Friday, December 20, 2013

Tokyo Farmers Markets: Saturday, December 21st and Sunday, December 23rd

Mushrooms galore at Hida Takayama markets!
Another lovely weekend in Tokyo after a bit of rain. Cold weather gives the air the sharp tingle of the holidays, which should be wonderful inspiration to head on out and see what wonderful seasonal treats can be found. The Nippori Market takes center stage this weekend with its holiday extravaganza. Santa on Sunday, a wine garden, and vendors galore will be on hand to feed, entertain, and help supply presents. Don't miss it!

Nippori Farmer's Market
Sunday, December 8th and Saturday, December 21st through Monday, December 23rd
10am to 5pm
Like the Earth Day Market, Nippori is running one regular market day early on and then a holiday extravaganza that should knock your Christmas stockings off. The three day affair will feature a wine garden (like a beer garden, but with wine), live music, excellent food carts, gifty bits and most likely a wee bit of dancing. All that wine, you know.
No map, but just head out the east exit and look for the green awnings!

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

Yurakucho Farmer's Market
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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