Karato market, Shimonoseki

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Feel the energy and smell the fresh aromas of Karato market, one of the largest fish markets in the region. The two-floor facility includes a large number of stalls selling freshly caught seafood, and the rush of activity makes for an arresting sight. Head up to the second floor to find the main eateries, selling sashimi and cooked dishes. To catch the market in full swing, head down early in the morning when traders and restaurant buyers arrive to buy large amounts of fish and seafood to be prepared across the city. A little after 7 am, the vendors will have a bit more time to answer your questions and chat about the market. Arrange to visit Karato market and other attractions in Shimonoseki using our Shimonoseki trip maker app .
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  • Believe it or not for consecutive 2 years has gone. The last time this is from Hiroshima, from Kokura. Lol I can't see big NetA and karato market what was said and Shari how fish are caught on a roll with fresh fish fresh and nice feeling fat, was the best. Is melting it's otoro almost in the marbled meat took a bite out. By all means your taste!
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  • The city's attractions, this inevitable cyprinidae fish market is a fish market at large because Karato and bustle than on the island. Kyushu jiu zhou many buzzwords, fresh seafood, just up from the harbour here. Also, who doesn't like to eat raw, it's there, lots of fried food is the food fresh fried squid and shrimp. It's price is not expensive, compared to how much quality there are significant yen from Shima 150-400 selection.
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  • Karato market reached 9:30, but already people! We have Saturday and Sunday could easily put the car yet this time. Return 10:30 other matrix. Get inside and lots of sushi, seafood rice and seafood Tempura. In fresh and sparkling Street, not subject to it. Also saw the rich do not fish there. It was how I have bigger and cheaper ones from 100 yen, but especially the meltingly fugu and otoro. Because it was so had never seen Bowl I had sushi, plenty of fish on it, a challenge next time.
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  • Sushi are cheap here but the quality and freshness is not good. Rice seasoning is overly sour and the seafood lacks flavor
  • We ended up here by accident in the sense that I had heard of this place from students and one of my two visiting friends is a sushi chef from Europe who loves fugu. Well, it ended up as a delightful shinkansen trip from Hiroshima, nice and easy and not too expensive (about 6, 000 yen one way with no reservation) with the local sight and sounds being super fun. The restaraunts were gorgeous, bit we settled on a small kiosk-like shop which turned out to be amazibgly delicious. We had fun buying the fish and seafood. The prawns and oysters were super cheap! A great day out for anyone who likes to eat, especially seafood. 🌸
  • This is the very excited fish market in Japan, the Toro Sushi is really yummy, and very fresh too!!! but please noted they will close around 15:30. Remember to go there earlier!!!~~
  • How fun to walk the market! Have your cash ready as it gets quite busy. This is where you can get the tasty poison fish fuku. There're beers too, so that's great. Come with your date! Bring your watercolors and sketchbook.
  • Worth visiting. Place famous for fugu

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