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Nijo Market, Sapporo

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Take in the sights, scents, and tastes of Nijo Market, a public food market with scores of indoor and outdoor vendors selling fresh produce. Said to have developed during the early Meiji period, the market today offers a good mix of foods, with a particular emphasis on seafood. Buy fresh fish, crabs, sea urchins, and salmon roe to take away with you, or head to one of the onsite eateries to sample a cooked meal made using ingredients from the market. Take the guesswork out of planning a Sapporo vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • Lots of Fresh Seafood! a Lot cleaner than tsukiji fish market and not too crowded. Since we came in winter, theres lots of crabs on bargain and cooked on the spot. 
    Lots of Fresh Seafood! a Lot cleaner than tsukiji fish market and not too crowded. Since we came in winter, theres lots of crabs on bargain and cooked on the spot.  more »
  • Fish market, similar to Tsukiji in Tokyo, but smaller. We were happy we went, but were not overly impressed with the quality of oysters or shrimp sashimi that we enjoyed. The market is a fun... 
    Fish market, similar to Tsukiji in Tokyo, but smaller. We were happy we went, but were not overly impressed with the quality of oysters or shrimp sashimi that we enjoyed. The market is a fun...  more »
  • This place it touristic and expensive. However this is the only market in town that opens up at 6:00 AM giving you the possibility to eat breakfast; so, unless your idea of a morning meal exclusively....  more
    This place it touristic and expensive. However this is the only market in town that opens up at 6:00 AM giving you the possibility to eat breakfast; so, unless your idea of a morning meal exclusively....  more »
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  • This place was commonly visited by most visitors, so I did. If you are looking for nice and fresh seafood, this is the place. Need to bargain with the sellers for a good price, sometimes can cut 30% off. Shops at outer zones (facing streets) cost higher while shop inside the market can get a good bargain. The day I visited was snowing heavily and less visitors around, luckily I gained a good bargain!
  • I can't get enough of the place. In fact, went there twice to continue savoring the freshest seafoods. My favorites were hairy crabs, big oysters, huge scallops, sea urchin and fish cooked, grilled right in front of you. Better to explore the inner part of the market for more precious, delicious finds. Hoping to be back there again...
  • Nijo market is much smaller in size in comparison with the better known tsukiji market, so a quick stroll for about 30 minutes will be enough to cover the whole place. There are tons of fresh seafood for sale with the option of being cooked on site. It is quite pricey though.
  • No visit to Sapporo, or any other prefecture in Japan, would be complete without stopping by a fish market in the morning. As the snow festival comes to a close and travelers start their long journey back to wherever they came from, Nijo Fish Market will still be here and it will still offer the freshest catches. My initial impression was quite different. With other fish markets I have been to, Nijo Market
  • It is the right place if you want to try Sapporo's fresh seafood. It's famous for its king crab, sea urchin, and salmon roe with rice. Very delicious!

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