Nothing stops the Sunday Market…not even the cold!
Whether it’s rainy, sunny, humid or freezing, if you’re in Kochi City on a Sunday, it’s pretty much guaranteed you will see a local lady selling her homemade inaka konnyaku (countryside-style devil’s tongue), the jolly grandma posing with a home-grown ryukyu (stem of a mountain potato) that is even taller than her, the bladesmith proudly showing off his selection of hand-forged Tosa knives, happy customers receiving their aisukurin (a dairy-based sorbet that has been enjoyed by Kochi locals for over 100 years), and more
The Sunday Market features over 300 stalls selling every kind of item you can imagine, from freshly-fried sweet potato tempura (a beloved Kochi snack called imo-ten) and probably the largest stems of ginger you’ve ever seen, to hand-carved wooden masks and mini bonsai trees. This market is a souvenir and street food heaven!
There is a reason why the Sunday Market has continued for over 300 years…come see (and taste) it all for yourself!