呼子の朝市 (Yobuko Morning Market ), Karatsu

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Wake up early for some morning entertainment at 呼子の朝市 (Yobuko Morning Market ), one of Japan's largest fish markets known for its lively atmosphere, loud merchants shouting their prices, and abundance of fresh fish for purchase. Get a feel for local life as you walk down the 200 m (656 ft) road lined with stalls and listen to the voice of merchants attracting customers and making deals as you decide between squid, fish, oysters, sea snails, and clams. You can also find processed food, vegetables, and flowers here, and be aware that you will be expected to bargain. Using our custom trip planner, Karatsu attractions like 呼子の朝市 (Yobuko Morning Market ) can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Squid is irresistible. Morning 1 itself is small, but you can buy things cheaper. The last year has also repeated this year. It is fresh wakame seaweed and small fishes. Women who are hard sells because I buy them.
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  • There is free parking, easy-to-go. Many fish and sell conch and abalone and sea urchin. Cracker calamari delicious, Sea Urchin, visitors in situ feeding one 300 yen. Good, good. Some time was 1 hour in addition to.
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  • Heard that it was one of the top morning markets in Japan, but coming here on Christmas Eve morning (Sun) did not give me that impression. There were not that many street vendors and some of the shops...  more »
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  • Many local food, processed seafood, and snack that you can eat right away. There is a shop selling fishcake donut and squid deep fried balls, worth trying. And a food truck selling squid burger. Even fresh sea urchin, salty but tasty.
  • Yobuko Morning Market is a good place for those who likes seafood and vegetables. It offers a wide range of many delicacy. In my case I tried 'cassis' ice cream which tasted bit sour like berry while my friend tried the yellow one which is called 'Yuzu' it tasted like lemonade, a good one indeed. This market faces a big body of water so you might as well try and see the 'Nanatsugama'.
  • My full respect to the ladies working for the market. See what delicious squid we got ( and what became of them)
  • If you want to see local people's living, here is the good place to be. Local people selling live-fish and squid, preserved fish and squid, fresh vegetable. There are also a restaurant where you can order the live-squid and a small shop name 朝一しゅうまい (Asaishi Sumai) selling a Sumai (squid ball).
  • Historical maket. Many local ingredients. They may late to open the shop or skip it. depend on the weather

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Many of the accommodations in Karatsu form an orderly line next to the Matsuura River, or along the coast. Things certainly get a little more luxurious by the sea, with rooms offering extensive views along the coast, onsite spas, and fine-dining restaurants, as well as good access to the beach. Look inland towards the main train station for a range of business hotels designed for one-night stays, side-street guesthouses, and the odd hostel.
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