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Sankaku Market in Otaru, Japan

You can’t give Sankaku Market a miss when you visit Otaru in Hokkaido. It is a down-to-earth marketplace with vendors selling fruits, veggies, seafood, and prepared seafood dishes in this wet market.

Otaru Station

Where is Sankaku Market

It is the closest tourist attraction (200 meters or about 2 minutes walk) to Otaru JR station. After exiting the station, turn left and walk up the stairs to the covered wet market.

Sankaku market is a short 200 meters and small fresh market. There are many seafood stalls and restaurants in the alley. The seafood stalls sell:

  • Raw salmon
  • King crab leg
  • Arabesque greenling
  • Atka mackerel
  • Surf clam
  • Oyster
  • Neptunea Arthritica
  • Ezo Neptune Whelk Winkle
  • More

Eat in Sankaku Market

There are a few restaurants in the market. In one of the restaurants, you can grab a crab and they’ll cook it for you on the spot!

Don’t forget Ajidokoro Taekda and Kita no Donburiya Takinami Shokudo in the middle of Sankaku market.

Kita no Donburiya Takinami Shokudo (滝波食堂)

Kita no Donburiya Takinami Shokudo (滝波食堂)
3 Chome-10-16 Inaho,
Otaru, Hokkaido 047-0032

Operating Hours:

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Takinami Shokudo Menu

You can choose from a pre-made seafood rice bowl:

  • Plenty of salmon roe bowl
  • Salmon roe bowl
  • TokuSakari crab bowl
  • Takinami bowl
  • Special market rice bowl
  • Bafun’uni bowl
  • Bafun’uni, salmon roe bowl
  • Red sea urchin, white sea urchin bowl
  • Sea urchin bowl

Alternatively, you can also create your own seafood rice bowl.

  1. Choose rice bowl size: small or middle size
  2. Choose 3 to 4 combinations out of 10 preferred toppings. Toppings are:
    1. Salmon roe
    2. Sea urchin
    3. Crab
    4. Tuna
    5. Botan shrimp
    6. Sweet shrimp
    7. Salmon
    8. Live scallop
    9. Flying squid
    10. Seasonal food

I created my own bowl and ate seafood rice bowl of sea urchin, crab, tuna, Botan shrimp, salmon eggs, salmon, live scallop for dinner at Takinami Shokudo.

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