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The Hakodate Morning Market is a daily market that offers fresh seafood, produce, and local specialties of Hokkaido. As a popular destination for tourists and locals alike, the market is filled with guests each day looking for the freshest seafood and snacks north of Japan. The market is packed with the local flavors, including crab, squid, seafood bowls, sashimi, and even fresh fruits and ice cream. While at the market, be sure to try the three musts: 1) eat a donburi rice bowl, 2) try squid fishing, and 3) buy souvenirs. The donburi range in price with some as low as 500 yen to as expensive as 3,000 yen. The more expensive the bowl, the more you can expect it to be packed with crabs, salmon eggs, sea urchin, and other fresh sea-food of Hokkaido. The squid fishing is a popular activity for guests to try their hand at catching a live squid, which is then prepared into sushi by one of the vendors onsite. Thanks to the onsite ika fishing, the morning market is easily one of the best places for ika sashimi. Before you leave, be sure to check out the nifty souvenirs like the ika (squid) cups for beer or the shredded and dried squid. There's ramen options if you wanted something to warm you up at the market, in addition to nikkuman (beef buns), apple tai-yaki, and more delicious snacks to enjoy on the go. No need to worry if you can't speak Japanese, as the morning market has plenty of signs in English, Chinese, and Korean. If you're a foodie looking to explore the northern island of Hokkaido, add the Hakodate Morning Market to a custom Japan tour package for the ultimate foodie vacation in Japan. You can also opt for our Hokkaido Japan Tour packages available Summer and Fall to explore this delectable marketplace!
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