Jagalchi Market

Currently Open [Closes at 10:00 pm]
  • Address: 52 Jagalchihaean-ro, Jung-gu, Busan, South Korea
  • Timings: 05:00 am - 10:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +82-517138000
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Market, Family And Kids

Jagalchi Market - Review

It is the largest fish market in Korea. Located beside Nampo Port, it is the only place where you can get fresh seafood, both in raw form as well as cooked. The first thing that will catch your attention is, most of the sellers are middle aged or married women. They are referred as Jagalchi Ajumma or ajumma. The prices of fish are quite cheaper as compare to other supermarkets. It is quite colorful and vibrant place to spend some time. In the indoor area, fish restaurants are there where you can taste different dishes, made of raw fish and live fish. There are many restaurants, where you can bring your own fish and they will cook it for you.

If you are traveling in October, visit this market as it hold Jagalchi Cultural Tourism festival. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Busan itinerary 1 day.

Jagalchi Market Information

  • Parking space available.
  • Grab a sample of the seafood before buying it.
  • Try out the indoor market place where each floor is dedicated to different areas of specialization.
  • Try out the octopus but be careful while having it.
  • At night, many pochangmachas and tent stands are open serving drinks and seafood in the outdoor area.

Jagalchi Market Hours

  • At the outdoor section, pochangmachas and tent stands are open - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

How To reach Jagalchi Market by Public Transport

  • Jagalchi station(Busan Subway line1), exit #10.

Restaurants Near Jagalchi Market

  • Yangssi Sanghoe
  • OASE Seafood buffet
  • Kimbab Cheonguk Gwangan Main Store
  • Nampo Samgyetang
  • Paris Baguette
  • Wonsanmyeonok
  • Halmae Gaya Milmyeon

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TripHobo Highlights for Jagalchi Market

  • Jagalchi Market Address: 52 Jagalchihaean-ro, Jung-gu, Busan, South Korea
  • Jagalchi Market Contact Number: +82-517138000
  • Jagalchi Market Timing: 05:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Jagalchi Market Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Jagalchi Market(preferred time): 07:00 am - 09:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Jagalchi Market: 02:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Jagalchi Market

  • 86.16% of people who visit Busan include Jagalchi Market in their plan

  • 48.28% of people start their Jagalchi Market visit around 07 AM - 08 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Jagalchi Market

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

60.11% of people prefer walking in order to reach Jagalchi Market

People normally club together Yongdusan Park and Paraeso Falls while planning their visit to Jagalchi Market.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Jagalchi Market Trips

Jagalchi Market, Busan Reviews

  • Great market to visit. Do be warned you get hounded by everyone showing you their menus and fresh fish. As you walk around, you will notice all the places share the same menu and the prices are the same. I would recommend not wearing long trousers or skirts as water is thrown on the floor as if they were on a sinking ship. You can see the fish being cooked right in front of you, we had to try the live octopus which they let me hold before chopping it up into pieces. The food was so fresh and I loved the grilled prawns.

  • Amazing market to experience! A must see! The market goes on for blocks of shops with all kinds of sea critters that I have never seen. Most are live in tubs of running water. All sorts of places are cooking these critters, and there are tons of people eating, loud, crowded, and exciting. Don't miss the nearby dried fish market streets.

  • Must drop by Jagalchi market to check out the fresh seafood and it’s much cheaper to buy it then cook it yourself. It’s pricey to eat in the market I would suggest to walk a few blocks along the harbor there are some restaurant or stalls. Make sure you try the octopus, abalone, mussels and everything is so cheap ;) ... they do sell fishing stuff next to the market Incase you want to go fishing

  • Great fresh seafood market to visit. Well managed in terms of cleanliness. Price wise, I would say reasonable. Once bought the seafood, they did provide service to cook for u on upper floor. Or you can directly head to restaurant, they will prepare everything for you, don't even need to go down buy raw seafood. Taste delicious and fresh since it still alive when we bought earlier. There are some stall selling dried seafood and snacks. Must try.

  • Really interesting place that I visited pertaining to seafood. Lot of fish species with stall on the second floor to serve freshly cooked seafood and also couple of buffet places to try out little of variety of seafood and saw live fishes and octopus. B1 and B2 are parking lot and this market is access by Line 1.

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