Makishi Public Market is located just off Kokusai Dori, on the right side of the covered arcade called Ichiba Hon Dori.
It is an extremely popular market with locals who come here to purchase fresh fish, meat and pickles. Wander around and watch the lively banter between store holders and customers. Piles of multi coloured tropical fish lay atop shaved ice, although the skinned stonefish and live crabs can be a little disturbing to some with weaker constitutions. Still more disturbing are the whole pig's faces in the meat section. Meat is predominantly pork although you can also find goat, chicken and beef.
Take some time to taste the various pickles on offer, including garlic cloves pickled with purple Shiso leaves or the seaweed known as umi budo, meaning sea grapes.