Saturday, June 22, 2013

Tokyo Farmer's Markets: Saturday, June 22nd

Toneru Yama Honey staff at the Sapporo Farmer's Market.
Summer, 2012.
Oh, the day has dawned full of sunshine, which means markets will be hopping. Whether you arrive early or late, though, there will be no shortage of good food to be had. The Roppongi Market, on only today, is well worth the trek. While it might be in a slightly disreputable part of town, the market itself is one of the best. It's also just one of the fantastic foodly places that abound in this neck of the woods. Go on. You know you want to go!

Every Saturday and Sunday
A massive weekend affair that is great fun and features a variety of fruits and vegetables and prepared products from all over Japan. Plus, there's a most excellent selection of food trucks offering everything from salad to zingy curry to roast chicken to falafel!
10am to 4pm

Every Saturday
A first visit to this market was well worth the trek for the number of organic growers and getting to meet a Tokyo farmer from just down the tracks in Kokobunji!
10am to 2pm

Every Saturday and Sunday
Smaller than the UNU Market, Yurakacho features a particular region of Japan each week along with an excellent selection of seasonal fruit and vegetables. Growers from nearby Chiba, Kamakura, and Saitama are also on hand to help fill the larder.
11am to 5pm
Directions: Turn left out of Yurakacho 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!

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