Nijo Fish Market is a famous historical market for Sapporo citizens and is now a popular place for tourists to buy fresh fish as a souvenir. Crab and salmon caught in Hokkaido are available and there are plenty of places to buy shellfish as well, and you can always hear the shouts of spirited fish sellers. Presently in addition to the around 30 specialty stores there are a large number of seafood restaurants, and it has rapidly gained popularity as a gourmet spot in Sapporo.
The market dates about 100 years back and it is said that in 1903 fish sellers began to sell on the street here. Up until WW2 fish was the main item sold, but recently there are more shops with vegetables, meat, and confectionaries.
On the sidewalk part of the market are arcades and you can go shopping without worrying about your feet even on snowy days. It's a market so many shops are open early in the morning to late in the evening, but if you're here for shopping you'd best come in the morning.
Adjacent to the fish market is the "New Nijo Market" where you can find sweets and vegetables as well as souvenirs. This is were you will be able to find the Noren Yokocho, a gathering of taverns and restaurants opened in 2007.
From the Tozai Line subway at Bus Center-mae station(バスセンター前駅) it's a 3 minute walk and from the subway Namboku, Tozai, and Toho lines' Odori Station (大通駅) it's about a 15 minute walk. 10-15 minute walk from the Susukino area where many hotels are.
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|Sights||Nijo Fish Market (二条市場)|
1 Chome Minami 3 Jōhigashi, Chūō-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaidō
|Phone / Fax||Phone: 011-222-5308|
|Closed dates||7 days open|
|Admission Fee||Free admission|
Spring (March - May)Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November) Winter (December - February)
|Recommended target||Family Couples Groups Infant & Toddler (ages 0-6) Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller|