Seafood Breakfast at Nijo Fish Market
Located in central Sapporo, Nijo has been the city’s fish market for over a hundred years. Go for a fresh seafood breakfast; uni-ikura donburi—sea urchin and salmon eggs on rice—is a popular choice. Here among the region's freshest fish, you’ll find famous Hokkaido snow crabs, scallops, and sashimi. The market stretches a full city block. Between it and the nearby Noren Yokocho corridor are several restaurants, small bars, cafes, and tea houses to explore.
By Erin Bogar, AFAR Local Expert
Sapporo's Nijo Fish Market
On a blustery visit to Sapporo for the annual Snow Festival this past February, we stumbled into Nijo Fish Market -- a miniature version of Tokyo's famed Tsukiji. Weaving through the passageways cluttered with crab (a Hokkaido specialty) we found a tiny 3 seat sushi spot for breakfast -- every type of tuna for me; white rice topped with salmon roe for our toddler. Fresh from the sea and half the price of Sushi Dai. Nijo Fish Market South 3-jo East 1- to 2-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo
By Michelle Summerville , AFAR Local Expert
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