Hakodate Morning Market

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.

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Hokkaido Hakodateshi Wakamatsuchou 9-19 (Hakodate morning market cooperatives Federation Secretariat)
[Jan.--April.] 6:00-After 14:00 [May--Decre.] 5:00-After 14:00 * Varies for each store
open everyday (varies by store)
Parking Lot
Credit Card
Available (depending on the store)
Available (Smoking Space Available)
Available (depending on the store)
Vegetarian Menu
Available (varies by store)
English Menu
Available (varies by store)
Halal certified
Yes (varies by store)
Wheelchair accessible
Available (varies by store)
Infant friendly
Available (varies by store)
Pet friendly
Available (varies by store)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Seafood paradise
    5.0 Reviewed:2020.07.01
    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...
  • Must visit
    5.0 Reviewed:2019.12.01
    Spoilt with countless choices of snacks, fresh seafood and fruits, all offered great value for money. There are lots of interesting things to see, such as squid fishing, preparation of squid sashimi...
  • Don’t miss
    5.0 Reviewed:2018.10.24
    Very fresh seafood with culture of Japanese culinary was amazing, good products and delicious, a lots of travelers but still maintains Of super clean and safe place for travelers. Will came back...

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