Yobuko Morning Market, Karatsu

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Wake up early for some morning entertainment at 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 Yobuko Morning Market can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • It is the street that the first thing is held in the morning, but I visited it at noon, so it was like opening only a few stores. It seems to line up in the morning. It is said that seafood and agricultural products are sold, typically dried squid overnight.
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  • Because it was a rainy pattern of hate, the shop which opened was sparse, and there were few tourists. However, the time is eight o'clock in the morning. Even so, the conversation with the people in the shop was fun, and I felt that the bad fish was serious. It's a traditional morning market, so I think it's going to be even more exciting if everyone visits. Because people are really good, the conversation bounces. Involuntarily, I bought more. I'm a good business person.
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  • Day3 first stop Huzi toward son towards the city, very beautiful Port, a hundred years of history toward shim, along the road to roasted flowers and branches, people do not want to be very leisurely, shops are very guest, see your hands have garbage will be the main you off, small food is very popular, it is worth going!
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  • There are a few vendors selling "street food" and a number of shops along the way. I was a bit shocked when the person selling uni scooped it right into my hand - it was definitely the freshest uni I had ever had. Overall it was a simpler market with some good deals and if you are already in the area it is worth stopping by for a brief visit.
  • Had the experience of eating sea urchin shucked right in front of me. Of course, it was very fresh
  • Visited on a Friday around 11am.. Stalls are already winding down for the day.
  • 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.
  • Really need to reach there early. I reached there at 11am and Eventhough the market closes at 12noon, there are only very few shops, stalls that are open. A bit disappointing as it was a long drive from Fukuoka.
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