Food & Drink Tokyo

The Best Food Markets in Tokyo

Tokyo might not be London when it comes to food markets, but there are several regular events around the capital where visitors can taste local delicacies from around the country. The markets listed below are held at least once per month. For less frequent food-related markets and festivals see the events calendar.

Market of the Sun

The capital’s largest regular farmer’s market takes place on the second weekend of each month near Kachidoki. About 80 vendors gather selling everything from bagels and speciality jam to fresh vegetables and coffee. The prices aren't cheap, but the produce for sale is of the highest quality.

There are also a few food vans that park up next to the market selling curry rice and hamburgers if things get a bit too organic for you. Take exit 4a or 4b from Kachidoki Station on the Toei Oedo Line.

  • Makers of craft beer, Japanese wine, and sake also have a presence at the market

    Makers of craft beer, Japanese wine, and sake also have a presence at the market

Event Details

Held on the 2nd Saturday and Sunday of each month.

  • October to March: 10:00am-4:00pm
  • April to September: 10:00am-5:00pm
Access | Google Maps

Take Exit 4 or 4b from Kachidoki Station on the Toei Oedo Line.

The Greenmarket Sumida

The Greenmarket Sumida is started in September 2016 as a place for farmers and local shop owners to sell their goods while supporting the redevelopment of the Sumida area. While the food is the main focus of the market, there are also stalls with handmade crafts as well as vans serving hot food. Shoppers who buy more than ¥3,000 of produce and live in Sumida can have the goods delivered to their door for free.

Photo from the official Facebook page

Event Details

10:00am-4:00pm. Typically held on the first weekend of each month, but dates are subject to change. Check official website for more details.

Access | Google Maps

The market is held on the Uruoi Plaza outside the Sumida Municipal offices. Easiest way to get there is to exit from Asakusa Station and walk over the bridge towards Tokyo Skytree.

Farmer's Market @ United Nations University

This organic farmer’s market takes place in front of the United Nations University in Aoyama every Saturday and Sunday. There are about 50 stalls with local producers selling fresh fruit, vegetables, and flowers.

  • There are about 40-50 stalls in two rows

    There are about 40-50 stalls in two rows

  • Several vans at the side of the market provide hot food and drinks

    Several vans at the side of the market provide hot food and drinks

Event Details

10:00-16:00 every Saturday and Sunday. The market is also held on public holidays. Check the website for details.

Access | Google Maps

Come out of Exit B2 from Omotesando Station and walk straight. The market will be on your right after about 150 meters.