Choshi Port Wholesale Fish Market

The NO.1 port in Japan!

Choshi port has had the largest catch in Japan for the last five years.
The wholesale business is massive, with three separate sites  dealing with  different fish unloaded from various types of fishing boats.
The tuna market is held at the newly refurbished Choshi First Fish market. You can get an unobstructed view of the whole process of unloading, sorting and auctioning from the visitor's gallery on the second floor.If this whets your appetite, try some of the dishes made with freshly landed fish at the  “Maiwai” restaurant downstairs.


What's new?

The new wholesale market utilises a state -of -the-art sanitary system for tuna (HACCP), employing thorough hygiene and quality controls.
This system is the basis by which raw tuna is judged before being sent out all over Japan.

What kind of tuna are caught here?

All kinds of tuna are landed here, from 100kg Bigeye tuna to  Pacific blue fin tuna, Yellow fin tuna, Swordfish, etc.They are a very impressive sight.


By train

Take the "Choshi Dentetsu Line" from "Choshi Station" and get off at "Kannon station".
Approx.15 mins walk from "Kannon Stn".

Time Required approx.35 mins
Cost 210 yen
  1. From Kannon station

    Come out of "Kannon station", turn left and go straight.
    Cross over the main road and keep walking.
    You'll see Enpukuji temple on your right.
    Turn right at the end of the street. The fish market is in the large white building on your left, next to the river.

By Chiba Kotsu bus

Take the bus bound for "Nagasaki" from "bus stop #5" at "Choshi Stn".  and get off at "Choshi Kannon bus stop".
The market is a Approx.5 mins walk from the "Choshi Kannon bus stop".

Time Required Approx.25 mins
Cost 150 yen
  1. From Choshi Kannon bus stop

    Walk towards the shrine.
    Turn left in front Enpukuji Temple gate and keep walking.
    Turn right at the end of the street. The fish market is in the large white building on your left, next to the river.

By Misaki Meguri shuttle bus

Take the "Misaki Meguri shuttle bus" from "bus stop #4" at "Choshi Station" and get off at "Dai Ichi Wo Ichiba bus stop".
"Misaki Meguri Shuttle bus" runs only on Saturdays ,Sundays,National holidays,7/21-8/31,1/1-1/3

Time Required Approx.25 mins
Cost One day pass 500 yen
Two day pass 700 yen
(Half fare for children under 12)
By taxi

Ask the driver to take you to "Dai Ichi Wo Ichiba".

Time Required Approx.5 mins
Cost Approx.730 yen


Address 1-36-12 Araoi-cho,Choshi
Visiting hours 8:00-11:30
Closed Sundays / National holidays.
※Closed when there is no catch due to bad weather.
Extra information Large groups only by special reservation.
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