Sunday, May 20, 2012


Just a quick reminder that there's still plenty of good markets to visit this weekend with heaps of good food. Whip up a batch of soup or a nice salad. Really, the possibilities are endless, so why not give it a go? Good luck!

***Notice the addition of the Shinonome Earth Day Market on Sunday!!***




Ebisu Market
Sunday, May 20
11am to 5pm
A nice sized market held on the terrace just in front of Ebisu Garden Place that will always be special to me for introducing me to dried natto and tea seedpods.
Sunday, May 20
10am to 5pm
Another great market in the city found with a little help from friends, this one is sure to not disappoint. My first visit was wonderful despite cold temperatures and a smattering of rain. Plus, Tohoku growers are on hand sharing their best-of-the-best, so come on out to be part of the recovery and get something good to eat.
No map, but just head out the east exit and look for the green awnings!

Sunday, May 20
A terrific two days of seasonal vegetables, fruits, homemade treats, and even some fun activities for those whipper-snappers!
10am to 5pm
Map

Shinonome Canal Earth Day Market
Sunday, May 20
A sweet little market not far from Tokyo Big Sight in the center of a bunch of high rises. Head on over to rock it with the veg!
9am to 2pm (Rain or shine!)
Map

UN University Market
Every Saturday and Sunday in May
A massive weekend affair that is great fun and features a variety of fruits and vegetables and prepared products from all over Japan. Plus, the curry I had during my last visit from one of the vendors was plate-licking good. (I refrained, but only just.)
10am to 4pm
Every Saturday and Sunday in May
Another nice market not far from the sumo stadium in Ryogoku it's worth casing out for the neighborhood as well as the vendors.
11am to 5pm
Map

Yurakucho Farmer's Market
Every Saturday and Sunday in May
Another great market somewhere in size between Kichijoji and the United Nation's University Farmer's Market, it often features from a particular growing region as well as heaps of farmers and producers from nearby Chiba and Saitama, too.
11am to 5pm
Directions: Turn left out of the station and cross the courtyard toward Tokyo Kouku Keitan. Look for the fun under the overhang!

Know of a market? Give me a shout and we'll add it to the list!

1 comment:

Martin J Frid said...

I went to the UN farmers' market on Sunday in Shibuya and it was fantastic! Anyone living in Tokyo who hasn't been to this fun-fare is missing out on so much. It was busy with sellers of everything from natto to sake, much of it organic. I also went to check out the Nippori Marche which is much smaller and cozy, and more opportunities to talk to the people who are selling goods from all over Japan. Thanks Popcorn for introducing these events!