Friday, January 10, 2014

Tokyo Farmers Markets: Saturday, January 11th and Sunday, January 12th

Holiday fun at Nippori's Christmas Market!
This weekend the farmers markets swing back into full schedule around Tokyo. Blustery sunshine makes a perfect environment for strolling about to find a pick of the season's best. Grab some daikon, potatoes, and even fresh udon for swirling about the evening nabe pot or some lovely bread to swipe up the remains. Oh, the possibilities are endless! Resolve to explore food this year and head on out!

Market of the Sun
Saturday, January 11th and Sunday, January 12th
The newest of Tokyo's farmers markets, Market of the Sun professes to be one of the largest. A short walk from Tsukiji Market and its wonderful surrounds, it's worth a stop for a selection of foodly and crafty items that rivals that at the UNU Market.
10am to 4pm
No map but step out of Kachidoki Station exits A4a and A4b

Every Saturday and Sunday starting with Saturday, January 11th
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 starting with Saturday, January 11th
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 starting with Saturday, January 11th
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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