Come Visit Traditional Korean Markets!


Sokcho Tourist & Fishery Market

  • A market full of freshly caught seafood from the blue East Sea
  • The market itself offers a wonderful view, full of freshly caught and dried seafood. It is also possible to taste various deep-fried dishes, glazed fried chicken bites, stuffed squid, and North Korean-style sausages.
  • (Jungang-dong) 12, Jungang-ro 147beon-gil, Sokcho-si, Gangwon-do

  • Travel Hotline : +82-2-1330

    (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)


Sokcho Tourist & Fishery Market is where you can find all the local specialties from the East Coast. It is certainly the best place to observe the characteristics of Sokcho while enjoying all sorts of delicacies including fresh sliced raw fish and salted fish. It has been widely considered as a must-visit place as part of food tour for the East Coast of Korea, full of delicious food including stuffed squid, North Korean-style sausage called Abai Sundae, and the famous glazed fried chicken bites from Sokcho. It has been expanding its rest areas by shaping a traditional market and tourism-themed street connecting to nearby Abai Village. It has been also improving customer convenience and store cleanliness by installing a rain (canopy) shelter, providing shopping carts, building a large parking lot, remodeling the building, and supplying clean seawater from the East Sea to the underground sliced raw fish center as part of the market modernization project. Its ultimate goal is to achieve convenience so that it can be equal to any large-size supermarket while holding on to the unique values and sentiments a traditional market can remind you of. 

08:00–24:00 everyday
(* Opening hours may vary depending on the store.)


A public parking lot (accommodating up to 350 vehicles) for which a parking ticket will be provided if you purchase products worth more than KRW 10,000 in the market
* Opening hours: 08:00–21:00 (Free parking is available outside the opening hours.)

Famous eateries

- Red snow crab
- Deep-fried shrimps
- Glazed fried chicken bites

Tourist Attractions Nearby

Sokcho Tourist & Fishery Market – Abai Village - Yeonggeumjeong Pavilion - Dongmyeonghang Port - Sokcho Lighthouse Observatory

Regional Festivals

- Gangneung Haesari Village Castor Aralia Fresh Shoots Festival
- Sambo Beach Kite Festival
- Jeongseon Local Food Festival

Korea Tourism Organization Headquarters, 10 Segye-ro,
Wonju-si, Gangwon-do 26464, Republic of Korea
TEL +82-33-738-3000