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Karato market, Shimonoseki

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Feel the energy and smell the fresh aromas of Karato market, one of the largest fish markets in the region. The two-floor facility includes a large number of stalls selling freshly caught seafood, and the rush of activity makes for an arresting sight. Head up to the second floor to find the main eateries, selling sashimi and cooked dishes. To catch the market in full swing, head down early in the morning when traders and restaurant buyers arrive to buy large amounts of fish and seafood to be prepared across the city. A little after 7 am, the vendors will have a bit more time to answer your questions and chat about the market. Arrange to visit Karato market and other attractions in Shimonoseki using our Shimonoseki trip maker app.
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  • Best to come here on a day when you can choose food from the vendors but my favorite place to eat is the sushi train on the second floor.  more »
  • We had a great time at the Karato Sea Market. Had a good brunch there. Buy from the stalls and eat it on the 2nd floor overlooking the market or enjoy it outside the market sea front boardwalk.  more »
  • Fresh sashimi and sushi. You can choose as many as you want in different stalls. The canteen is on the second floor. Also air-conditioned dried seafood stalls for you to buy souvenirs.
  • Excellent sushi and seafood don. Many variety and stalls to choose from. Sushi starts from only 100 yen and very good quality. A must visit if you are nearby.

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