Otaru City which thrives as a port town has many markets selling fresh products of the sea and the land alike, as plenty of fish and other seafood are caught on one hand and a wide range of agricultural products and fruits are available. The markets of Otaru are not only popular among tourists but also loved by the local residents as a familiar place. They are well-recommended for purchasing Hokkaido’s special produce cheaper and for tasting fresh seafood, vegetables and/or fruits.
Markets with cafeterias have plenty of fresh seafood dishes such as kaisendon (raw seafood on a bowl of rice) and sushi on the menu. When you make a trip to Otaru, it is good idea to visit the markets, the kitchen of the residents of Otaru.