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
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5.0a month 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.
5.0a week ago
Lots of variety I haven't seen. Tasty good & cheap. Good for a visit.
1.03 weeks ago
If you want sushi don’t come here on a Wednesday. I’m here now at 9 am and there is nothing opened. You can walk through the market but there is no sushi. What a waste of time.
5.04 months ago
At reasonable price!
Recommended to go on weekends as it’s open for public.
Lots of energy and gotta be careful not to eat too much!
4.0a week ago
Cool place to visit for sushi and sashimi. But very crowded and full of Chinese mainlanders.