The Seafood from Shimonoseki
Shimonoseki City. Historic port city of famous battles, samurai, and home to one of the liveliest fish markets in all of Japan.
Located at the western end of Yamaguchi Prefecture, the city of Shimonoseki and its surrounding waters have historically been of great maritime importance, which has resulted in many famous battles taking place in it.
On weekends, the famous local Karato wholesale fish market even transforms into a lively and energetic open market, and invites locals and visitors alike to feast on sashimi, sushi, and a wide array of ready-to-eat delights. It is an excellent destination not just to eat, but also to enjoy a festival-like atmosphere!
The sea off Shimonoseki’s coast plays host to many natural islands and reefs, and is rich in plankton. This creates the ideal habitat for producing well-fed and delicious fish, including the prized Nodoguro (Blackthroat Seaperch), Anko (Monkfish), and Fugu (Blowfish).
Experience the rich history, unique beauty, and incredible ocean bounty that Shimonoseki has to offer. Browse our special selection, only on Supafresh!