Excellent Fresh Seafood at Shimizu Port in Shizuoka, Japan

Shimizu Port is a port in Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture. At Shimizu Port, there is a fish market where fish are sold directly by the wholesalers, attracting many shoppers. You can buy fresh and delicious seafood at a reasonable price. Wouldn't you like to try seafood dishes such as tuna sushi at the local restaurants?

Shizuoka's Shimizu Port

Shimizu Port is said to be one of Japan's top three beautiful ports because of its scenic beauty, surrounded by Mt. Fuji and the Miho Matsubara (a coast lined with pine groves). Shimizu Port has a long history, and there is a record that relief ships sent to Korea's Baekje kingdom left from this port back in the 600s. From the Sengoku period to the Edo period, it was heavily used as a military base and opened to the outside world in the Meiji period. The port has also played an important role in Japan during the period of high economic growth, supporting the economy as an import port for various raw materials. In addition, about half of the tuna consumed in Japan is brought in at Shimizu Port, and it boasts the best tuna catches in Japan.

Enjoy Fresh Seafood at Shimizu Port


 Shimizu Fish Market Kashi-no-Ichi

The Shimizu Fish Market Kashi-no-Ichi near Shimizu Station is the first facility in Japan that sold fish directly from the wholesalers to customers. There are many shops and restaurants that focus on fish and other seafood around the market, and they draw many customers. Fresh seafood can be purchased at low cost in direct sales from a wholesaler. You can also enjoy fresh menus with a focus on tuna dishes in the restaurants.

Enjoy Buying Fresh Seafood and Eating Tuna Sushi

The Shimizu Fish Market Kashi-no-Ichi has two areas of shops, one called the “Ichiba-kan”, which sells fresh fish and dried goods, and the “Maguro-kan,” where you can eat tuna and other sushi. The “Ichiba-kan” is open from 9:30 to 17:30. The business hours of “Maguro-kan” vary from store to store. The market is closed on Wednesdays (some restaurants in the Maguro-kan are open all year round).

Spot Information

  • Spot name:Shimizu Fish Market Kashi-no-Ichi
  • Street Address:149 Shimazaki-cho, Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture  424-0823
  • Access:Tokyo Station → [Shinkansen] 60 minutes → Shizuoka Station → [JR] 50 minutes → Shimizu Station… 4 minutes on foot
  • Wi-Fi :Unavailable
  • Language:Japanese Only
  • Ticket:Free
  • Credit cards:  Varies by store

Reference 参考URL:http://kashinoichi.com/about/

Cruises Out of Shimizu Port

Credit: Shizuoka Prefectural Tourism Association

At Shimizu Port, there are leisure boats that cruise around Shimizu Port, one of top three beautiful ports in Japan. From the boat, you can enjoy beautiful views of Mt. Fuji and the Miho no Matsubara. In addition to the 35-45 minute cruise around Shimizu Port, there is also a mini sightseeing course around just the Miho no Matsubara.

Spot Information

  • Spot name:Mt. Fuji Shimizu Port Cruises
  • Street Address:7-408-2 Minato-machi, Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture 424-0943
  • Access:Tokyo Station-> [Shinkansen] 60 minutes-> Shizuoka Station-> [JR] 50 minutes-> Shimizu Station-> [Route Bus / Shizutetsu Just Line] 10 minutes-> get off at the Hatoba (warf) / Ferker Museum Entrance bus stop... 4 minutes on foot
  • Wi-Fi :Unavailable
  • Language:Japanese Only
  • Ticket:At ticket booth
  • Credit cards:No Credit cards accepted

Access to Shimizu Port

Credit: Shizuoka Prefectural Tourism Association

To access Shimizu Port from Tokyo, use the Shinkansen from Tokyo Station (about 60 minutes) and get off at Shizuoka Station. Transfer to the JR line at Shizuoka Station (about 50 minutes) and get off at “Shimizu Station”, about 4 minutes on foot.


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