Hakodate Fish Market

Enjoy “Squid Fishing” in Hakodate, with perfect Sushi breakfast!

What is Squid Fishing?

Many foreigners are surprised to see live fish in a corf, a small water pond, in the Japanese fish market. We can choose which fish to buy by looking at them swimming in front of us, and this is one of the things that you can never miss to see when coming to Japan.

But did you know that you can actually try Squid Fishing experience in Hakodate, Hokkaido?

Although there are so many places where you can try fishing, Hakodate perhaps is the only place where you can try squid fishing. Let’s try to see how it works today.

To see basic information about Hokkaido and Hakodate, go to this page.

Hakodate Fish Market.

What can you do at Hakodate Fish Market?

You can try Squid Fishing in the Hakodate Fish Market (函館朝市).

Hakodate is a famous place where fresh seafood, especially squid, is produced. In the Fish Market, there are various restaurants or canteens where you can try fresh seafood as Sashimi or Sushi, so it would be a good idea to have your perfect breakfast here.

Size is rather small, so it is a good choice for breakfast!

Although it could be a bit difficult for foreigners to buy fresh seafood as a souvenir, you can try to find some of the nice, dried souvenirs, too.

Squid fishing pond is very easy to spot. After passing narrow street then you will get to a space with high roof. This is where you can enjoy squid fishing.

Details about Squid Fishing

Find the squid pond and pay the fee of 600 yen, then you are ready to start your experience.

Do you need a technique to fish the squid? Actually, no! Try to hook the ear of the squid with the fishing rod. When squid gets out of the water, they may spit ink, so be careful!

Catch a big one!

After you catch the squid, staff will help you cut the suid into fresh Sashimi. Enjoying the fresh squid that you have just caught will be a unforgettable experience in Hakodate.

Fresh squid Sashimi.

When squids are not caught due to bad weather, it will be Shrimp Fishing instead. Even though you are not sure if you can try fishing or not, it is worth visiting the Fish Market to check it out.

Credit: https://www.hakobura.jp/spots/329

This experience will surely make your kids happy!

Precautions for Muslims.

As is often the case with Japanese soy sauce, they may or may not contain some alcohol inside. The amount of alcohol is not enough to intoxicate you, but we would say it is better to take your Halal soy sauce with you if you would like to have only Halal food.

This KIKKOMAN soy sauce is Halal and available throughout Japan!

We are providing with you a Halal Travel Plan in Hakodate. If you are interested, check our Travel Plan.

Details about the Hakodate Fish Market

The great thing about this Fish market is they are open from quite early morning. It will help you make the best of your holiday in Japan!

Name: Hakodate Fish Market (函館朝市)
Address: Hakodate Fish Market 19-9, Wakamatsu cho, Hakodate, Hokkaido 北海道函館市若松町9-19 函館朝市
Tel: 0138-22-5330
Opening hours: Between 6 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. from January to April, 5 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. from May to December or until squid goes out of stock. The fishing is closed on every Wednesday in the third week of the January to June, October and November.
Price: 600 yen