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Katsuura Nigiwai Market

7 Tsukiji | Next to Katsuura Fish Market Office, Nachikatsura-cho, Higashimuro-gun 649-5335, Wakayama Prefecture
+81 735-52-2131
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Interesting diversion

Having already visited the Tsukiji Market a few days earlier we weren't particularly gung-ho about... read more

Reviewed June 2, 2018
Jeffrey D
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Starkville, Mississippi
Tuna Market

Niikatsuura is a small town. This tuna market is less than 10min walk from the train station. Wake... read more

Reviewed February 27, 2018
LimKahChuan
,
Singapore, Singapore
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Feb 27, 2018
“Tuna Market”
Jun 2, 2018
“Interesting diversion”
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7 Tsukiji | Next to Katsuura Fish Market Office, Nachikatsura-cho, Higashimuro-gun 649-5335, Wakayama Prefecture
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+81 735-52-2131
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Reviewed June 2, 2018

Having already visited the Tsukiji Market a few days earlier we weren't particularly gung-ho about rising early to traipse to this regional tuna auction. However, while we were strolling by the auction floor (ca. 100 ft. from the chain-link fenceline along the street) at 10...More

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Reviewed February 27, 2018

Niikatsuura is a small town. This tuna market is less than 10min walk from the train station. Wake up for see sun rise behind the mountains in the background of the port. You can hear auctioning from the market. Public are allowed to view the...More

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Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

Be stayed at 7am and walk to the 2nd floor it's free. Great for photo shoots and just immerse in the local fish market culture. Lots of tuna though they were not huge in size. If you from the west, watch cable channel Tuna Wars...More

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Reviewed May 4, 2016

only 1 day per week? glad we could see this - no number restrictions like at Tsukigi Tokyo! good balcony to view the market for free and simple stalls on the quay serve sushi and cooked fish.

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Reviewed January 19, 2016

We were told the auction began at 7:30, and so we arrived a little after 7 from our hotel just a 5 minute walk away. There were loads of fish spread out on the floor and at some point the actual action began - very...More

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Reviewed January 4, 2016

If you are in Katsuura for the hot springs or waterfall and are not allergic to getting up early then this is moderately interesting to see. There is minimal English tourist information so you are just watching a warehouse full of dead fish with fisherman...More

2  Thank BadgerCT
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Reviewed October 23, 2015

Very little activity when we visited at 8am in October but maybe the wrong season. Only a fish being chopped up & not very big

1  Thank M_c_morri
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