In the early Meiji period, fishermen on the shores of Ishikari opened the Nijo Market as a place to sell freshly-caught seafood.
It originally spanned from Nishi 1-chome to Higashi 2-chome on the bank opposite the Sosei River, but more and more fishmongers emerged, and the area gradually evolved to include noodle shops, pubs, and greengrocers, giving it the shape it has today. Even after over half a century in use, it remains the place where locals go to get their groceries. Its pride of place in the center of town also brings in tourists seeking Hokkaido specialties like crab and scallops.
At the Noren Yokocho within the market, there are countless unique eateries and buildings housing various vendors. It is as popular a destination as even Maruyama and Tanukikoji.
AddressHigashi 1-chome through Higashi 2-chome, Minami Sanjo Higashi, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido