Eat & Drink
Karato Market 唐戸市場
A fish market that will engage all your senses
At this lively market in Yamaguchi , local fishermen sell their freshly caught fish at very reasonable prices. Karato Market began as a street market in 1909, and now its ships fish all over Japan. Although the focus of Karato is seafood, you can also buy other local seasonal ingredients since many farmers come from Yamaguchi and the surrounding area to set up shop.
The view over the Kanmon Straits is stunning
You can try a delicious mixed seafood donburi rice bowl or buy individual pieces of sushi
How to Get There
Take a Sanden Kotsu bus from directly outside Shimonoseki Station. Get off at the Karato stop, and Karato Market is a five-minute walk from there. Make sure to arrive early to see the market at its dynamic best.
A shopping experience with a difference
As you choose your fish, you might have the chance to exchange a few words with the shop owners. Karato Market offers a very personal shopping experience. The fishmongers can help you choose the best fish for the season and get the most out of your visit.