8 Famous Fish Markets In Japan You Must Visit

Have you been to visit Japan Fish Markets ?

Japan is surrounded by water, there are a lot of fishing ports in the country. The Fishing business is one of the businesses that are lucrative in Japan. There are a lot of fish markets that are popular. These markets have their uniqueness that made them stand out.

If you enjoy seafood, these 8 famous markets you can’t pass up.

Tsukiji Fish Market (Tokyo)

Tsukiji fish market is one of the largest wholesale markets in japan and the world at large.

The market is known for its large number of seasonal products sellers, such as vegetable and fruit sellers. Over 2000 tons of fish and other seafood products is being sold and bought from the market on a daily basis.

The market is famous for its daily Tuna auction sales. The Auction sales are usually taking place in the inner market segment.

The auction sales are gradually turning the market into a tourist site, as many tourists are willing to witness the Auctions.

Besides, you could try much delicious foods around the fish markets, like Tamagoyaki (Japanese omelet)、Sushi (ex. 寿司大 Sushi Dai)。

Open hours 5:00 a.m. – around 1:00 p.m.

Closed: Sun, Holidays, and 1st to 3rd Wed of every month (Some shops have different schedules)

Address: 5-2-1 Tsukiji Chuo-ku Tokyo

Contact information: Tsukiji Outdoor Market Commercial District Promotion Association

Phone: 03-3541-9466

Seafood Market Maizuru Port ToreTore center (Kyoto)

Needless to say, the specialties of Maizuru are seafood. A variety of seafood is available here throughout the year, such as iwagaki oyster and torigai for summer; and crabs: the king of winter delicacies. Not only fresh fish and shellfish but processed seafood, are also for sale. Enjoy shopping in the lively market.

Maizuru seafood market consist of stores selling fresh seafood and restaurant selling cook seafood delicacy ranging from crab, shrimps, lobster and other seafood delicacies. You can buy your fresh seafood and order it to be cooked at the spots.

Tax-free and information counter for foreign tourists

Foreign tourists can apply for tax exemption here. Brochures in English, Chinese, and Korean are available.

Closed:Wed (Unscheduled. Check the website.)

Open hours: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. (Subject to seasonal changes)

Address: 905 Shimofukui Maizuru-city Kyoto

Contact information: Toretore Center

Phone: 0773-75-6125

Izumisano Fisheries Cooperative Open-Air Fish Market (Osaka)

At the Izumisano Fisheries Cooperative Open-air Fish Market, located adjacent to a fishing port, a wide variety of freshly caught seafood is available. Mantis prawns, swimming crabs, flatfish, sea bream, octopuses, and other seasonal sea delicacies are sold directly. Seafood caught in the afternoon, or hiruami, are put up for auction starting from around 2:30 p.m. The lively voices of those bidding at auctions create a vibrant, spirited atmosphere in the market.

On the second floor of the building are seafood and BBQ restaurants, where visitors can have their freshly-bought fish cooked. Seafood BBQ, seafood donburi (rice bowl dish), fish tempura, and other dishes are served. This market also sells locally harvested vegetables, fruits, and flowers.

Open hours: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Closed: Wed

Address: 2-5187-101 Shinmachi Izumisano-city Osaka

Contact information

Phone: 072-469-2340

Omicho Market (Kanazawa)

Tourist prefer going to Omi-Cho market because they catch a lot of fun. The market is being patronized largely by the locals and heavily crowded throughout the opening day.

Omicho Market (近江町市場) has been Kanazawa’s largest fresh food market since the Edo Period. The market was established over 280 years ago.

Today, it is a busy and colorful network of covered streets lined by about 200 shops and stalls. While most shops specialize in the excellent local seafood and produce, you can also find flowers, clothing, kitchen tools and more on sale.

Although the market is most exciting during the morning hours, it also gets quite busy around noon, when tourists and locals arrive to have lunch at restaurants inside the market.

Open hours: Some shops have different schedules

Closed: Wed, Holidays, and New years day

Address: 50 Kamiohmi-cho Kanazawa-city

Contact information: Omi-cho Market Commercial District Promotion Association

Phone: 076-231-1462

Fax: 076-232-5502

Toba Seafood Market (Mie)

The market is famous for its selling of newly harvested seafood and its tuna carving shows during weekends.

Like any other seafood market, you can find restaurants selling seafood delicacies. Most visitors that have a meal or two from one the restaurants are left with good seafood delicacies experience.

Open hours 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Everyday

Address Pearl road shop: Uramura-cho Toba-city Mie

Osatsu shop: Osaka Adako-cho Toba-city Mie

Contact information

Phone: 0599-32-5352 (Pearl road shop)

0599-33-7108 (Osatsu shop)

Tottori Karo port Seafood market (Tottori)

The market comprises of seafood sellers, vegetable and fruit sellers. The market is famous for its Matsuba snow crab during winter.

Every other season other seafood product is being brought from the Karo port to the market. There are restaurants around the market where seafood delicacies are being served.

Open hours: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Closed: Jan 1

Address: 3-27-1 Karo-cho-nishi Tottori-city Tottori

Contact information

Phone: 0857-38-8866

Fax: 0857-38-8860

Nijo Fish Market (Sapporo)

Commercial activities began in Nijo market over a century ago. The first set of people that start selling in the market are fishermen from Ishikari Bay. They started selling fresh and dried fish in the market.

Nijo market is number one stop for tourists that want to enjoy the seafood that Hokkaido is known for.

Every morning, fresh seafood arrive the market from all over Hokkaido City. Most of the seafood is being used for sushi.

Today Nijo market comprises over 70 stores that sell fresh seafood and vegetable.

Closed: Some shops have different schedules

Open hours: 5:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Some shops have different schedules)

Address: 21-374-16 Kita 11 jyo nishi Cyuo-ku Sapporo-city

Contact information

Phone: 011-621-7044

Fax: 011-621-7180

Ibusuki Yamagawa Port Seafood Market (Kagoshima)

The market was open mid-2009. The market is one of the popular markets in Japan. Visitors always enjoy the fresh taste of its seafood products. Most of its seafood products are brought from Yamagawa port.

The market comprises of restaurants’ that sells local food along with seafood delicacies. Apart from seafood products, other seasonal produce can be found in the market.

Open hours: 8:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Closed: The 3rd Wed of every month, and Jan 1-2

Address: 1-10 Yamagawakinsei-cho Ibusuki-city Kagoshima

Contact information

Phone: 0993-27-6507

Fax: 0993-35-3312

Source by JNTO

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