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Karato Sea Market

5-50 Karato-cho, Shimonoseki 750-0005, Yamaguchi Prefecture
+81 83-231-1440
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Go in the mornings

I got there after 12 noon and, although there were still lots to see, a lot of the shops were... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fresh seafood

This is a place which is easily accessible. Go there early in the morning to avoid the... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Meow T
Hong Kong, China
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  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
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“sashimi” (8 reviews)
“raw fish” (3 reviews)
“second floor” (3 reviews)
5-50 Karato-cho, Shimonoseki 750-0005, Yamaguchi Prefecture
+81 83-231-1440
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I got there after 12 noon and, although there were still lots to see, a lot of the shops were closed down. Great for sea food lovers especially those of you who want to try fugu.

Thank DYA717
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is a place which is easily accessible. Go there early in the morning to avoid the crowds. Large variety of sashimi and sushi available at very affordable price. You will have a chance to try "fugu" which I find quite tasty. Definitely worth going.

Thank Meow T
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Great place to come on the weekends to pick out fresh seafood for brunch. Try the fugu-it's pretty tasty. Also huge pieces of fish on sushi.

Thank lorih847chicago
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

From Mojiko, I dropped by here to enjoy fresh raw fish. However, it was almost 14:00, and looks like closing the fish market. I disappointed with that but afterward I visited tourists info then the lady told me raw fish restaurants are located second floor...More

Thank Hirakawa_Eki
Reviewed 28 August 2017

I went to Sunday morning around 8:00. I saw various sushi, sashimi and fried fish. All fresh and yummy. I heard after 9:00 many tourists would come and the market would be very packed. So it is better to go around opening time. Sushi battle...More

Thank Masatoshi K
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Friends advised me to got there and were so nice to take me there...it was a good idea. A simple hall packed with shops selling very good sushi, fish, and some with blowfish as a specialty. Walk around on the wet tiles, enjoy the many...More

1  Thank HarTeeuw
Reviewed 22 June 2017

I'm so glad I made a change in travel plans after reading about this in a Yamaguchi Prefecture tourism brochure of recommended sights. The brochure describes that this wholesale market opens to the public from Friday to Sunday (Fri&Sat 10am to 3pm, Sun 8am to...More

1  Thank Muka_85
Reviewed 25 May 2017

As for me, I feel sightseeing for fresh seafood market is "a must". We buy Pufferfish cost JPY 1000 a dish and eat at 2/F. My kids don't like here for crowd with people and wet floor.

1  Thank nganpopo
Reviewed 17 April 2017

A fully tourity spot with most of the food stalls trying to sell foods to the local and foreign visitors. Having said that, the foods are very fresh and reasonably priced. A lot of fun as one could try many different foods before one made...More

2  Thank HK C
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

It was a Sunday and the market opened late at 08:00. My plan was quite packed that day so I arrived there sharp at 08:00. There were still some unoccupied spaces on the Ground level of the car park. After parking my car, I started...More

1  Thank tangbili
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21 April 2017|
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Response from LloydCMC | Reviewed this property |
Walkable distance, around 2km. Better rent a bicycle in Mojiko.
1 December 2016|
Response from Jaeleeny |
You can take a bus from the station. Walking wouldn't be a good idea as it'll take over 30 minutes. At the bus station, located right by the JR station, there will be english direction on which bus to take - Any bus from... More
10 October 2015|
Response from Niida11 |
Thanks for your question. We sell sushi from Friday to Sunday every week. Friday to Saturday, 9:30am to 3pm. Sunday and holidays, from 7am to 3pm. We also sell fresh fish on weekdays, except Wednesday sometimes. You can... More
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