The Sapporo Central Fish Market in Sapporo has become a popular excursion for Japanese tourists to Sapporo with many of the fresh fish retailers offering free bus tours from your hotel and then on to Sapporo Station. Your luggage will be kept in a safe place while you browse the various shops on either side of the street for souvenirs or enjoy a sushi breakfast washed down with a Sapporo Classic beer.
Sapporo Central Fish Market is famous for its Hokkaido crabs, Atka mackerel, shellfish, squid and salmon. The shopkeepers will even send your purchases to your home address in Japan if you give them the necessary details.
The Sapporo Central Fish Market is not a place for vegetarians or animal rightists -- it is rather sad to see the crabs bound and stacked up one on top of the other.
A smaller fish market in Sapporo is the Nijo Fish market near Odori Station, Odori Park and the Sapporo TV Tower.
Central Fish Market Sapporo
North 11, West 21
Map of Sapporo Central Market
Sapporo Central Fish market is a 10-minute walk from JR Soen Station or Nijuyonken subway station on the Tozai Line and not far from Hokkaido University.
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