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  • unescotravelbug
    Wooster, OH4,201 contributions
    Tatehana Ganpeki Asaichi, a.k.a Tatehana Sunday Morning Market is one of the must visit attractions in Hachinohe. It boasts as one of the largest morning markets in Japan, with 300+ vendors and attracts more than 10,000 visitors just in 4 hours of market opened. The open-air market location stretches 800 meters along the harbor front of Tatehana Wharf where fishing boats and merchandise cargos arrive on early Sunday morning, deliver fresh caught seafood and vegetables/fruits from the region. Small local produce growers also supply their homegrown vegetables/fruits, preserved goods to the market. There are many food stalls selling multiple choices of quick hot meals, charcoal-grilled fish and meats on sticks, fresh bakeries/sweets, coffee, summertime cold treats and regional/local specialties. Some large vendors provide tented area with tables and seats. Other small vendors serve finger foods on the sticks or trays. Visitors begin to arrive as early as market opens at 5 am on Sunday. The JR Hachinohe Line operates before 6 am to bring visitors to the site. Individual vendors are not limited to food products; there are handmade arts and crafts, seasonal flowers, kitchen gadgets, antiques, small appliances, miscellaneous items related to the needs of everyday living.
    Tatehana Ganpeki Asaichi is only available on Sunday from 5 am to 9 am and from Mid-March to December/New Year Day. For the foreigner visitors who want to experience Hachinohe’s unique foods and culture activities must plan the itineraries in advance to accommodate the Sunday visit to this famous morning market. During our journey to Tohoku Region we planned our visits to Hachinohe on the weekend in mid-August when JR East’s seasonal special joyful train line “Resort Umineko” made available during that time. We used Hachinohe as our base to Oirase and Tanesashi Coast/national parks.
    To access to Tatehana Morning Market, take JR East Hachinohe Line, from Hachinohe, direction to Kuji or Same and get off at Mutsu-Minato, then walk about 10-12 min. to the wharf. The earliest departure from JR Hachinohe Station is 5:35 am. A special run Sunday Morning Market Loop Bus Isaba is also available, runs early morning from bus terminal Mikkamachi/Yokamachi in downtown Hon-Hachinohe to Tatehana Gyoko-mae between April and November.
    If you have a full day to visit Hachinohe but don’t’ want to use your JR Pass on the local rides (not worth to stamp a day on your JR pass just for the local cheap fare rides) then you may want to consider buying “Enjoy Hachinohe” Card for 700 yen. It covers your one-day train rides between Hachinohe and Taneasashi Coast’s Kaigan Station and Hachinohe’s buses by Nanbu buses and municipal buses; also included is the sightseeing bus Tanesashi Coast Excursion Bus “Umineko”, runs between Same and Tanesashi Kaigan. You can buy this card from View Plaza inside of Hachinohe Station or JR East Ticket Reservation Office at some major stations.
    Written November 14, 2019
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  • Zimminaroundtheworld
    Okinawa Prefecture, Japan1,810 contributions
    The Kochi Sunday Market is a must if in the area. I altered my plans for a trip just to make sure I would be in Kochi on a Sunday. Prior to going, I read that the market has been going on for hundreds of years. It starts near the castle on a single road that stretches over a kilometer. I started early here, around 7:30 am and spent a couple hours here walking up and down looking at everything the vendors had to offer. For the most part the market was full of fresh produce. But there were other vendors here selling goods like knives, antiques, plants, etc. There were a few food vendors here as well, I tried the tempura sweet potatoes and went back for seconds, they were great! Markets, are a great way to immerse yourself in local cultures and the Kochi Market should not be missed.
    Written December 2, 2020
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  • Chul S
    4,412 contributions
    Located 30 minutes from Kansai airport by taking Nankai train, get off at Izumisano station and another 15 minutes walk. It is a fish market co-ops you can buy or just take a look at colorful fish and all kinds of marine animal.All the fish mongers were kind enough to let you take pictures of various fresh fish display for sell. There is also a restaurant offer good and yet cheap sushi which is directly support to the restaurant by wholeseller at the co-ops market. My wife and I check-in for the flight at Kansai airport early so we have 3 hours or more before boarding and we hated to waste time at the airport so we took a look at google map and saw this Izumisano Gyokyo Aozora Fishery Co-ops market which seem interesting, so we decided to explore the place and it's worth to kill the time. Outside the Co-ops building were many local agricultural product and miscellaneous good stroll as well. Keep track in time to have enough time to go back to the airport though!!
    Written November 26, 2019
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  • Chivory
    Singapore177 contributions
    A 15-20min walk from the train station. There is a bus, but not very frequent. Get the town map from the information counter. When we reached there, we go for the free footbath. You can enjoy the scenery inside the footbath shelter. Do bring along a towel to wipe your foot after the bath. We have our lunch in one of the restaurant. I ate the fish soup with onion. Nice hot soup to go with rice. A bus of Japanese tour group went there to buy local products.
    Written November 3, 2018
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  • NineDragons
    Ichikawa, Japan181 contributions
    Morning market is open from 6am till 11am. And closed on every Wednesday. Check out locations of market as it moves every 1st and 15th of month. Fish just came from the fish wholesale market. Other products are also very fresh. But what'e best are the people of the market. They will give you a steep discount if you are good.
    Enjoy you shopping here.
    Written September 7, 2015
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  • roy v
    Traralgon, Australia4,431 contributions
    While staying in Hakodate we visited the market a couple of times, a interesting stroll near the port.
    Being a big fishing port the market is as you would expect, ,lots of fish.
    A great place to get any sea food you like.
    You can buy a fish and they will cook it on the spot for you or you can have it as sashimi.
    Plenty of little restaurants, good for breakfast.
    Make sure you visit when in town.
    Written September 14, 2022
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  • Fau1966
    Hong Kong, China106 contributions
    I went there mid morning by bus (google is helpful). Most shops/restaurants have opened. Apart fr a handful of restaurants, the seafood parlours seem more interested to sell you to take home or take a restaurant (I don't know). Unlike the one in Kanazawa, that the shops there would grill in front of you. I personally think the market in Kanazawa would be livelier.
    Written October 14, 2019
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  • Craig R
    Yarrawonga, Australia1,360 contributions
    We arrived at this morning market around 11:00 and it was in the stages of closing.
    Had a great time wandering among the stalls. You can try sea urchins, and other tasty sea food. I had sweet honey glazed BBQ squid, not bad, a bit chewy.

