Karoichi (かろいち) is the largest fish market in Tottori City. Fresh local seafood can be browsed and taken home for reasonable prices. You can also try eating local seafood at one of the attached restaurants. The sushi restaurant located out the north exit is famous for its large serving sizes of gourmet fish. Numerous Japanese actors and sports players (Ichiro Suzuki for example) have eaten there.
Wrapped in ice packs and foam boxes, fish bought here can be safely transported for around 24 hours without refrigeration.
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Beside Karoichi market is a free museum dedicated to area crabs and the industry that relies on them. While politicians and reporters might merit a museum, Kanikkokan (かにっこ館) or Tottori Karo Crab Aquarium is about ocean crabs and fishermen. It is aimed at kids and has numerous hands on exhibits.
The museum is open from 9am to 5pm and closed on Tuesdays. During July, August and on holidays the museum remains open on Tuesdays. Free Parking.
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Karoichi and Kanikkokan are located west of the Sendai River's outlet into the ocean and past a small bay. Those arriving from the south on route 53 can reach the area by turning left onto bypass route 29 and simply going straight at every intersection. On route 9, turn to the north at the intersection with bypass route 29.
By bus from Tottori Station, get on the Hi-no-maru Bus going to Karocho (日ノ丸 - 賀露町行き) and get off at Kanikko-mae stop.
Submitted by mbystedt on Sun, 04/17/2011 - 22:25