Translated by Kayoko Windle
Yobuko Morning Market - Enjoy The Fresh Seafood Of Kyushu!
Yobuko Morning Market in Karatsu, Saga prefecture, is the largest of Japan's top three markets. Visit here to enjoy rows of freshly caught fish and seafood, as well as great local foods!
Written by Maki
Yobuko Morning Market in Karatsu city, Saga Prefecture is the largest of the top three markets in Japan along with Wajima in Ishikawa prefecture and Takayama in Gifu prefecture.
Fresh fish and seafood caught from the Japanese Sea is the highlight of the scenery. The market stalls are run by local elderly ladies. With their heart-warming conversations, they are giving the market an atmosphere overflowing with charm.
Let’s take a look at the top recommendations on what to buy and what to eat at this morning market.
Also read: Highlight of Saga
A Morning Market for Fresh Fish
Yobuko Morning Market in Karatsu city began more than 90 years ago in the Taisho era. In Yobuko, the nearby Genkai Sea cultivated an abundant fishing ground thanks to its complex currents. With plentiful squid and various other kinds of seafood, this harbor has a great variety all year round.
A row of 50 stalls lines the back lanes leading directly to Yobuko Harbor.