    The people are very friendly. But if you can, try and get there early it is much better.
    Written June 4, 2019
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  • Cyus H
    290 contributions
    Brand new wholesale fish.market rebuilt after last tsunami that wiped out the town, the restaurant serving mainly packaged seafood & dining room for staff offers simple menu at unbelievable price (¥1,380 for boat-load of freshest sashimi) & quality.

    Well worth visit when in the area.
    Written April 1, 2019
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  • Getaway24786681468
    2 contributions
    Went quite early, shops are open during breakfast time, which is good, you don't get a crowd. don't miss out the shops across the road too.
    Written April 14, 2020
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  • Richi S
    Bangkok, Thailand3 contributions
    Good food reasonable price. Not much selections but good enough to have a taste of Japanese Sushi, Sashimi, Grilled.
    Written August 7, 2018
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  • lace06_12
    quezon city3 contributions
    Full of fresh fish and shrimp. Japan is famous for the tasteof fish. This market has many shops which you can buy sny fish. I bought two fishs and bring that to hotel to try to eat at dinner time. Very very oishii oishii oishii. Japan is fantastic.
    Written January 12, 2018
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  • Noa
    Hitachinaka, Japan13 contributions
    Nakaminato Fish Market is one of Hitachinaka’s attractions.

    There were many kinds of big fish that you can not see at the supermarket. The fish market was lively, and it felt fun just to watch it. Most clerks were very kind and cheerful. At the market, I could eat large oysters on the spot. The oysters were fresh and very delicious. When I looked out to the sea, fishing boats lined up. They were so cool. Also, I went there on a weekday afternoon, so it was not crowded there. I had a great time.
    However, there were few shops open because I went there at 4 p.m. Most of the restaurants were closed. It was disappointing.
    Restaurants close around 3 p.m., so you should go there before 3 p.m. if you want to eat seafood in a restaurant. In addition, you had better go with your shoes, not sandals. This is because the floor is wet. It is crowded during lunch time, so it is better to go there in the morning before lunch.
    Written June 7, 2021
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  • HotEarth
    Melbourne, Australia692 contributions
    This market is quite well hidden away about two streets behind the covered shopping mall. Furthermore it is not obvious that it is a market if one doesn't know Japanese as the front of the market has several restaurants. The market has segregated dry food and vegetables section and a wet seafood plus meat section. At my visit I did find that some seafood stalls do sell Akita oysters for direct consumption to visitors.

    This hidden treasure is a good place to visit.

    It is definitely an interesting market to visit.
    Written August 20, 2017
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  • VivianTai
    Singapore, Singapore60 contributions
    There is a convenient parking spot next to the market. We went early around 9am and there were many female vendors cleaning the fishes they were selling. It was very clean despite it is a fresh fish market. There are lots of dried seafood that that you can buy including conch meat, squids and fishes. There was lady selling her own handmade lacquer jewelry and old ladies selling mini souvenir sandals. The walk can be finished quite quickly as we were early and most shops were not open.
    Written June 6, 2019
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