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 Opening and Closing 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

  • 95% of people who visit Busan include Jagalchi Market in their plan

  • 36.45% of people start their Jagalchi Market visit around 07 AM - 08 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Jagalchi Market

Friday, Saturday and Sunday

50.2% 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

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Jagalchi Market, Busan Reviews

  • If you like fresh and wet markets here is the place for you. Good to come here to see the fresh sea life. 4 buildings worth of produce from the sea. Not inclusive of the open market and other spots near Jalgachi. Prepare your wallets if you wanna eat here, can be pricey for some, with seafood stews/soups starting from 30,000 ₩ for a small serving. Not a big fan of markets and seafood so I didn't enjoy here as much.

  • South Korea's second largest dish market. Definitely a must visit site for many reasons. It is very impressive, you can buy high quality seafood, and you can also eat at one of the many seafood restaurants there. Just be careful what you are ordering because the restaurateurs have a tendency to bring you more than you ask.

  • Closed street fishmarket and restaurants. Although I had not heard of this market before, the Korean guys that I was with were really excited to visit and get some fresh seafood. It isn't the same scale as the old tsukiji fish market in Tokyo, but worth a visit. All types of fish, she'll fish, squid, and octopus for sale. Fish cakes are famous and you can get them packaged in boxes ready for presenting or flying on the plane. Mom and pop restaurants are everywhere to have sushi or noodles with seafood.

  • Full of fresh seafood that you can buy. I tried the abalone and it was delicious. There was an octopus escaped from its tank.

  • It is a nice market with lots of fish and sea food. The prices are a little high and the people working the markets can get a bit pushy when showing your their menus. All the places have pretty much the same menu and prices. So chose one that you like, or maybe someone you can talk to, and just sit down.

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