Tanga Ichiba
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Zimminaroundtheworld
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan1,917 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020
The Tanga Market was a fun one to browse. I tend to like food markets more then shopping streets as they are interesting and lively, especially here in Japan. I came here twice and both times it was busy with both buyers and sellers. There is a lot of fresh seafood and produce here, but there were several vendors selling snacks and other finger foods. I loved fried food here in Japan, so I couldn't pass up some of the fried chicken. There were also yakitori vendors that had some good options. Not the cleanest street or part of town, but I guess most markets are kind of like this. Everyone was friendly. As a tourist, I suggest coming here and browsing the market, also get a few small items to taste.
Written January 1, 2021
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Kimitaka S
Taichung, Taiwan14,141 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020 • Solo
If you would like to experience a traditional Japanese market, Tanga ichiba is a right place to go. It is just like Nishiki market in Kyoto or Kuromon market in Osaka. It should be interesting for foreign tourists. Even for Japanese, it recalls a nostalgia for Showa Time. But you should go before the noon. As I went there afternoon, the most of shops were closed.
Written November 2, 2020
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Roy V
Manila, Philippines35 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Friends
Like any public market, most of the action happens in the morning. By the afternoon, there are only a few items left. I personally like to visit public markets of places I go to just to see what is available in the local area.

You can buy a lot of snacks around this strip - I got ohagi and some rice/bean cakes.
You can see great cuts of meat, lots of seafood, and just a lot of food in general. There's also a grocery near the entrance, which sells the usual packed meals and other supermarket items.

Even if you're not into markets, try to take a walk from Kokura station to here (via the arcade) just to have a feel of the place. It's on the way to Kokura castle by foot anyway.
Written July 13, 2013
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lithiumbass
Waterloo, Canada286 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2014 • Friends
From Kokura Station you can walk (10min) or ride the Kokura monorail. We came later in the morning, but we were lucky that there were still many stands open. You can buy delicious karaage (fried) foods here for a great price! Many other snacks are also available.

Like any market, you are more likely to get a better choice if you come early.
Written July 25, 2014
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Wong E
Alor Setar, Malaysia7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
The stalls here are selling a lot of fresh seafood, vegetables and fruits. There was a small restaurant in the market, with cozy atmosphere and friendly owner! The menu wasn't having too many food choices but they are fresh and delicious! I was craving for Asari but they didn't have that in the menu. The chef then bought it somewhere from the market and customized one for me! And it was definitely one of the nicest Asari I have had! By the way, if you are the first timer for market in Japan, I would recommend Karato market! You will be surprised with the visit! It is reachable from Mojiko station, few more stations after Kokura.
Written October 12, 2019
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SANsna
San Diego253 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
As I was exploring Kitakyushu early morning, I noticed a lot of signs pointing to Tanga market. Since I was just wandering around, I decided to follow the signs and found myself at a pretty interesting market.

The walk from my hotel (Daiwa) was about 10 to 15 minutes. On a beautiful March morning, the walk was very enjoyable. Many of the stores in the main area was not open yet so it provided a less busy view of the main eating and shopping area of Kitakyushu.

Tanga market was very quiet at around 9 am on a Tuesday morning. There were quite a few stores open but many of them were closed. It is a smaller market and there is a smell of a wet market to it. That's not surprising given that there were quite a few stores selling fresh fish and meats. There were also a few stores selling some form of fermented fish.

When I told my Japanese co-workers that I went to Tanga market, they were surprised. They felt it was small, dirty, and smelly. I actually thought that they were being very picky. I have been to worse markets in other countries. Tanga market is a lot cleaner and less wet than many markets I have been to. In fact, I want to say that it is cleaner than the fish market I went to in Otaru on Hokkaido island.

Overall, it is like another market in Japan. If you are in Kitakyushu and looking for some fresh fruits, fish, or a few other food items, I think Tanga market is a good choice.
Written April 8, 2019
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Pairote M
11 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018
Just food market. Small lane.I didn't see anything exciting. I felt that I should not waste time to go there.
Written October 25, 2018
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Mollymoon_26
Bangkok, Thailand1,395 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018
Fresh fish, vegetables, and fruits. So cheap. Quite a few of restaurants serve oden and sashimi. However, quite smelly.
Written May 29, 2018
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Bobo Ngan
Hong Kong, China431 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Family
When we arrived at 12:00 noon, most of the shop inside was closed. It was an old market inside shopping street.
Written May 8, 2017
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Veronique T
56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Friends
I like this market a lot. The food there is cheap and local.
And, the cheese buns there are must-try, super tasty, and only 180 jpy per one!
Written December 18, 2016
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