Jagalchi Fish Market (부산 자갈치시장)
5:00-22:00 (2nd floor restaurants from 9:00)
Closed on 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month.
Free to visit
Jagalchi Station (line 1, exit 7). Walk straight passing the 1st road (on your left), turn left at the 2nd road (Gwangjang-ro) to BIFF Square, walk straight about 150m and turn right onto Gwangbo-ro to reach Gwangbokro Fashion Street. At the end of Gwangbokro Fashion Street, take Nampo-dong Station exit 7 to exit 10 for Lotte Department Store (Gwangbok Branch) or exit 2 to Jagalchi Market. From exit 2, walk straight, passing the 1st street (on your left), turn left onto the 2nd street (Jagakchi-ro 60beon-gil) and walk straight 50m to reach the market. 25 mins walk.
TIP: Key attractions at Nambo-dong can be enjoyed in an easy loop walking course starting from:
BIFF Square → Gukje Market Food Street → Gwangbokro Fashion Street → Yongdusan Park → Lotte Department Store (Gwangbok Branch) → Jagalchi Market + Open-air fish market.
Jagalchi Station (line 1, exit 10). Walk straight, passing the 1st street (on your right), turn right onto the 2nd street (Jagakchi-ro 47beon-gil) and walk straight 140m to reach the market. 5 mins walk.
Jagalchi Fish Market is the largest seafood market in South Korea, selling both live and dried seafood.
Compared to other fish markets in Korea, Jagalchi Market ranks high in terms of public transport accessibility, huge varieties of live seafood, nice ambience with outdoor street performances on some days and great sea views. It is relatively clean when excluding the outdoor market section.
Jagalchi Market (Indoor Section):
Jagalchi Market (Outdoor Section):
Jagalchi Market (Indoor) Floor Guide:
1F: Live Fish Market
2F: Raw Fish Restaurants / Dried Sea Products Stores
3F: Jagalchi Cypress Enzyme Spa / Soribada Noraebang (karaoke) / Mangeum Restaurant
4F: Dadohae Korea Restaurant
5F: Oase Seafood Buffet (www.oasebusan.co.kr)
6F: Oase Convention Hall (Wedding Hall)
7F: Terra Guest House
Rooftop: Sky Terrace (Observation Deck)
You can purchase the live seafood on the ground floor and bring it to one of the many restaurants on 2nd floor for preparation and cooking at additional charge; or simply turn up at the restaurant and pick the dishes you preferred. Alternatively, there is a seafood buffet restaurant on the 5th floor that you can try out huge varieties of seafood dishes.
For a more local experience on the freshest seafood in Busan, visitors are highly recommended to check out Gijang Crab Market (abundance of snow crabs, king crabs and many other different crabs) and Cheongsapo Seafood Village (better seafood presentation dining experience than Jagalchi Market including local attractions within walking distance like Cheongsapo Daritdol Observatory, lighthouses, abandoned railroad, multi-storey cafes overlooking into the sea, colourful fishing boats and beautiful sunset). Both destinations are within 20 mins by taxi from Haeundae Beach.
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