    to be honest I feel this market was more expensive than others I have visited on the island, possibly due to the visiting tourists so the prices have been hiked up. their was a agu pork sausage...

  • Akita Citizen's Market
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    3.5
    118 Reviews
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    Akita Pref. Akitashi Nakadori 4-7-35
    The busy Akita Shimin Ichiba (citizen's market) is thought of as the Kitchen of the city, and customers range from local housewives to professional chefs. You can find a range of fresh fish, quality meat, and of course seasonal vegetables, as well as daily necessities and Akita souvenirs. There is also a dining area offering the taste of the market for all to try.

    This market is quite well hidden away about two streets behind the covered shopping mall. Furthermore it is not obvious that it is a market if one doesnt know Japanese as the front of the market has...

  • Isshiki Sakana Hiroba
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    3.5
    68 Reviews
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    Aichi prefecture Nishio shi Ichimachi Kobuki ship Koto 176
    A tourism facility located close to Isshiki Fishing Port in Nishio City, Aichi Prefecture where you can buy fresh, seasonal seafood, seafood products, and produce. Restaurants can also be found in the facility serving seafood rice bowls, eel rice bowls (a local specialty), and other seafood dishes. The facility has parking for large busses and is frequented by tourists looking to pick up a few souvenirs and presents to bring back home.

    An overall cool place to go. If you go in the morning you can buy fresh fish at a decent price and who doesnt like fresh fish? The other part, the store is open throughout the day with many...

  • Karato Market
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    Yamaguchi Pref. Shimonosekishi Karatochou 5-50
    Karato Market is located in Shimonoseki City. Local fishermen and farmers bring their fish, seafood and agricultural produce here to sell it themselves. The Market is a great place for visitors to buy fresh fish caught that same day, and fresh seasonal vegetables. There is also a cafeteria selling sushi and Kaisen-don (rice topped with seafood). The “Iki-iki Bakan-gai” food festival is held at the Karato Market between 10:00 and 15:00 on Fridays and Saturdays and between 8:00 and 15:00 on Sundays and public holidays; this is a lively event with large numbers of people enjoying fish dishes and seafood sold at stalls erected in the Market.
  • Sea Station Plat Seaport Market
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    3.5
    92 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Tomakomai-shi Minatomachi 2-2-5
    This seaport market shows off Hokkaido's prided fresh seafood, fruit and vegetables. It is complete with a cafeteria where one can appreciate seafood that just arrived at the Tomakomai fishing port, which hauls the largest catch of surf clams and other seafood in Japan. The Hokkigai Museum (Surf Clam Museum) also cannot be missed.

    Went quite early, shops are open during breakfast time, which is good, you dont get a crowd. dont miss out the shops across the road too.

  • Izumisano Fishermen's Cooperative Association Open-Air Market
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    4.0
    52 Reviews
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    Osaka Izumisanoshi Shinmachi 2-5187-101
    This market is located in the corner of Izumisano fishing port, which looks out to Kansai International Airport. Fresh seafood is sold here on the very same day that it is caught. A special feature of the market is Hiruami fish caught in the afternoon, which are then put up for auction from around 2 p.m. Thanks to this afternoon auction, it is possible to see the auctions taking place without having to go to the market in the early hours of the morning. Also in the market are sushi bars and various restaurants with menus bursting with fresh seafood, and in the nearby barbeque (seafood grill) restaurants, you can cook your own ingredients bought at the market.

    Located 30 minutes from Kansai airport by taking Nankai train, get off at Izumisano station and another 15 minutes walk. It is a fish market co-ops you can buy or just take a look at colorful fish...

  • Omicho Market
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    Ishikawa Pref. Kanazawashi Kamioumichou 50
    Omicho Market in Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture has been nicknamed “Kanazawa’s Kitchen.” The Market has rows of retail shops selling food products (mainly fresh foods) and miscellaneous daily necessaries; it has underpinned Kanazawa’s gastronomic culture for nearly 300 years, since the Edo period. Fruit juices in which the straw is stuck straight into the fruit, and Kaisen Don (a bowl of rice topped with seafood) with plenty of delicious, fresh seafood toppings are particularly popular with tourists. Omicho Market is around 15 minutes’ walk from Kanazawa Station.
  • Kuroshio Market
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    Wakayama Pref. Wakayamashi Kemi 1527
    You’ll find this seafood market on the manmade Wakayama Marina City island in Wakayama Bay, Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture. The building has a retro Showa-period atmosphere complete with a fresh fish market with catches from the nearby sea and all over the world, a food court where you can enjoy a seafood rice bowl and sushi, and restaurants with tons of seafood options. There’s also a spectacular tuna slicing show held three times a day, not to mention a seafood barbecue area where you can feel the sea breeze and see the ocean while grilling fresh fish you bought at the market.
  • Nijo Fish Market
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    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Minamisanjouhigashi 1 from 2-chome
    The fish market is located in the center of Sapporo. With a continuous history since the Meiji period, it is still popular among locals as a kitchen. There are about 50 shops offering a wide range of goods, including fruit and souvenirs in addition to fresh seafood. The free samples that can be eaten at the shops are also fun. In the surrounding area, there are old-fashioned shops as well as new cafes and Italian and other stores, making it popular as a lively gourmet food spot.
  • Hakodate Ekini Market
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    4.0
    75 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Hakodateshi Wakamatsuchou 9-19
    This morning market in Hakodate has a fishing pond with squid in it. The large oval fish tank inside the market is filled with live squid swimming about vigorously. To fish, pay at the shop front and then wait your turn to use the provided fishing pole and catch yourself a squid. One of the most exciting things about the fishing tank is that once caught, the squid will retaliate by shooting out jets of sea water. As the value of squid fluctuates, so too does the price of fishing for squid here. You can have the squid you catch processed right then and there to eat as sashimi.

    This seafood restaurant is dedicated to the budget conscious customer. You wont believe that you can have your favorite seafood donburi for only 1 coin (500 yen). Yes, you read it right! For only...

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