While Tokyo is known for its shopping, for those looking for an alternative to the malls and convenience stores, Tokyo offers many farmers markets, selling fresh and local produce. There are many farmers markets to choose from, selling a variety of products throughout the city. Here are some of the Tokyo farmers markets worth checking out.
Farmers Market at UNU
Located just behind the United Nations University, the UNU Farmers Market is filled with fresh farm produce along with local flowers, antiques, furniture, and even sake. Along with the many vendors, there are also some food trucks selling delicious bites. It is fun to explore the various sellers and enjoy a few samples along the way of unusual and rare ingredients. The Farmers Market at UNU is open Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.
5-53-70 Jingumae | front of United Nations University, Jingumae, Shibuya
Roppongi Ark Hills Marche
A weekly farmers market, the Marche at Roppongi Ark Hills takes place every Saturday, and sometimes Tuesday. The market which started in 2009 is one of the best places in Tokyo to grab organic produce and artisan goods like fresh bread, wine, and cheese. It is best to look at other events in the surrounding restaurants many of which hold workshops and classes utilizing the market ingredients.
Open every Saturday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, every Tuesday at 11:00 am – 7:00 pm (except Bon Festival, New Year’s Holiday)
1 Chome-12-32 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tōkyō-to 107-0052
Ebisu Garden Place: Marche Market
One of the smaller Tokyo Farmers markets, the Marche at Ebisu Garden Place takes place twice a month. The market offers high-quality produce and ingredients. During the winter months, a “Christmas Marche” is also held selling specialty holiday items.
Every second Sunday from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Ebisu Garden Place Clock Plaza, 4-20 Ebisu, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Earth Day Market
Like it’s named, the Earth Day Market started as an initiative to promote sustainability. The market continues and takes place once a month, and most often is held in Yoyogi Park. The Tokyo farmers market is committed to locally sourced ingredients and produce along with sustainable and environmentally friendly items.
The date may vary, best to check directly on the market page. The market does not operate in the rain. When operating, the Earth Day Market is from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.
2-2-1 Jinnan, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Yokohama Kitanaka Market
Taking place on the third Saturday and Sunday of each month, the Yokohama Kitanaka Market is a Tokyo Farmers Market selling a wide assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables, along with farm fresh eggs, artisan baked good and local treats like honey, pickles, sake, wine, and other treats. It is a beautiful and lively market that is found right along the water.
Saturday and Sunday (third of the month) from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Bashamichi Station, Yokohama Head out Exit #2