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. To visit 呼子の朝市 (Yobuko Morning Market ) on your holiday in Karatsu, and find out what else Karatsu has to offer, use our Karatsu family vacation planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • This market is all about the local catch so be prepared to see (and smell) a lot of squid. Was there on a Sunday morning so there was a big happy weekend crowd. Stallholders were happy to let me take ...  more »
  • We visited on a rainy morning and arrived at a deserted market. Not sure if stores and sellers decided to pull out because of the rain, but hardly any stores were open. Of the few that were open, they...  more »
  • This place is worth the drive! - Highly recommend to get there by 9am to enjoy the street lined with morning makeshift stalls. Quite an interesting experience. A must try is the octopus balls and fres...  more »
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  • 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
  • Like a normal morning market, it hasn't muck to offer for a tourist