1527 Kemi, Wakayama City (Wakayama Marina City)
〒641-0014 和歌山県和歌山市毛見1527 (和歌山マリーナシティ)
- A short walk from the MARINA CITY bus stop
- Open Hours
- 10:00-17:00 (Depends on the season)
- Phone Number
Kuroshio Market is located on the west side of Porto Europa within Wakayama Marina City. It is a market where anything can be found such as tuna, seafood, sushi and seafood barbecues. You can enjoy seafood barbecues and events and live shows on the huge floor. You can watch a nearly 100kg tuna be cut up before your very eyes.
Travel Blogger's Review
- She is a travel blogger and YouTuber from Taiwan and lives in Kyoto. She's went to Wakayama City, on September 18th to 19th 2020.
Her blog is "台湾.京都".
The interior of the building was full of nostalgic shopping allies from the 30’s of the Showa era. The gorgeous seafood bowls, that were made from the seafood delivered directly from various ports, the Kuroshio market, which is crowded with auctions, and the lively market brings a new wave of people to it.
Kuroshio Market’s biggest specialty: Bluefin tuna dismantling show!! Fresh bluefin tuna after dismantling it is immediately sold to customers as nigiri sushi or fillets.
(Note: In consideration of the new coronavirus, we avoided a large number of places and took a social distance, we did not observe the dismantling show in the crowd, so if you are interested, please visit the Kuroshio Market website and watch the video posted by them.)
Scallop-grilled in buttery soy sauce and omelet-grilled eel.
The aroma of butter, soy sauce and scallops were so heavenly I almost over ate.
Various fresh seafood can be taken directly to the BBQ area where you can eat it after purchase.
Or we also recommend the food court and Japanese restaurant on the 2nd floor!
After you have satisfied yourself with food and drinks, why not go to the product sales corner, where you can buy special products from Kuroshio Market or Wakayama for your loved ones.
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- James Hong
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He've been to Wakayama City, from 20th to 22nd February in 2020.
His blog is "終生遊學".
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- Romina Banu
- Romina is originally Romanian and a real travel enthusiast. She is a photographer, videographer and writer who likes to help people find out more about traveling.
Her blog is "Miss Tourist".
You simply can’t miss the tuna show at Kuroshio Market that takes place 3 times a day: at 11:00, 12:30 and 15:00!
Kuroshio Market is the perfect place to try some authentic, fresh sushi, freshly cut tuna sashimi, eel sushi and other Japanese treats, sweet or savory. You can serve lunch there – just buy whatever your heart desires from the fresh dishes prepared on-site, or buy some fresh fish and they will barbecue it, and take a seat at the special eating place outside. Enjoy your meal with a seaside view and you will understand what makes Japanese food so delicious!
At Kuroshio Market, you can also buy great souvenirs and presents to bring back home, such as Japanese sweets and spices!
Pro tip: If you want to take your tuna experience to a whole new level, you can try the sushi making experience for 1.500¥! You can change into the special chef clothes and then the sushi chefs at the market will teach you how to make different types of sushi (5 types of nigiri sushi and 2 rolls). At the end, you will get to eat your own sushi!
How to get there: Kuroshio Market is right near Porto Europe, very close to “Marina City” bus stop.
Price: the access to the fish market is free and the tuna show is free to watch.
- Bino Chua
- Bino is a part-time wanderer and a Singapore travel blogger. In his website, he shares with all of you his top travel tips. Along the way, he also provides travel guides to compelling destinations, recommendations on awesome food to try and impressive hotels to stay.
He've been to Wakayama City, from 29 June to 1st July in 2018.
His blog is "I WANDER".
If you are coming to Marina City, make sure to time your visit for the tuna-cutting show at the Kuroshio Market. There are three tuna cutting shows each day, at 11AM, 12:30PM and 3PM daily. I visited at around 4:30pm and regrettably missed the show but the market is still a fascinating place to buy fresh sea urchins, crab, seafood and other Wakayama specialties. Do note that the market closes at around 6PM so this place won’t make a good dinner venue unless you’re willing to have dinner extra early.
- Jason Adamson
- Jason has masters in gastronomic tourism from Le Cordon Bleu.
In the beginning of August, 2017, he took a trip to Wakayama City.
His blog is “Sake Tours”. http://www.saketours.com/
Situated a little south of Wakayama city in Kainan is the Kuroshio market. More of a BBQ and souvenir market than an actual fish market but still it has some great stuff to offer. The market is more of a food and tourist place where you can buy loads of different seafood and cook it yourself in a huge BBQ hall. The tuna show is 3 times a day at 11:00, 12:30pm and 15:00. The market also has lots of dry goods and Wakayama specialty foods – and one of the best retail sake selections I have seen with all the local labels from Wakayama. You can get the bus from JR Station to Marina City it takes about 40 mins and costs 510 yen.
- Jayne Gorman
- She is travel blogger based in Sydney.
In the beginning of March, 2017, she took a trip to Wakayama City.
Her blog is "GIRL TWEETS WORLD". http://www.girltweetsworld.com/
Kuroshio Ichibia Market in Wakayama Marina City is the place to come and try all of the region’s amazing seafood. This foreigner-friendly fish market has enough sushi, sashimi and fresh seafood to keep you smiling for days. You can pick whatever you fancy from day’s catch at the market and then take it to the seafront BBQ area to cook it over coals there and then.
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- Lucie Aidart
- She is travel blogger. She is good at Solo Travel.
In the beginning of November , 2017, she took a trip to Wakayama City.
Her blog is “ Voyages et Vagabondages ”.
déguster les meilleurs sashimis de votre vie au marché aux poissons Kuroshio, assister au défiletage d’un thon (animation gratuite plusieurs fois par jour)
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- Emily Luxton
- She is a travel blogger and freelance writer.
In the beginning of December,2016,she took a trip to Wakayama City.
Her blog is “Emily Luxton Travels”. http://emilyluxton.co.uk/
One of my favourite spots in Wakayama City was Kuroshio market, Wakayama’s fish and seafood market. It’s just outside Porto Europa, and features all kinds of incredible fresh seafood, from sushi to tempura to barbecue.
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- Alyssa Ramos
- She is a travel blogger. She is good at Solo Adventure Travel.
In the beginning of October, 2016, she took a trip to Wakayama City.
Her blog is "My Life's A Movie". http://mylifesamovie.com/
Like a mini Tsukiji Market except you get three chances to see what I call the “tuna slaying” shows instead of just the one you have to wake up at the crack of dawn for. Yes, prices are still as expensive for a couple slices of tuna as they are at Tsukiji…but you’re in freaking Japan, so you might as well eat all the expensive high grade sushi you can get your hands on!
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