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Yobuko Morning Market, Karatsu

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Wake up early for some morning entertainment at Yobuko Morning Market, one of Japan's largest fish markets known for its lively atmosphere, loud merchants shouting their prices, and abundance of fresh fish for purchase. Get a feel for local life as you walk down the 200 m (656 ft) road lined with stalls and listen to the voice of merchants attracting customers and making deals as you decide between squid, fish, oysters, sea snails, and clams. You can also find processed food, vegetables, and flowers here, and be aware that you will be expected to bargain. Using our custom trip planner, Karatsu attractions like Yobuko Morning Market can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • We arrived at this morning market around 11:00 and it was in the stages of closing. Had a great time wandering among the stalls. You can try sea urchins, and other tasty sea food. I had sweet honey...  more »
  • 河太郎の開店前に寄りました。思ったよりも小さく、歩いて食べられるようなものはあまりありません。魚やイカは安いのですが鮮度の問題で持って帰れない... I came before Kawataro's opening. It is smaller than I thought, and there are not many things which we can walk and eat.  more »
  • There are a few vendors selling "street food" and a number of shops along the way. I was a bit shocked when the person selling uni scooped it right into my hand - it was definitely the freshest uni I had ever had. Overall it was a simpler market with some good deals and if you are already in the area it is worth stopping by for a brief visit.
  • Had the experience of eating sea urchin shucked right in front of me. Of course, it was very fresh

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