On weekends and public holidays, a popular fish market takes place in Ottotto Square at Wakaura Fishing Port. Bustling with visitors, the market sells a wide variety of fresh seafood and processed seafood products. Inside the market is an eat-in corner, where customers can sit and enjoy their purchases – specialities being ‘shirasu donburi’ (young white bait served on a bed of rice), sashimi and fried seafood, all fresh and locally caught.
The Wakaura area is itself a designated Place of Scenic Beauty due to its picturesque natural scenery. The surroundings are also rich in history and culture, with numerous shrines and temples, making it an ideal place to visit for seafood lovers or those who simply wish to immerse themselves in Japanese culture.
Address: Wakayama-ken, Wakayama-shi, Shin-Wakaura 1-1
Opening times: 10:00 – 14:00 weekends & public holidays