Osaka 黒門市場 Kuromon Ichiba Market
This is one of the oldest fresh food markets in Osaka and still running.
History goes back at least 170 years. Local Japanese comes here not just for fresh fish but 刺身 Sashimi-grade fish and meat.
This tofu and soy bean products shop 黒門ふる里の香り is in their 3rd generation running and still going strong!
Apart from fish, meat and vegetables this market sells household items catering to a one-stop-shopping for housewives
Most shops have kept to their tradition but with the increase of in-bound foreign tourism黒門市場 is fast turning into a mini street food venue. More and more shop are not just selling fresh seafood anymore but putting up tables and chairs, creating eating space for on-the-spot grilled seafood.
Be informed year end especially December 31 is the most jam pack time! Local Japanese celebrate New Year on 1st January and would head to 黒門市場 to get their seasonal products. Plus the peak tourist season, everybody is squeezed shoulder-to-shoulder.