Friday, March 7, 2014

Tokyo Farmers Markets: Saturday, March 8th and Sunday, March 9th

Before the sakura blossoms comes nanohana...
This weekend starts gently rocking the farmers market scene with the Market of the Sun, the newest kid on the local produce block, jumping into the regular scene. Head on down to find a wide variety of breads available for all kinds of scrumptious fun along with the usual round of fresh fruits and vegetables. Stock up on all you'll need for hanami (cherry blossom) viewing or just to keep cozy on these still cool nights. See you at the market!

Market of the Sun
Saturday, March 8th and Sunday, March 9th
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

UN University Market
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

Currently on hold until about March 15th when repairs to the Karajan Square should be finished. Word has it there will be a market brouhaha to remember! Stay tuned for updates.

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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