Located within the boundary of Sea of Japan and Sea of Ohotsuk, Hokkaido is like a haven for those who travel for food- seafood to be exact.
Bigger by size in comparison to Nijo market and with more product selection is the Curb Market.
Comparable to Tokyo’s Tsukiji Fish market, the Curb Market is actually located outside Sapporo’s Central Wholesale Market, where bidding for the biggest catch takes place daily.
With a total of 80 stores, local residents and tourists go to Curb Market to buy the season local produce (melons, potatoes, corn) and seafood (crab, salmon roe, scallops, tiger prawns to name a few).
I bought a slice of melon for a price of 200 yen and I am not exaggerating when I say that it is the sweetest melon I ever tasted.
I often joked with my friends that if I grew up or even spent the rest of my life in Hokkaido, I will live more than a hunder years old, you know that feeling of knowing that what you are eating is not only tasty but fresh and healthy.