Market Spots in Saga Area

  • Yobuko Morning Market
    238 Reviews
    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...

  • Karatsu Umakamon Ichiba
    Saga Pref. Karatsushi Kuri 1961-2
    A farmers market situated along Prefectural Route 40 in Kuri, Karatsu City. Here visitors can purchase fruits, vegetables, and other agricultural products from Karatsu City and Genkai Town; Saga beef and other meats and seafood; and prepared and processed foods. The adjoining restaurant offers a lunch all-you-can-eat buffet; noodles, curry, and other light meals; Japanese style yakiniku barbecue, and other dishes crafted with a focus on local production for local consumption.
  • Imari no Morning Market
    Saga Imari Imaricho Otsu 178-9
  • Higashi Karatsu Morning Market
    Saga Karatsu-shi Higashi Karatsu 4-chome
  • Kiyama Aozora Ichi
    Saga Miyaki-gun Kiyamacho Miyaura 164

Saga Areas


Away from the fast-paced cities of mainland Japan, Kyushu’s Saga prefecture offers quaint towns and cities known for their traditional crafts, particularly ceramics. Rich in kaolin (a type of clay), Saga became the homeland of Arita ware, a delicate, decorative porcelain that is now celebrated worldwide and can be discovered in the towns of Arita, Imari, and Karatsu.

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