Fish Market at Shimizu Port in Shizuoka, Japan

If your palate loves fish – really, really fresh fish – then you must visit Kashi-no-Ichi along the pier at Shimizu. The fish market displays everything imaginable from the sea including creatures you have never seen or tasted before. This port produces over half of Japan’s tuna. Unlike the bigger Tsukiji Market in Tokyo, this one is less chaotic. They also do a better job of displaying and packaging their daily catches. The two-building complex – Maguro-kan and Ichiba-kan – sells to wholesalers and consumers plus offers restaurants and packaged take-out meals. And yes, this sashimi was as good as it looks.

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149, Shimazaki-cho, Shimizu-ku, 424-0823, Japan

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