Direct Sales Depot / Market Spots in Hokkaido Area

  • Washou Ichiba Market
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    4.0
    608 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...

  • Sapporo Central Wholesale Market Curb Market
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    3.5
    355 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...

  • Biei Senka
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    4.0
    121 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Kamikawagumbieichou Omachi 2
    A food showroom run by JA Biei and located in Biei Town, Kamikawa County, Hokkaido. Inside you can find many outlets where you can discover the real flavor of local produce, such as a shop selling Biei farm produce and processed food, a meat and vegetable French restaurant, and a bakery which uses local Biei wheat. From the fresh vegetable market you can send Biei rice as a gift. In the confectionery shop, Biei crème caramel, and roll cake with red bean paste are popular treats.

    The bakery was packed with queue of about 20pax when we got there 5 minutes after the bakery was open. There were only 4 items on the shelves but they were very good (generous red bean paste in the...

  • 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.
  • 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.

  • Akkeshi Fishery Cooperative Association Direct Sales Store A-Uroko
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    4.5
    68 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Akkeshi-gun Akkeshicho Minatomachi 5-3
    This direct sales shop adjacent to a fishing port carries a full selection of fresh seafood. Visitors can purchase eat a number of marine products for which Hokkaido is well-known including oysters, which are a specialty of Akkeshi, as well as pacific saury, Hanasaki crab, and more. It is even possible to eat what you buy right there on the premises Customers can have their oysters served raw or boiled, have their seafood prepared as sashimi, or have their crab boiled for them. The fresh seafood is sure to make you smack your lips.

    A must go place for oyster lover. The oysters here are fresh from the Akkeshi lake, cheap and DELICIOUS! After we chose the oysters we wanted, we had to open them ourselves with the guidance of the...

  • Hakodate Ekini Market
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    4.0
    68 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...

  • Shin Nantaru Market
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    4.0
    71 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Otarushi Chikkou 8-11
    Opened in 1999, this market place consists of 25 specialty stores of professional connoisseurs and craftsmen. Popular among the people of Otaru as well as tourists, Shin Nantaru Market is a place where food from Hokkaido ranging from fresh fish to processed goods such as seafood, meat, fruit and vegetables can all be found. Plenty of good-quality food can be bought at reasonable local prices, and the media can often be found here. There’s also a dining hall in the market where you can get some sushi or a bowl of rice topped with plenty of fresh seafood. The nearest station is Minami-Otaru Station.

    We went back twice as the seafood are very fresh and a lot of varieties and vendors that you can choose from.

  • Rinyu Morning Market
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    4.0
    48 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Otarushi Ironai 3-10-15
    This is a market which opens early in the morning from four o’clock and has seafood lined up in a row for sale. It is a popular morning market for locals and tourists. There is also a restaurant that will cook the ingredients you bring which have been purchased in the morning market, so you can have the luxury of tasting fresh seafood.

    A 15-minute stroll from Nord Otaru Hotel to this small local market displaying variety of sea creatures you could possibly select for a taste. The ‘Otaru-don’ is a specialized dish of the day (depend...

  • Sapporo Morning Market
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    4.5
    21 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Kitajunijounishi 20-1-2
    A wholesale shopping street located next to the Sapporo Central Wholesale Market. Originally a wholesale market for retailers, today anyone is free to shop here. The foods found here are stocked direct from the central market and are all fresh and reasonably priced. There are also many sushi restaurants, set meal restaurants, and ramen restaurants operating in the market, so visitors can dine in between exploring and shopping. Market closing days are irregular. Days when the market is closed are announced in advance on the market's website.

    The market itself is not that big and we looked for a king crab eating. Fresh seafood everywhere, we had king crab, sweet prawn, Botan ebi(kind of prawn but bery big and coming from volcanic bay...

  • Hakodate Morning Market
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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.
  • "Tomita Farm Direct Sales Shop ""Milk no Yume"""
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    4.0
    3 Reviews
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    Hokkaido Monbetsu-gun Okoppecho Utsu 99-8
    This farm is in Okoppe Town, Monbetsu County, Hokkaido. They have on-site lodging, and their Farm Experience, where you can get close to the animals, and enjoy food made with dairy-fresh milk products is popular. Their famous cheeses Tomu and Okoppe Daichi won gold at the ALL JAPAN Natural Cheese Contest, and have been designated as Official Hokkaido Brands by the Sapporo Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

    餐廳清潔,地上沒有明顯污跡和有紙碎,進入餐廳,氣氛很特別,侍應態度好,但是沒有笑容,可以更友善,很快有位坐,於上菜時都會跟顧客傾談幾句,親切友善,一出菜香氣四溢,選材新鮮,太好吃,會推薦給朋友

