Yobuko Morning Market

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.

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Yobuko cho Karatsu City, Saga Prefecture map map Map
[Admission fee]Free
Parking Lot
Available(Free29spaces, Charge120spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Not available
Available (Fureai Square)
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Japan Holiday 2019
    4.0 Reviewed : 2019.06.05
    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...
  • 日本三大朝市?
    3.0 Reviewed : 2018.11.17
    河太郎の開店前に寄りました。思ったよりも小さく、歩いて食べられるようなものはあまりありません。魚やイカは安いのですが鮮度の問題で持って帰れない...I came before Kawataros opening. It is smaller than I thought, and there are not many things which we can walk and eat.
  • This market makes me feel like Im in Japan.
    5.0 Reviewed : 2018.11.12
    To be frank, I live within walking distance of this market and its one of things which I can point too as making me feel like I actually live in Japan. Yobuko is known for one thing in Japan:squid...

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