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Walking Tour Around Karato Market, the Kitchen of the Kanmon Straits
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Walking Tour Around Karato Market, the Kitchen of the Kanmon StraitsTour the taste of the sea and the history of Kanmon in one of Japan's largest fugu (blowfish) markets

  • 2.5 hour tour
  • Small group tour
  • English speaking guide
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What makes this tour unique
  • A stroll through the photogenic Kanmon Straits
  • Seafood paradise at the market
  • After the taste, let's immerse ourselves in history!
What's included
  • Guide fee
  • Food and drink at the market (up to 2,500 yen)
Not included
  • Bus fare: 220 JPY (Shimonoseki Station→Karato Market)
  • Bus fare 230 JPY (Akama Jingu-mae→Shimonoseki Station)
  • Additional food and drink (cash only)

A stroll through the photogenic Kanmon Straits !

The Kanmon Straits are the gateway between Honsyu(mainland) and Kyushu. With Kyushu across the strait in the distance, the dynamic scenery is sure to make for great photos. First, go check out the fresh seafood at Karato Market!

Seafood paradise at the market !

A weekend morning stroll through the famous Karato Market in Shimonoseki, Japan's largest market for puffer fish. This is a food walking tour where you can enjoy fresh and voluminous sushi while watching the lively conversations in the market. You can eat for only a few hundred yen what would cost several thousand yen at a fancy restaurant, and enjoy rare ingredients that are rarely seen. Enjoy the view of the Kanmon Straits while eating fresh sushi.

After the taste, let's immerse ourselves in history !

Next to the market, we will visit the photogenic Akama Shrine. The Kanmon Straits are also the scene of historical battles, with the final battle between the Taira and Minamoto clans taking place in the 12th century. The shrine has a deep connection to this history, and your guide will introduce the story.

Meeting Point
JR Shimono seki station
  • In front of Ticket office, JR Shimono seki station
  • Additional purchases at Karato Market must be made in cash only.
  • There is no vegetarian menu at Karato Market.
Cancel Policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the tour starting time.
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