Kushiro Fisherman's Wharf MOO

Kushiro Fisherman's Wharf MOO

Travel Guide

Representing the waterfront of Kushiro, Kushiro Fisherman's Wharf MOO consists of restaurants and shops. The wharf accommodates numerous souvenir shops and eateries ranging from large-scale restaurants and food stalls at the port. Tourists and local people enjoy sightseeing, eating, shopping, and relaxing here.

Located on the Pacific coast in eastern Hokkaido, Kushiro is an atmospheric port town that is blessed with the very best of the bounty of both land and sea. It is renowned as a place where it is often foggy, because of the temperature difference that arises as a result of its position near the point where warm and cold currents meet. Close to Kushiro's port is a complex called Kushiro Fisherman's Wharf MOO. MOO stands for Marine Our Oasis and the abbreviation was coined to reflect the pronunciation of the Japanese character for fog, which is a typical sight in Kushiro. The name was taken from a similar attraction in the US city of San Francisco, also famous for its fog.

Kushiro Fisherman's Wharf MOO is a worthwhile stop with its bustling marketplace located on the waterfront, close to Nusamai Bridge. Its unique architecture and location near the ocean make it an excellent photo opportunity. Inside the spacious building, which features an atrium stretching from the first to the fifth floors, there is a variety of stores selling fresh fish and shellfish and dairy products, as well as an array of restaurants. Kushiro is said to be the place where the fried chicken dish called zangi and the robatayaki style of charcoal-grilled fresh fish and shellfish originated, so naturally you can enjoy these here to your heart's content. In addition, there is katte-don, which allows you to pick the seafood of your choice to pile on top of a bowl of white rice, and sanmanma pressed sushi made with Pacific saury. This is a foodie's paradise, where you'll find it difficult to decide what to eat.

Kushiro Fisherman's Wharf MOO sits overlooking the water and one can see fishing boats bobbing just outside its many windows. There is also a pool and a fitness center located on the top floor of the building. At the far end of the building is an egg-shaped building glass building appropriately referred to as “EGG” (Ever Green Garden). The building is temperature-controlled to ensure that visitors can access a green space no matter the weather is like outside. The EGG is a small, but delightful conservatory and is just what one needs when the long, cold Kushiro winter arrives. It is attached to the MOO.

Kushiro Fisherman's Wharf MOO could almost be described as the tourist attraction in the city of Kushiro and on an inclement day of exploration, it was nice to duck inside, escape the fog, and enjoy some grilled fish.

Kushiro Fisherman's Wharf MOO - Night view Kushiro Fisherman's Wharf MOO - Kushiro market Kushiro Fisherman's Wharf MOO - EGG
Night view Kushiro market EGG

Travel Advice

- 1 wheelchair and 1 stroller are available for free.


Events in 2020
Kushiro Ice Festival Not only the events such as display of ice sculptures, ice slides, a giant ice maze and fireworks, but also the food like BBQ with the fresh seafood, Japanese noodle and complimentary amazake make are awaiting visitors to join. Feb 1(Sat) and


Address 2-4 Nishiki-cho, Kushiro-shi, Hokkaido
Phone 0154-23-0600
Admission Free  
Hours Shopping Area
10:00 to 19:00  Regular hours
09:00 to 19:00  July to August
10:00 to 17:00  December 31, January 2 to 3

Restaurant Area
11:00 to 22:00

06:00 to 22:00  April to October
07:00 to 22:00  November to March
Closed Shopping area and EGG Open 7 Days a Week
Restaurant area close at December 31
Duration 2 hours
Getting There By Train
15 minute walk from Kushiro Station on the JR Hakodate Nemuro Honsen.

By Car
Take National Highway route 35 from Kushiro Airport. It is approximately 21 kilometers 40 minutes from airport.
Parking Paid parking available

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