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Karato Sea Market

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Open today: 5:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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5-50 Karato-cho, Shimonoseki 750-0005, Yamaguchi Prefecture
+81 83-231-1440
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Saturday morning, sushi was okay. Sitting by the sea, watching ships pass by and eat sushi was the best anyone can ask. A bit cold but enjoyable.

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank MulanOhBulan
Reviewed 1 week ago

besides the famous sea market in Tokyo this seems to be the next as popular sea food market in Japan . Fresh fish raw or cooked in preparred obentos are sold at the market and the sushi restaurants on the second floor. Some places take...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Basili0T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A place for tourists to enjoy cheap sushi, sashimi, but for me is not so fresh although is a fish market and you would expect the super fresh nevertheless is very cheap, and you even can buy kojira whale meat here, planty of fugu too

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank allanklchoo
Reviewed June 22, 2019 via mobile

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 when weather does not allow...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Marjo1187
Reviewed June 10, 2019

The blowfish came to prominent because it. Has poison and cannot be process by just any one. Karato fish market is know for blowfish, which are sliced very thinly and mixed with ponsu sause. This hotel has dry market, fish market and sashimi and sushi...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed May 31, 2019 via mobile

We visited the Karato sea market on a weekday, so many stores were closed. The stores that was open that sold sushi and sashimi was not as affordable.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank SipsTea
Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

I bought a day pass which ferry me from port near JR Mojiko Station to shimonoseki ferry terminal. Then that's where within 2 mins walk, you will see the karato sea market. I had my stomach filled with freshly sushi, fried aji and fugu fish...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Bigfoot27
Reviewed November 27, 2018

Karato Market is the most popular sight where visitor can get some fresh seafood. Unlike Tokyo’s Tsukiji Market, this market is much smaller and the vendors don’t start catering to visitors until around 9:30. Good variety of fresh sushi are offered and most vendors sell...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank thelonious22
Reviewed August 3, 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Masterecho
Reviewed June 23, 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

Date of experience: June 2018
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October 9, 2018|
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Response from Masterecho | Reviewed this property |
Apologies for late reply, did not get this message before - the previous poster is correct - Shimonoseki is nearer. It is a fabulous place - enjoy! Kindest regards Master Echo
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April 21, 2017|
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Response from LloydCMC | Reviewed this property |
Walkable distance, around 2km. Better rent a bicycle in Mojiko.
December 1, 2016|
Response from Jaeleeny |
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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