Sapporo Central Wholesale Market


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Sapporo Central Wholesale Market

Sapporo crab market is not only a market but a sight in itself. About 60 shops sell seafood and fresh marine products, meat, confectionery, delicatessen and local produce at a very good price. The best way to try the Hokkaido delicacies is having a meal of fresh local seafood at one of the local restaurants.


Sapporo provides a great number of stores, offering everything from fashion boutiques with well-known Western brands to traditional cotton or silk kimonos. Not only the city offers a number of large underground malls such as the popular Tanuki Koji Shopping Arcade, but also department stores like Parco with ten floors of shopping—and don't forget the small local shops selling souvenirs. Other popular products in Hokkaido besides kimonos are wood carvings, produced often by the Ainus, available in the boutiques of Sapporo as well as in the gift shops of hotels and museums.