Beginning of main content
Trip Type
Flight 1
Flight 2
Flight 3
Flight 4
Flight 5

Search over 1 million properties and 550 airlines worldwide

Search over 1 million flights, hotels, packages, and more

No Expedia cancellation fee to change or cancel almost any hotel reservation

Kuromon Ichiba

Follow scents of spices and smoked goods into the covered alleyway of this bustling food market. Its popularity with chefs has earned it the nickname Osaka’s Kitchen. 

At Kuromon Ichiba, Osaka's premier street food market, collect fresh vegetables, seafood or exotic meats for a meal at home. Sample fine produce that would please any gourmet. 

This ancient market dates back to the Meiji era of Japan, when it was called the Emmeiji Market, owing to the Emmeiji Temple located nearby. Its current name, Kuromon Ichiba (Black Gate), is a reference to a black gate that once stood near it and the temple.

The Kuromon Ichiba underpass extends just under 2,000 feet (600 meters) in length, housing around 170 shops. Much of the market’s clientele is chefs, but the general public also pick up their groceries here too. Join food experts and sniff out some of the most prized, fresh and high-quality ingredients Osaka has to offer.

Sample fresh sashimi or cooked fish at a seafood stall. Large oysters, grilled scallops and crab burgers are also on the menu. Watch skillful chefs carefully preparing fugu, a poisonous puffer fish, ensuring it is safe for consumption. Those brave enough can order their own serving of the Japanese delicacy.

Admire the even marbling of Kobe beef, which is one of the most highly sought-after Wagyu breeds. Other rare delicacies prepared in the market include baby octopus stuffed with quail egg. Although exotic, these meals are offered at reasonable prices.

Head to the fruit and vegetable section to admire painstakingly prepared displays. The stalls in this section are artfully stacked with fresh strawberries, jars of pickles and various Japanese root vegetables. 

Follow up your culinary experience here with a trip to nearby Namba district, just a few minutes’ walk south. This district is well known for its Sega gaming arcades, trendy fashion stores and the Namba Grand Kagetsu comedy hall. 

Kuromon Ichiba is located in central Osaka, just south of the Nippombashi subway station. Metered on-street parking is available near the market. Bring cash as few stalls accept card.

Like to make your visit to Kuromon Ichiba Market even more memorable? Don't forget to try out a few of these things to do:

Why not think about buying an Osaka Market Tour? It's one of the most interesting experiences available here.

If you're after more activities, take a look at our Osaka things to do page.


Guide to Exploring Kuromon Ichiba Market


Map

Top Kuromon Ichiba Market Hotel & Accommodation Deals

See all 3,545 properties near Kuromon Ichiba Market
Sotetsu Grand Fresa Osaka-Namba NZ$98
Sotetsu Grand Fresa Osaka-Namba

Sotetsu Grand Fresa Osaka-Namba

1-1-13 Nipponbashi, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka-fu
     
    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Namba, this hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Tsutenkaku Tower, and within 3 mi (5 km) of Osaka Museum of History and Osaka Science Museum. Osaka Castle and Mint Museum are also within 3 mi (5 km). Nippombashi Station and Osaka Kitntetsu-Nipponbashi Station are within a 5-minute walk.

    RIHGA Royal Hotel Osaka NZ$113
    RIHGA Royal Hotel Osaka

    RIHGA Royal Hotel Osaka

    5-3-68 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka, Osaka-fu
       
      4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

      This family-friendly Osaka hotel is located on the riverwalk, within a 10-minute walk of Osaka International Convention Center and Osaka Science Museum. Festival Hall and Herbis Plaza are also within 1 mile (2 km). Nakanoshima Station is only a 2-minute walk and Osaka Shin-Fukushima Station is 9 minutes.

      APA Hotel Namba-Ekihigashi NZ$94
      APA Hotel Namba-Ekihigashi

      APA Hotel Namba-Ekihigashi

      4-29 Sennichimae, Namba, Osaka, Osaka
         
        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Namba, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Namba Grand Kagetsu Theater and Kuromon Ichiba Market. Tsutenkaku Tower and Abeno Harukas are also within 2 mi (3 km). Nippombashi Station and Osaka Kitntetsu-Nipponbashi Station are within a 5-minute walk.

        SARASA HOTEL Dotonbori NZ$76
        SARASA HOTEL Dotonbori

        SARASA HOTEL Dotonbori

        2-9-6 Shimanouchi, Chou-ku, Osaka, Osaka
           
          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Namba, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kuromon Ichiba Market and Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade. Tsutenkaku Tower and Shitennoji Temple are also within 2 mi (3 km). Nippombashi Station is 8 minutes by foot and Osaka Kitntetsu-Nipponbashi Station is 8 minutes.

          Hotel Monterey Grasmere Osaka NZ$105
          Hotel Monterey Grasmere Osaka

          Hotel Monterey Grasmere Osaka

          1-2-3 Minatomachi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka, Osaka-fu
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Namba, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Osaka City Air Terminal, Tsutenkaku Tower and Shitennoji Temple. Osaka Museum of History and Umeda Sky Building are also within 3 mi (5 km). Osaka Namba Station is only a 4-minute walk and JR Namba Station is 5 minutes.

            Swissotel Nankai Osaka NZ$354
            Swissotel Nankai Osaka

            Swissotel Nankai Osaka

            5-1-60 Namba Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka-fu
               
              5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Namba, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Namba Grand Kagetsu Theater and Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium. Nipponbashi and Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade are also within 10 minutes. Namba Station - Osaka Metro and Osaka Namba Station are within a 5-minute walk.

              Smile Hotel PREMIUM OSAKA HIGASHI-SHINSAIBASHI NZ$71
              Smile Hotel PREMIUM OSAKA HIGASHI-SHINSAIBASHI

              Smile Hotel PREMIUM OSAKA HIGASHI-SHINSAIBASHI

              2-13-17 Shimanouchi Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka
                 
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Located in Namba, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Doton Plaza, Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade and Amerikamura. Kuromon Ichiba Market and Dotonbori Glico Sign are also within 10 minutes. Nagahoribashi Station is 5 minutes by foot and Nippombashi Station is 6 minutes.

                ibis Styles Osaka Namba NZ$76
                ibis Styles Osaka Namba

                ibis Styles Osaka Namba

                2-13 Soemon-cho, Chuo-ku, Osaka, Osaka-fu
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Namba, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Doton Plaza, Shinsaibashi Shopping Arcade and Dotonbori Glico Sign. Amerikamura and Kuromon Ichiba Market are also within 10 minutes. Nippombashi Station is 5 minutes by foot and Nagahoribashi Station is 9 minutes.