Busan City Guide

Jagalchi Fish market


about jagalchi fish market

If you're making a trip to Busan, you have to stop by Jagalchi Fish Market, the largest fish market in South Korea. Though vegetarians/vegans (and those suffering from hangovers) may not find it to be the most enticing stop on their travels, it is definitely an interesting one.

You can purchase raw or dried fish, or stop in to one of the many food stalls or restaurants along the way.

If trying live octopus is on your radar, this is without a doubt the place to do it (though 10/10 would not recommend doing it when hungover... I may or may not be speaking from experience).

Location & Hours

Getting there

By Taxi: 부산 자갈치시장

By Metro: Head to either Jagalchi Station or Nampo Station 

From Jagalchi Station, walk out exit 10. Turn down the first road on your right, walk two blocks and then turn left on Jagalchi-ro. Make another right toward the water onto Jagalchi-ro 47-beon-gil and then right again onto Jagalchihaean-ro to reach the market.

From Nampo Station, walk out exit 2 and then make a quick 180 to walk the opposite direction. Turn down Jagalchi-ro which will be the first road on the right.

Operating Hours

05:00-22:00 (Closed every first and third Tuesday of the month).

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