Kuromon MarketCurrently Open [Closes at 10:00 pm]
- Address: Japan, 〒542-0073 Osaka Prefecture, Osaka, Chuo Ward, Nipponbashi, 2 Chome−4−1
- Timings: 08:00 am - 10:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Market, Family And Kids
Kuromon Market - Review
This market has been around for 170 years, preserving Osaka's traditions in a way few other places can. While they do sell apparel, electronics and other paraphernalia, the vendors at this market are most famous for their food. With 200 vendors (mostly mom-and-pop style) over 600 metres, this is the best place to be introduced to Osaka cuisine. :
- Check out the fresh produce, from the exorbitantly expensive to the budget friendly, all fresh and bright.
- Have some takoyaki, Grilled scallops served soy sauce and butter, sushi and sashimi, snacks from the oden stall.
- Buys some meat off the meat stalls.
- Assorted seafood like crab, prawns, unagi, tuna, kaisen-don and baby octopus.
Kuromon Market Hours
- Stores keep their own hours.
How To reach Kuromon Market by Public Transport
- Midosuji Line, Sen-Nichimae Line, Yotsubashi Line stop Namba Station (Namba Station).
- Sakaisuji Line, Sen-Nichimae Line stop Nippombashi Station.
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Things to Know Before Visiting Kuromon Market
42.77% of people who visit Osaka include Kuromon Market in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
25.61% of people start their Kuromon Market visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Kuromon Market
54.92% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Kuromon Market
Kuromon Market Trips
Kuromon Market, Osaka Reviews
Walking around and trying all the food at Kuromon market was definitely the highlight of my time in Osaka! All the seafood is super fresh, and there's also a ton of sweets and drinks for those who aren't into seafood. Like other street markets in Japan, there are usually places to sit down and eat the food you just bought, or at the very least stand comfortably and eat. Pricing is definitely not cheap, but it's super reasonable for the quality of food that you're getting. The scallops were super tender ($5 each) and the fresh sushi was some of the best I've ever had ($13). Would highly recommend coming here early on an empty stomach and eating as much as you can!
Lots of little shops, but there's only a few shops that are "ready to eat." A lot of them are more for groceries. However there is no shortage of seafood here! I got some delicious ice cream, LOTS of snacks, and some seafood. I really recommend going to the shops that sell Japanese candies/snacks because they're cheaper here than the airport (e.g. Potato Farm). And a lot of places don't sell Potato Farm, which is my absolute favorite Japanese snack/chip. They also have lots of Hokkaido snacks here too, if you're into that!
Good place for foreign tourists to conveniently enjoy Japanese market's "atmosphere". Here used to be a local market but currently a touristy market. Locals don't go shopping here. For us Japanese, both the quality and price are not so good. But, for tourists, it is easy to enjoy variety of Japanese food and Japanese market's atmosphere.
Seafood heaven! (Although there's also delicious beef!) If you go in the morning you get a lot more choices, but it's more crowded. We went again around 3 PM and not as many choices, but some stalls were still open and there were less people. So take your pick. Food is great, but cost wise it can add up!
Crowded but worth the experience. Watch your belongings... Keep stuff zipped up. Food was delicious and well priced. Research which stalls to go to for the freshest fish. I don't recommend the crab legs etc as they are frozen and not fresh.