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Nakaminato Fish Market

19-8 Minatohoncho, Hitachinaka 311-1221, Ibaraki Prefecture
+81 29-275-3000
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Not my thing but fascinating

Whilst in the city on business there was only a limited time for seeing anything, so on one day we... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2016
Hastings, United Kingdom
via mobile
I love this place. Never tire of it!!!

My first time to come here was over 15 years ago. I STILL LOVE IT! I am a bit of an... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2016
Toronto, Canada
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19-8 Minatohoncho, Hitachinaka 311-1221, Ibaraki Prefecture
+81 29-275-3000
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Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Whilst in the city on business there was only a limited time for seeing anything, so on one day we went for a wander around to see what was available. I'm not a great fish lover, but the sights at the market were rather interesting....More

Thank peppermint
Reviewed 28 September 2016

My first time to come here was over 15 years ago. I STILL LOVE IT! I am a bit of an expert. I bring all my overseas guests here if they like sushi and have the time to go. The salespeople do not try to...More

3  Thank YamaBee
Reviewed 21 November 2015

We went to Nakaminato on a drizzy November day, so it wasn't packed with people, but we enjoyed seeing the sights and meeting the friendly fishmongers. Not a lot of English spoken here, but everyone was very nice to us. We enjoyed fresh steamed crab...More

Thank Deb A
Reviewed 24 October 2015

Took the Hitachinaka Seaside Railway to Nakaminato station and picked a hand-drawn map from the station and walked to the fish market. It was already 3.30pm when I reached and the 5 or so main fresh seafood shops were already starting to clear their wares....More

4  Thank neminskii
Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

Interesting to see wide variety of fish, oysters and the like. Avoid lunchtime because boards Tour groups arrive and then the restaurants are all flooded with tour groups. We had a great time at a small restaurant on the side of the port that was...More

2  Thank johntaro
Reviewed 4 August 2015

One of the more enjoyable fish markets I've visited. I'm sure that what's on sale varies by time of year - when we visited they had lots of drying squid, various fishes, and most excitingly, fresh uni. They had tanks full of uni and for...More

Thank Asterix135
Reviewed 9 June 2015

This fish market is massive!!! We walk through the market, see real Tuna fishes and stop at the food vendor just outside the market. The Sashimi was very fresh and delicious!!!

Thank Air B
Reviewed 1 May 2015

I did not expect much when told we would be visiting a fish market in the small town of Hitachinaka but upon arrival was very pleasantly surprised. There are more types of fish available than I could ever learn all the names for and people...More

1  Thank duke0fprunes
Reviewed 13 March 2015

Was brought by a Japanese friend to see the fish market. It was amazing to see all the different varieties of fish/sea creature available, as well as the food stalls that were around. We got some oysters, that were ENORMOUS and good. Also, some takoyaki....More

Thank CadetBat
Reviewed 9 July 2014

Those who bother to go to Hitachi Seaside Park (which I don't recall much about) are remiss if they are ignorant of the other things to see in area, such as this fishmarket, which is one of the more impressive ones in Japan for a...More

1  Thank DanL917
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