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Karato Market 唐戸市場

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Karato Ichiba Karato Ichiba

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.

Quick Facts

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 around 3 minutes on foot 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.

An unrivaled variety of locally caught fresh fish

Choose your own freshly made sushi

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