The Kuromon Ichiba Market is a covered market situated in Osaka, Japan. The market is nicknamed ‘Osaka’s Kitchen’ as it is where local homeowners and restaurant owners go to get their food supplies. The market stretches for over 580 metres. The first market at the site was established in 1902 but it is not until recent years that it has become so popular with tourists. The market is known for its seafood, it is also a place where stall owners will sell and cook you the food on the spot. The market also includes other types of stalls as well as food stalls. It is a great place to experience Japanese trading.
Public transport in the city of Osaka is the best way to travel with the subway networks being of a high standard. The Kuromon Ichiba is a 3-minute walk from ‘Nippombashi’ Subway Station and ‘Kintetsu Nippombashi’ Station.
Opening Times and Admission
The market is free to enter. Different stalls at the market operate at different times throughout the day but most are open daily. The market has an information centre where you can store bags for a fee, this is open from 9am-6pm.