Karato Fish Market4.2
Shimonoseki, located on the strait between Honshu and Kyushu islands, where about 700 ships pass every day, is home to a large fish market. All kinds of seafood can be purchased and eaten here, but most famous specialities are fugu blowfish and whale meat (kujira), as Shimonoseki is the capital of fugu and whale fleets.
On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, the first floor of the market will turn into seafood stalls, and you can relish sashimi (raw fish) and other delicacies packed in bento for late breakfast or lunch. The market has been here since 1933, but the new building was erected in 2001 and has a ceiling of artistic design and roof covered with grass.
Purposenow this is Japanese cuisine,Gourmet,an eating tour
Airport/Sta.Fukuoka Airport (about 61km) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
5.0a week ago
Interesting market. Selling main sushi meals near the harbor. Good place to chill out
5.03 months ago
Lots of different items available for purchase, many already cooked and rest to eat. This was the first time I have ever seen whale on sale at a fish market. Plenty of puffer fish ready to eat and steaming hot. The place is very crowded and often narrow lanes to walk in, also the floor is wet so be careful.
3.02 weeks ago
It is very famous, but actually the fish market and the whole city is not that attractive. BTW they have a very good seaview.
3.0a month ago
Reached the place about 1130am, plenty of parking available at the parking complex next to the market. About half the shops were closed. Had a nice lunch there.
5.0a month ago
Entertaining, and delicious. A taste of Japanese food and culture. Highly recommended.