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Outer Market of Sapporo Central Wholesale Market
Every morning, fresh produce from mountains and seafood from all parts of Hokkaido is sold at the Outer Market of Sapporo Central Wholesale Market. You can purchase and taste Hokkaido's delicious food in around 60 stores here. This market is really popular among tourists because you can buy food representative of Hokkaido including seafood like crabs or sea urchin and vegetables or fruits grown in the vast grounds at reasonable prices; besides, you can taste very fresh seafood. Especially kaisen-don, a rice bowl topped with delicious, fresh seafood, is the most highly recommended menu anywhere you go.
- 21-2-3 Jo nishi 11 Kita , Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido
- Contact No.
- 7-min walk from Nijuyonken on Sapporo Municipal Subway 9-min walk from Soen station on JR line
- Opening Hours / Holidays
Each store has different opening hours and holidays. Please check detail on its official websites.
- Official Website
- Time Required
- 90 min
※ Some information is displayed in Japanese and machine-translated English, which may not be accurate.
For the latest information, please check the official website for each spot.
Recommend seafood : Crab
Without a doubt, Hokkaido is known for its crabs and this market is crammed with crab stores. In particular, king crab is popular and the best season for it is April to May for an intense sweetness and November to February for juicy, full meat.
Recommended fruit: Melon
Melon is the most popular fruit in Hokkaido. Among Hokkaido's local products like Furano melon and Hobetsu melon, Yubari melon is especially popular for its rich smell and soft flesh. Melon is in season from June to July and you can taste really sweet and delicious melons during this period.
Recommended eat-in food at the market
We recommend trying the kaisen-don, a seafood bowl topped with generous amounts of fresh seafood. About 10 stores offer kaisen-don but Kikusui is our recommendation, as it's also popular among people working in this market.