Ni-jō Ichiba

restaurants / Market

Lonely Planet review

Buy a bowl of rice and select your own sashimi toppings, gawk at the fresh delicacies or sit down at a shop in Ni-jō, one of Hokkaidō's best fish markets. Sea urchin and crab are favourites; as is Hokkaidō's version of 'Mother and Child' (oyakodon), a bowl of rice topped with salmon and roe. Get there early for the freshest selections and the most variety; individual restaurants have their own hours. The market is just over the Sōsei-gawa at the eastern end of the Tanuki-kōji shopping arcade.