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Karato Sea Market

5-50 Karato-cho, Shimonoseki 750-0005, Yamaguchi Prefecture
+81 83-231-1440
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Great fish market....local,small and simply nice

Friends advised me to got there and were so nice to take me there...it was a good idea. A simple... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
via mobile
Incredibly fresh and delicious seafood!

I'm so glad I made a change in travel plans after reading about this in a Yamaguchi Prefecture... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2017
Singapore, Singapore
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5-50 Karato-cho, Shimonoseki 750-0005, Yamaguchi Prefecture
+81 83-231-1440
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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

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

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.

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

1  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
Reviewed 9 October 2016

I am a lucky man because I live in this town for almost half a century. Karato area is a part of our walking course in the morning. Wife buys marine food here. Turbine shells were delicious yesterday. When you come here in the morning...More

1  Thank tadJapan
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Open normally on Friday Saturday and Sunday from morning till 3:00 pm. The Sushi are freshly made and offer good varieties. The toro with different grades from¥200-¥600 each piece. You can have great down-to-sea brunch here. I choose to stay a hotel which does not...More

2  Thank ChungkaiSin
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

It is attractive to daily routines. Not at all! You had better head down here. You have to go w/t sweat here. I introduce Big fishery mkts in Tokyo. World 1. Is in Tokyo. It is a kind of community shops. I wish that you're...More

Thank 희석 유
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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
11 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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