Sunday, June 20, 2010

Kuromon Ichiba 黒門市場

Kuromon Ichiba Market, or Black Gate Market, is an enclosed 600 meter market located in the Nippombashi district of Ōsaka. Kuromon has been a marketplace for over 170 years and the vast majority of its stalls specialize in the freshest and highest quality fish, meat, vegetables and fruit. Other stalls feature nearly endless barrels of pickled seaweeds and vegetables, and some household goods. A stroll down this lane is a feast for the eyes as well as a stimulant for the appetite and you are likely to find some unusual edible delight from the sea on display - just try not to become breakfast for the giant ceiling octopus that enacts its swift revenge for its fallen kin.


  1. This looks like a great place to visit and shop! I've found good buys with this kind of shopping vs. department stores.

  2. It is a great market and, for me at least, it always feels better to support the smaller mom-and-pop stores over the large department stores. Thanks for the comment!