I'm addicted, I admit it. I love farmer's markets, and one of my greatest joys here in Tokyo (and Japan, in general) is searching out local foods and markets large and small wherever I am. This weekend, despite typhoon weather, there are at least two big markets happening in Tokyo: the Earth Day Market in Yoyogi Park (a joy in the rain as well as full sun), and the UN University Market. (I wrote this piece last weekend about the UN University Market for Summer Tomato to give folks an idea of what's on offer in the fall, too.)
The vendors will be swamped (literally and figuratively), but still present and cheerful as ever. Undoubtedly, good stuff will be available for the munching, cooking, and exploring. If rain, though, isn't your thing, the Earth Day Market sponsors smaller markets around the city and the UN University Market hosts a nifty Night Market once a month. One of the more rockin' vegetable adventures a locavore could ask for, it features live music, candlelit tables all a few minutes walk from Shibuya.
Sunday, October 31st
10am to 4pm (Rain/typhoon or shine!)
Saturday, October 30th and Sunday, October 31st
10am to 4pm
Friday, November 19th
4pm to 8pm (Check their calendar to be sure, though!)