If you enjoy a yummy dinner featuring fresh seafood for the main course, the Kodaira Fish Market should be on your list to try. From my understanding, all of their fish comes from the Sea of Japan. It is fresh […]
If you enjoy a yummy dinner featuring fresh seafood for the main course, the Kodaira Fish Market should be on your list to try. From my understanding, all of their fish comes from the Sea of Japan. It is fresh that day, affordable, and only a thirty minute drive from the East Gate. Should you decide to buy a whole fish, they will clean it up for you at no extra cost (do remember to translate your request before arriving). They also provide ice free of charge just outside the market. The crabs were still moving when they took them out of the box. They even had whale meat. It looked like really red thinly sliced tuna meat. One tip is to bring along an ice chest to store your “catch” for the ride home. The market is clean and easy to maneuver. An added bonus is the fresh produce market situated next door. They sell a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, plus milk, tofu, and noodles; basically everything you need for a delicious and healthy meal. Bon appetite! GPS Coordinates: 35.745028, 139.49109.
DIRECTIONS: Turn left out of the East Gate. Turn right at the 7-11. Continue to the second stop light at Route 59 and turn left. This puts you on the road that passes Aeon Mall. You will pass the mall on your right. Turn right onto Route 5 aka Shin Oume Highway. Drive 10 kilometers down Route 5. You will see the green “VERGER” sign to your left. Turn left when you see the Verger sign and left again. Continue straight as you approach the market, it is down a narrow street opening to a parking lot. The day we came, we noticed uniformed parking attendants who help move the cars through the parking lot. Also, the easiest sign to spot is the large green sign that says Verger, which is the fresh produce market adjacent to the fish market (the actual fish market is not exactly visible from the main road). Keep an eye out for these clues or you might miss your entrance. – Megan Miller, October 2013
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