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Karato Sea Market

5-50 Karato-cho, Shimonoseki 750-0005, Yamaguchi Prefecture
+81 83-231-1440
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Moji’s Magnificient Marine Market

Leaving Mount Hinomaya and the Kanmon Bridge, we drove to Shimonoseki situated on the other side of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
masterecho
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London, United Kingdom
You want fresh seafood - you got it

Came in on a Saturday do it was bustling but organised, they have every kind of seafood here... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2018
Miike2000
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5-50 Karato-cho, Shimonoseki 750-0005, Yamaguchi Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Leaving Mount Hinomaya and the Kanmon Bridge, we drove to Shimonoseki situated on the other side of the Kanmon strait to visit the famous fish market - Karato. Being a Saturday morning with most local people on holiday, it was packed. Not as vast as...More

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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

Came in on a Saturday do it was bustling but organised, they have every kind of seafood here octopus, fugu, whale, shrimp, crab, shell fish, you gotta try everything mostly the famous fugu. They have hsndcdinjs near every stall, plates, you sit outside on the...More

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Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

Unfortunately it was around 10am when we arrived and clearly the main activity of the day had passed with only a small number of stall holders still with stock. Famous as the main market in Japan for the Puffer Fish, know locally as Fugu, a...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2018

Due to time factor, we missed this market during our one night stay in Shimonoseki but we make it a point to drop by this highly recommended Wholesale Market for our journey back from Fukuoka. It is truly without regret having to come by this...More

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Reviewed 5 May 2018

I dropped in at Karato Fishmarket on the 3rd of May(national holiday in Japan). So many people were enjoying Sushi,etc. near the market. This place is now one of the most popular spots for tourists in Shimonoseki. Sushi markets are open on Fridays and weekends...More

Thank tadJapan
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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

It’s not a very big market but interesting for tourists. We went at noon on a Saturday and it was quite crowded. Interesting that fresh sashimi and sushi are sold openly at the market stalls. The stall holders give you a plastic container, you pick...More

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Reviewed 28 November 2017 via mobile

The best market I ever been in Japan!! Cheap, fresh, clean and nice staffs!! Highly recommended!! Must go if you visit North-Kyushu!!

Thank Abie C
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

I got there after 12 noon and, although there were still lots to see, a lot of the shops were closed down. Great for sea food lovers especially those of you who want to try fugu.

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Reviewed 17 October 2017

This is a place which is easily accessible. Go there early in the morning to avoid the crowds. Large variety of sashimi and sushi available at very affordable price. You will have a chance to try "fugu" which I find quite tasty. Definitely worth going.

Thank Meow T
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Reviewed 21 September 2017

Great place to come on the weekends to pick out fresh seafood for brunch. Try the fugu-it's pretty tasty. Also huge pieces of fish on sushi.

Thank lorih847chicago
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gonefishingPerth
21 April 2017|
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Response from LloydCMC | Reviewed this property |
Walkable distance, around 2km. Better rent a bicycle in Mojiko.
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You can take a bus from the station. Walking wouldn't be a good idea as it'll take over 30 minutes. At the bus station, located right by the JR station, there will be english direction on which bus to take - Any bus from... More
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KolaXiong
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Response from Niida11 |
Thanks for your question. We sell sushi from Friday to Sunday every week. Friday to Saturday, 9:30am to 3pm. Sunday and holidays, from 7am to 3pm. We also sell fresh fish on weekdays, except Wednesday sometimes. You can... More
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