  • Nantaru Market
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    Hokkaido Otarushi Shintomichou 12-1
    The market, located five minutes away from JR Otaru Station, is vibrant and highly popular with local customers and tourists. The prototype was created in the early Showa era around 1930. Afterward, it took its current form in 1968, vibrant with nearly 30 stores in a building with a retro feel. In addition to the fishery and agricultural products unique to Hokkaido, there are many processed foods using local seasonal ingredients, fresh seafood like sashimi and dried fish, and also stores shipping locally. Besides that, the lineup has a rich variety, including food, household products and fresh flowers.
  • Sunagawa Highway Oasis
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    Hokkaido Sunagawashi Hokkou 336-7
    This direct sales shop is in Sunagawa, Hokkaido. It's accessed by passing through the entrance gate for the Sunagawa Service Area on the Hokkaido Expressway. It's also accessible by non-highway guests, as well. In addition to local specialties and souvenirs, they also offer ice cream and light meals. The park area has play equipment and a campground, and sometimes hosts events.
  • Hokusho Suisan Direct Sales Store
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    Hokkaido Tokoro-gun Saromacho Naniwa 52
    This seafood direct sales store is located in the Saroma-cho area of Tokoro County, Hokkaido Prefecture. The store offers seasonal seafood and prepared delicacies from the Sea of Okhotsk and Lake Saroma. In the store's food corner, you can find the popular and indulgent scallop burger made with scallops caught in the Sea of Okhotsk. You can eat freshly made food at the dine-in space. They also offer takeaway, so it is perfect when driving.
  • Habomai Fishermen's Cooperative Association Direct Sales Shop
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    Hokkaido Nemuro-shi Habomai 4-120
    This is a fisheries cooperative in the Habomai district on the Nemuro Peninsula, the main island's easternmost point, facing the Pacific Ocean and Sea of Okhotsk. Here, they process and sell high grade Kaigarajima Saomae kombu kelp harvest from around Kaigara Island in the Northern Territories, one of the country's leading kelp beds. The cooperative's Habomai Hayani (fast boiling) Kombu, not only cooks up fast (as its name implies), but is also incredibly tender. Grown in the cold north sea with its strong currents, they say that once you try this kombu kelp, you'll never be satisfied with another. The cooperative's true pride rests on their Habomai Kombu soy sauce, packed with the kombu kelp savoriness. It's sold not only at their direct shop, but at department stores all over Japan.
  • JA Ishikari Farmers' Market Tore no Sato
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    Hokkaido Ishikari-shi Tarukawa 120-3
    This direct sales facility is managed by JA Ishikari. It is located approximately 15 minutes from Shinkawa Interchange. It sells freshly harvested vegetables, fruits animal products and flowers from local Ishikari producers. All of the products are sold with the name of their producer displayed on them so customers can make their purchases with peace of mind. Also sold here is the Ishikari-grown Natsuboshi Kamu Kamu rice, which is certified with the YES Clean Mark, which signifies safety and peace of mind. There is also the popular VegeSoft soft cream product, which is made with seasonal vegetables and fruits.
  • Hakodate Seafood Market Hakodate Nishihatoba Shop
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    Hokkaido Hakodate-shi Suehirocho 24-6
    This market, located a 15-minute walk from JR Hakodate Station, carries seafood and souvenirs from Hakodate. The market's selection of seafood products, snacks and confections, and local specialty products is the best in the Hakodate area. As befits its location in Hakodate, the market has a particularly large variety of squid foods, as well as delicacy assortments, Hakodate sweets, and local beers. In addition to specialty products from the Hakodate area, the market offers local specialty products from across Hokkaido, making this the perfect destination to go souvenir-hunting. Notable for its wide aisles, the market also incorporates universal design principles and is replete with toilets for the physically challenged.
  • Rausu Fishery Cooperative Wholesale Shop, Seafood Factory
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    Hokkaido Menashi-gun Rausucho Honcho 361
    This is a Rausu Fishery Cooperative Association's whole sale shop on the first floor of Shiretoko / Rausu Road Station. Although the fishermen's town of Rausu calls itself a fish castle town, this is the only wholesale shop of the fishery cooperative. A wide variety of fresh seafood from Shiretoko and Rausu, such as salmon in early summer, Rausu kelp seaweed in summer and original processed seafood products are available. Some popular items are kelp seaweed soy sauce using Rausu kelp seaweed, kelp seaweed tea, and kelp seaweed soup stock. The kelp soft served ice cream made with Rausu kelp powder is also recommended.
  • Furano Marche / Furano Marche 2
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    Hokkaido Furanoshi Saiwaichou 8-5
    Two shopping centers, Furano Marche and Furano Marche 2, located next to each other in a shopping mall located in Saiwai Town, Furano City, Hokkaido. In Furano Marche you can find many shops around the plaza area, such as farmer’s stores selling local produce, souvenir shops that sell special products such as wine and dairy products, and bakeries selling fresh bread and cakes, etc. In Furano Marche 2, there are 11 stores including an authentic coffee shop, a flower shop and restaurants, as well as an event space where events are held every season.

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Not just a prefecture but an island of its own, Hokkaido is the most northerly prefecture and island of the Japanese archipelago. Arriving in Hokkaido, which is rural and bursting with breathtaking nature, means entering a world where vast national parks, towering mountains, and natural hot springs can be found at every turn. Come December, these natural splendors freeze over and morph into a winter wonderland.

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