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Sankaku Market, Otaru

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Get a taste of authentic local seafood at Sankaku Market, a seafood market lined with stalls featuring freshly caught mackerel, crab, sea urchin, mantis prawns, salmon, scallops, oysters, prawns, and much more. If you can't contain your hunger, head to one of the restaurants inside the complex and have a chef whip you up an authentic local style dish using local ingredients. Use our Otaru journey maker site to visit Sankaku Market on your trip to Otaru, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • When you visit Hokkaido and you are a seafood lovers, this place at Otaru is must-be in your list. The market include dine in restaurant just located besides Otaru train station. There is the most... 
    When you visit Hokkaido and you are a seafood lovers, this place at Otaru is must-be in your list. The market include dine in restaurant just located besides Otaru train station. There is the most...  more »
  • No trip to Hokkaido would be complete without sampling Japan’s most prized resource – allergies permitting. A stone’s throw from Otaru stations, the Sansaku market presents a terrifically seductive.....  more
    No trip to Hokkaido would be complete without sampling Japan’s most prized resource – allergies permitting. A stone’s throw from Otaru stations, the Sansaku market presents a terrifically seductive.....  more »
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  • Lively and kind, small fish market just next to Otaru JR station. It is a bit pricy (uni&salmon roe don was 4,000 yen..) and Uni was not for the best season but overall worth experiencing at least once. Grill fish also has a good variety and much better in terms of price. Seems also well known for Japanese tourists.
  • 3.5 stars It's quite crowded so I would avoid peak times. You shouldn't go around 4:00 because most shops have closed by that time. Since this market is so close to the station it's really ideal for tourists but that also means it's almost a tourist trap. I think it's cheaper than the fish market in Sapporo. I wasn't in the mood to eat sushi or fish so I had some melon. Furano vs. Yubari. If you like sweet or melon the former is better but if you like complex and deeper taste I recommend the latter. Together I think it was 700yen which is a bit of a ripoff but it's not easy for tourists to buy a whole melon and split it, eat it. For about 2,000 Yen you can get a whole melon and split it with some friends. There are less crowded and more local fish markets in the area so just ask around. Do notice that a lot of these places only take take cash.

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