Kure Taisho Town Market

久礼大正町市場(Kure Taishomachi Ichiba):Temporarily closed (Jan 14 - 31)
A local marketplace with a retro feel
The Kure Taisho Town Market, has been popular with locals for well over 100 years. The most popular item at the retro market is the ultra-fresh seafood bowl (Kure-don), which is topped with your favorite ingredients. Another touch of retro that colors the market is the fishing flags that adorn the ceilings and stores. Called tairyo-bata in Japanese, these bright and festive flags were flown by fishing boats returning to port with a good haul.

The Kure Taisho Town Market came about after the fishermen's wives began to gather and sell the caught fish. The fish caught that morning by the local fishermen are displayed out the front of each store by 11:00am, so this is the best time to see the market in action. If you're not sure what type of fish you're looking at, feel free to ask the store staff - communication with the friendly locals is part of the fun of the market! While seafood is the main attraction, there are also stores selling local fruit and vegetables, handmade side dishes and even bags and aprons made from the vibrant tairyo-bata fishing flags.
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Address 高知県高岡郡中土佐町久礼6372 (6372, Kure, Nakatosa Town, Takaoka Gun, Kochi Prefecture, Japan)
Telephone Number 0889-59-1369
OpenWeekends and Public Holidays: 9:00-16:00
Monday to Friday: 10:00-16:00
ClosedJanuary 1 to 3
PriceFree admission
Directions●About 5 min drive from Nakatosa IC on Kochi Expressway
●About 5 min walk from JR Tosa-Kure Station
Website Website
Map Code362 597 059*22

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