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Yobuko Morning Market
In Karatsu, Saga, there is a commercial street called Asaichi-dori in Matsuura-cho. Here, the market is open from 7:30 in the morning, everyday except January 1. In fact, Yobuko's morning market is one of the three biggest morning markets in Japan. Fresh seafood that comes directly from fishing trawlers is the specialty of this place. On the approx. 200 m long Asaichi-dori, there are about 50 stores on weekdays. On weekends, about 70 stores open up on this street. In addition to seafood, you can also find a variety of products including vegetables, flowers and other products of everyday life. Enjoy walking on this street while snacking and looking at the products.
- Yobuko-cho Yobuko, Karatsu-shi, Saga
- 30-min bus ride on Showa bus bound for Hadomisaki/Yobuko from Karatsu main bus terminal that is 5 min away from the north exit of JR Karatsu Station. Get off at Yobuko.
- Opening Hours / Holidays
Closed: January 1
※ Some information is displayed in Japanese and machine-translated English, which may not be accurate.
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Animated Yobuko's morning market
In Japanese markets, store keepers usually shout out loud to attract customers' attention! Yobuko's morning market is also very animated even if it's early in the morning. Enjoy the conversation with store keepers while shopping here. If you negotiate well, they might give you something extra. That's one of the charms of this morning market!
Squid, a specialty of Yobuko, is everywhere!
At Yobuko's morning market, you should definitely try dishes made of squid, which is the specialty of Yobuko. There are a variety of products made of squid in this market such as dried squid, squid Chinese dumpling and squid burger, which is the local food that you can only have here (only on Sunday). Why don't you enjoy various food made of squid?
Enjoy fresh fish at the "Fish market"
"Fish market" is located on Asaichi-dori. Here, you can find many processed products made of seafood and fresh fish on the first floor and a restaurant on the second floor. At the restaurant, you can cook fresh seafood such as squid, turban shell or abalone, that you bought on the first floor and eat it right away.