Nakaminato Fish Market 那珂湊おさかな市場

Nakaminato Fish Market
Nakaminato Fish Market

A fish market that rivals Tsukiji

Everyone knows Tokyo's Tsukiji Fish Market, but few know that Ibaraki has its own that rivals Tsukiji in both size and abundance of fresh fish. Nakaminato Fish Market runs along the waterfront of Ibaraki's east coast in the town of Oarai. For a truly local experience without the crowds, try this market.

How to Get There

Nakaminato Fish Market is a 10-minute walk from Nakaminato Station.

From Tokyo, take the JR Joban Line from Tokyo Station to Katsuta Station. Change to the Hitachinaka-Kaihin Line to reach Nakaminato Station.

Quick Facts

Nakaminato Port in Ibaraki is a major fishing hub on the east coast of Japan

The fish market attracts over one million visitors each year

Several shops also operate as restaurants, so save room for lunch

The freshest catch

Nakaminato Fish Market is a dynamic scene featuring chefs from local restaurants searching the stalls for the best of the daily catch. The Pacific's warm and cool currents meet in the waters off Ibaraki, which brings in a wide variety of sea life.

Local place, local price

There are rows and rows of vendors selling fish and sea creatures of all types. Prices start reasonable and go down as the day goes on. Do not be shy about trying the samples offered.

Fresh food, freshly cooked

Within the fish market's vicinity there are restaurants stocked with the market's fresh catch. Do not miss trying some of Japan's best seafood.

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