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Karato Sea Market

5-50 Karato-cho, Shimonoseki 750-0005, Yamaguchi Prefecture
+81 83-231-1440
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pick up some fugu

Great place to come on the weekends to pick out fresh seafood for brunch. Try the fugu-it's pretty... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Sushi and fresh fish products

From Mojiko, I dropped by here to enjoy fresh raw fish. However, it was almost 14:00, and looks... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Seoul, South Korea
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  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
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5-50 Karato-cho, Shimonoseki 750-0005, Yamaguchi Prefecture
+81 83-231-1440
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 4 days ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 23 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
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

If you like fresh seafood with abandon choices, you'd better visit the Karato before 10am. Seafood there is comparatively cheaper than restaurants. P.S. don't buy drink on the 1/F shops, there are vending machines on the 2/F which are cheaper.

Thank LloydCMC
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Only open in weekend, not enough table and seat for dining, use cartoon boxes or rubbish as chairs, I saw a child fell from a torn chair. Some tourist sit on the street to eat, so you need to bring something cover on the street...More

1  Thank sandymansh
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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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