June 29,2016

Q: During all seasons, Hokkaido is packed with distinctive cuisine and sightseeing spots, please tell us some of the fun side of Sapporo Nijo Market.

A: For over a 100 years, Nijo market has served the fresh seafood needs of locals and tourists alike. We would recommend a way of enjoying the Nijo Market is by having a fresh seafood breakfast over here. It’s a mini “Tsukiji Fiah Market” in the heart of Sapporo.  It is located only two streets south from the Odori Park, the east-west median of the city of Sapporo. The market typically opens at 7 am and closes at 6 pm. We began our day by visiting this market. Not just any usual market but the more-than-a-century-old Nijo Market that provides the fishermen’s daily catch. It’s a veritable seafood lover’s paradise which includes fresh salmon, fish roe, crabs, sea urchin according to the season.

The Nijo fish market is also one of the few places in Japan where bargaining is acceptable; don’t be afraid to bargain in Nijo Fish market to get your money’s worth! For the price of ¥1000, we opt for sea urchin that is grilled and the portion is huge. We got to try the exceptional sea urchin straight from the shell and it tasted absolutely delicious! Besides seafood, the store owners were also very generous in giving out free samples of freshly cut local Yubari melon. We have never had such a sweet melon before and it’s so juicy! It’s also nown as a high-grade fruit, the Yubari melon's distinct orange flesh color is said to be extraordinary for its beautiful proportions and sweetness.


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      Bus Center Mae Station
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      Japan, 〒060-0053 Hokkaidō, Sapporo-shi, Chūō-ku, Minami 3 Jōhigashi, 1 Chome
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