Karato Fish Market

Sightseeing information about Karato Fish Market in Japan.

Karato Fish Market4.2

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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 weeks 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.

4.0a month 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.

4.0a week ago

Awesome place to eat fresh sashimi for a fraction of a price. Weekend is the best time to go.

5.03 weeks ago

Always good seafood here. Very crowded on weekends and holidays. Weekdays are usually not open.

3.0a month ago

I love raw fish and sushi so I went there as soon as I got Shimonoseki. However, they open in the morning when I arrived, it was almost closing time.. just after lunch time(around 14:00). The sushi day is also on certain days not everyday as far as I recall. It was great disappointment for me but if you are on right timing, pls do not miss the market.

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