Karato Fish Market

Sightseeing information about Karato Fish Market in Japan.


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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
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5.02 months ago

What an awesome place! Freshest cheapest sushi ever with a huge variety with all the vendors. Cheap and easy parking. Recommend going earlier to beat the ques and crowds. Highly recommend.

4.02 weeks ago

This is a nice, small fish market that is mainly a tourist attraction. We got some fairly good fresh sushi there, but it got really crowded when a tour flooded in full of Chinese tourists off a cruise ship. If I knew how to predict when that might happen, I would definitely time my visit to avoid that!

5.0a week ago

I wish I could go again! Incredible variety of fish at reasonable prices. Quite busy but all stalls work really fast. The fish tastes so fresh and yummy. Also a great opportunity to try the famous blowfish fugu. Very nice experience. Totally worth it!

5.0a month ago

Bustling fish market with fresh seafood on display and lots of tourists! Amazing sushi and sashimi - absolutely delicious.

4.03 months ago

Price of all the stalls here are more or less the same, just choose whichever you prefer will do. Please take note that the stalls here only opens to public (for selling cooked/ prepared food) during Friday to Sunday only. Do check before you come to avoid disappointment.

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