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Sankaku Market, Otaru

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Get a taste of authentic local seafood at Sankaku Market, a seafood market lined with stalls featuring freshly caught mackerel, crab, sea urchin, mantis prawns, salmon, scallops, oysters, prawns, and much more. If you can't contain your hunger, head to one of the restaurants inside the complex and have a chef whip you up an authentic local style dish using local ingredients. Use our Otaru journey maker site to visit Sankaku Market on your trip to Otaru, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • It is more foreign to Japanese, it was crowded. Go in menu, atmosphere and I Bowl to eat is also good shops or stores.
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  • Do not number enough to sell and the price cheap! The market was in the room and Wi-Fi has also been entered in the really warm when it comes to snow! When you enter the line in the East (seafood rice) or take a look at to try to really taste was pumping!
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  • Short one way markets are the tastings always encouraged me, told me to eat. Time there is extremely helpful and courteous only by tasting, but wanted to try eating a bowl.
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  • This small whole sale seafood market is conveniently located just left of the Otaru JR train station. Good place to start or end your day trip to Otaru. Just a short alley flank by eateries and stalls selling dried scallops, fishes, prawns, octopus, and yes, giant crabs. Our visit is in the winter, selection may vary in other seasons. You can choose the crabs from the vendor and have them cooked and served in the eateries. Don't miss the steam King Crab which is of course really fresh and tasty. However my favourite is the grilled mackerel.
  • Market located directly to the left outside Otaru Train Station. Very convenient. Whole stretch all selling seafood. The prices here are more economical as compared to Nijo market in Sapporo or restaurants. Bought my seafood rice set with selection of 3 types of seafood at 1800yen. Fresh and sweet. Nice.
  • I’d highly recommend this fresh seafood market! Whether it’s just for a visit or to complete the Otaru trip with a fresh seafood lunch, this is a MUST visit! You’d walk down a sloped alley with shops on both sides of the alley. Usually fresh seafood sold on one side, with the opposite facing store a dine-in eatery belonging to the same owner. We had a great lunch there! Seafood super fresh, at a fraction of the price of what you pay for at the famous Tsukiji market in Tokyo. A bowl with your own preferred selection of seafood. Price? Just an idea of what you’d be paying: 3 items (large) @ 2000¥. 4 items (large) @ 2500¥ Pictures below is what we had , with 3 items picked! Cost us 2000¥ a bowl . Definitely filled our tummies well! The entrance to the market may be a little hard to notice but simple look out for the Chinese/Japanese characters 三角市场 which directly translates to “triangle market” in mandarin (; FREE WI-FI on site!
  • Small market with focus on crab and shell fish. Kind of touristy feel/vibe from the vendors. prices a bit higher
  • Best place for fresh seafood…don't miss it. Never tried before means never been to Otaru

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Historic little Otaru brings in significant numbers of visitors every year, with its scenic old canals and relaxed bayside charm. Take a peek at the converted warehouses in the canal district for some of the most stylish accommodations in town, with boutique hotels decorated with a keen eye for detail. Standard and luxury hotels line the newer commercial streets around town, while well-kept, traditional (or traditional-looking) "ryokan" (guesthouses) sit on the older commercial thoroughfares. Budget hostels can be found throughout, offering private and shared rooms.
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