Karato market, Shimonoseki

3.8
Feel the energy and smell the fresh aromas of Karato market, one of the largest fish markets in the region. The two-floor facility includes a large number of stalls selling freshly caught seafood, and the rush of activity makes for an arresting sight. Head up to the second floor to find the main eateries, selling sashimi and cooked dishes. To catch the market in full swing, head down early in the morning when traders and restaurant buyers arrive to buy large amounts of fish and seafood to be prepared across the city. A little after 7 am, the vendors will have a bit more time to answer your questions and chat about the market. Arrange to visit Karato market and other attractions in Shimonoseki using our Shimonoseki trip maker app .
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  • On sunday this opens at 9.00 and it is al about eating the best sushi, and a sunday outing for the locals. Go where the longest line is, that is the favorite for the locals. In summer eat outside, or ...  more »
  • It's a great place to stay. There is no place to sit in the sea. The sushi restaurant is really good. It's so hectic. It's a great place to stay. It's expensive.
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  • Very fun stop. If you’re here I definitely recommend buying a platter of fresh cut fish for lunch or a snack. One can buy some fugu (pufferfish) at good prices as well. It’s also good just for browsing. It’s best to come a little earlier to get the best catches and deals.
  • Interesting market. Selling main sushi meals near the harbor. Good place to chill out
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