Kuroshio Market
Kuroshio Market
3.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
50 minutes from Kansai International Airport (Osaka) by car. The largest number of tuna cutting shows in Japan. The fattiest part of tuna (Otoro) sushi is must-eat in this market. It's a kind of tourist seafood market. At the seaside BBQ area, you can grill & eat all the seafood purchased in Kuroshio Market. Some of the seafood can be prepared as Sashimi or steamed/boiled, free of charge.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Orator11
Singapore, Singapore5,358 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
There are several different stalls selling fresh and frozen fish, as well as pickled vegetables, marinaded squid and frozen crab. At the back, there are shopsmthat you can order sushi or charashi don, as well as udon with tempura.

Seating is available at the back, or in the room towards the mini supermarket.

The fish was fresh, though I would not say they were the very best I have had. Good for the price point, I guess. There is also an area where you can grill items, near the ice cream and drinks store outside.

Looks are located at each end.
Written 28 April 2023
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Jesdaa P
Bangkok, Thailand165 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Travelers who are interested in the lifestyle and culture of tourist attractions do not miss this market where a local fruit village(market) is adjacent. The must is tasting local fresh seafood & fruits and watching the first time of tuna slice at 11.00 hrs.
Written 12 February 2020
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Rei M
Sydney, Australia10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Couples
Not so much a fish market but more a seafood restaurant fashioned to look like a fish market. A fun experience to pick out your seafood to eat either fresh or grilled in the “public” seating area. Very tourist orientated with lots of souvenirs sold
Written 23 November 2019
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Isaac S
Singapore450 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Located just next to the Wakayama Marina, the Kuroshio Market is a market that sells a lot of seafood products.

The main highlight here would be the tuna cutting demonstration, where a skilled guy would showcase the different parts of the tuna while cutting it up. The demonstration is all in Japanese though, so you would have to rely purely on visuals. Be sure to stand in front of the tuna cutting counter at least 10 minutes before the start of the demonstration if you wish to have a good view.

The rest of the market is made up of stalls offering different types of seafood, as snacks and as meals. The products are rather pricey though, as fresh and tasty as they look.
Written 3 November 2019
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linnman
Singapore, Singapore308 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
In less than 2 hours from Osaka, we arrived by train and bus from JR Kainan Station. The 15 mins bus ride from Kainan Station was 380 yen. It was relatively easy to find the bus stop - just follow the blue line on the floor leading from the station exit to the bus stop! Alight at the Marina City bus stop - lots of people get off here so it's easy. You get onto the bus from the back door and pull a ticket from the machine. There is an electronic panel above the front door which will indicate your fare when you are getting off. If you do not have exact change, slot your 1000 yen note into the coin changing machine next to the driver and it will dispense change. Then put the fare into the coin slot. Easy as that! Everyone is very patient and will wait for you to complete this. Or you can change your money while the bus is moving if you don't want to hold people up.

We watched the 11am tuna filleting show. Although in Japanese, it was nevertheless entertaining and educational. We then bought live seafood, which was not expensive, from the many stalls there and otoro sushi (pack of 8 pieces for 2000 yen) and headed for the outdoor BBQ area. To our surprise, they had staff there to turn on the gas BBQ grill on the tables, which came complete with plates and cutlery at no extra cost. Drinking water was also free from a dispenser. Once you are done, they clear up the table.

The live clams (600 yen) were delicious, and so was the sea bream (500 yen each) and uni (sea urchin 1000yen). Needless to say, the otoro sushi was heavenly. We bought a bottle of cold sake to share at 700 yen. A seaside BBQ with fresh live seafood and sake with the sea breeze blowing and a view of the blue sea was simply heavenly. But if you can't be bothered to cook, you can always buy the cooked stuff including yakitori and rice bowls from the stalls there.

I would highly recommend you visiting this fish market and eat the fresh seafood. I have been to other seafood markets like the one in Sydney and Auckland but nothing beats this one. You get a gas grill and service at no additional charge as a bonus!
Written 24 October 2019
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Ramm M
Linton, UK108 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Great fish market and good range of reasonably priced eating places. Supposed to be best outside Tokyo - not so sure but was very good.
Written 12 October 2019
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Buckster21
London, UK392 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
This large fish market provides food for those visiting the local attractions as well as fish and other products to take home. There is a demonstration of how to cut and prepare fish, that is entertaining. Many stalls sell freshly prepared fish, sea-food, meat and vegetable dishes. There is plenty of choice and several eating areas inside and outside. Food is a little more expensive than average but the location makes this acceptable. A very good place to stop for lunch.
Written 30 July 2019
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Stephystephy
Hong Kong, China113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
Drove there or you can take the trains there when you are in Wakayama. Highlight include the tune cutting show where you see a big tuna dissect in front of your eyes. I recommend you to try the Otoro(fatty tuna) which is rare. Its more expensive than regular tuna but its got all the good fat, melts in your mouth and worth a try. Other parts like cheek is also rare and worth trying.

We also BBQ by the seaside - clams, octopus, scallops and tried the mikan juice. Or you can buy sushi and eat by the seaside as well. Seafood was not particularly good, only so so but it was sort of fun.

Kinokuni farm and Porta Europe is close by and you might as well take a look.
Written 12 July 2019
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Andrew Goh
Singapore, Singapore6,509 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Family
It is a tourist spot where you can enjoy watching the demonstration of slicing up the big tuna fish into sashimi that you can enjoy on the spot! There are many stalls selling seafood like grilled scallops, oyster, crab etc.. you have to buy and bring to a centre location to consume. A fun place for you to pick and choose what you like and enjoy your meal!
Written 12 April 2019
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AliceChui
Hong Kong, China254 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Friends
Not a big market but good that you can buy fresh seafood with free BBQ facilities at the outdoor area. The tuna craving show is interesting to see if you happened to be there around their show times. It took about 45-60 mins to reach there by bus from JR station.
Written 22 March 2019
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