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1. Taiyou no Marche (Kachidoki)fto mizno/Flickr
Taiyou no Marche is Japan’s biggest market that has been held every month since 2013. More than 10,000 people go there every month, so not only is it full of customers but also farmers from all over the country come to sell their seasonal goods. Also, there are education spaces where you can learn to cook the ingredients you bought as well as cafe areas so you can enjoy the whole day there.
Held the second weekend of every month from 10AM-4PM between October and March and 10AM-5PM between April and September.
HP: timealive.jp/ (Japanese Only)
Address: Tsukishima Daini Jidou Park (1-9-8 Kachidoki, Chuo-ku, Tokyo) (Google Map)
2. YEBISU Marche（Ebisu Garden Place
YEBISU Marche is a market with the concept of only offering food that’s easy on both the environment and the body, so they only offer organic and natural items. It’s in a very fashionable area, Ebisu Garden Place, so you’ll feel like you’re at a farmer’s market in Europe. It’s a very popular market.
Held the first and third Sundays of every month from 11AM-5PM.
HP: www.nkbmarche.jp (Japanese Only)
Address: Ebisu Garden Place Chateau Plaza (1-31-1 Mita, Meguro-ku, Tokyo) (Google Map)
3. Tokyo Asaichi Earth Day Market
This farmer’s market was created to link the concepts of food and farms. You can communicate with the farmers, who are mostly based in the Kanto area and grapple with environmental problems as they contribute to society. Where and when it’s held changes so please check beforehand.
HP: www.earthdaymarket.com/ (Japanese Only)
4. Aoyama Farmer’s MarketDick Thomas Johnson/Flickr
Aoyama Farmer’s Market is managed by the men’s vegetable club, and it’s a popular event that holds dear the chance to speak with farmers. You can also buy crafts and rare items while you speak to the creators, and it’s an event that can’t be missed by people who are picky about their foodstuffs. Also, there are food trucks where you can buy lunch and drinks. It’s a great event to enjoy in the trendy atmosphere of Omotesando.
Every Saturday and Sunday from 10AM-4PM.
HP: farmersmarkets.jp/ (Japanese Only)
Address: 5-53-70 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
5. Roppongi Hills Marche (Minato-ku)
Roppongi is known for its high-class, elegant Hills Marche market. International brands as well as shops within Ark Hills offer plenty of delicious food. There’s also brunch and events for children, so families can enjoy this market.
Open every Saturday from 10AM-2PM.
HP: www.arkhills.com/marche/outline/ (Japanese Only)
Address: Ark Hills Ark Karayan Plaza 1-12-32 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)
6. Marunouchi Gyoukou Marche and Aozora Ichiba (in front of Tokyo Station)aozora-ichiba.co.jp
This market, held in the hallway connected to Tokyo Station, is a place where you can buy regional cuisine in the middle of the capital city. You don’t just enjoy actively participating with the creators, it’s also extremely convenient, so it’s quite popular.
Held every Friday from 11:30AM-7:30PM
HP: aozora-ichiba.co.jp/marche/marche_top (Japanese Only)
Address: In front of Gyoukou Chika Gallery, Tokyo Station (Google Map)
7. Koutsuu Kaikan Marche (in front of Yurakucho Station)
This market began with the concept of giving the city some energy, so it’s easy to stop by after work and everything is sold for reasonable prices. It’s full of people that are picky about the quality of the food they eat. Vegetables that are especially popular are those from Kamakura and Shinshuu. This is a market with plenty of repeat customers.
The puchi-market is held every weekday from noon to 6PM. The marche is held every Saturday, Sunday, and holidays from 11:30AM-5:30PM.
HP: www.kotsukaikan-marche.jp/ (Japanese Only)
Address: Tokyo Koutsuu Kaikan 1F, 2-10-1 Yurakucho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo (Google Map)