Sunday Market

日曜市(Nichiyo Ichi)
Don’t miss Japan’s longest street market!
Kochi’s Sunday Market stretches for 1.3km from the Otemon Gate at the foot of Kochi Castle, a beloved local institution that has been running for over 300 years.
Every Sunday visitors and locals alike flock to the 300 stalls selling everything from local vegetables, fruit, flowers, plants, and cooking ware, to tasty only-in-Kochi street food and handmade crafts. While stalls are usually open from early morning to mid-afternoon, it’s a good idea to visit the Sunday Market in the morning, as some of the more popular items sell out quickly. The stall holders are very proud of their produce and crafts, which often they have lovingly grown or created themselves.
Be sure to bring your appetite, as the tempting foods and smells coming from the bustling stalls are a treat for both the eyes and the palate. While offerings change weekly, a few must-tries for first-time visitors to Kochi are the popular freshly fried imoten (fluffy sweet potato tempura), inaka-sushi (veggie-based country-style sushi), drinks and sweets that use the local yuzu citrus fruit, and tiny sweet “fruit tomatoes.”
Foodies of all ages are sure to find a plethora of delightful new flavors to experience, so be sure to plan to spend a Sunday morning exploring the market.

Kochi Sunday Market: Japan’s Biggest Open Air Market
Culture & Art
Address 高知県高知市追手筋 (Otesuji, Kochi City, Kochi Prefecture, Japan)
Telephone Number 088-823-9456
Street Market Section, Industry Policy Division, Commerce & Tourism Department, Kochi Municipal Government
OpenSundays 6a.m. - 3p.m.
DirectionsAbout 10 min walk from JR Kochi Station
Website Website
Map Code73 184 896*30

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