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Osaka’s Odona Marche By Joan Bailey

Rough-and-tumble Osaka is as famous for its delicious food as it is for yakuza. It is no surprise then that one of its longest running markets is also one of its best. Started in 2009 as part of the Marche Japon movement, the Odona Market remains a ...


Ebisu Marche By Joan Bailey

One of Tokyo’s loveliest little markets is Ebisu Marche. Part of the Marche Japon movement that started in 2009, Ebisu Marche first came on the scene as a bi-monthly market with roughly 20 vendors under half as many tents. There is a new emph...


Kitanaka Marche By Joan Bailey

Just outside Bashamichi Station in Yokohama is a charming new farmer’s market. Brought about by the same folks who conjured up Tokyo’s Market of the Sun, Kitanaka offers a hearty mix of local and organic as well as conventional growers, ...


Akigawa Market By Joan Bailey

There is much to recommend on a visit to Akigawa Market. Located in far western Tokyo, it features produce and products from, quite literally, the surrounding fields and farms that fill the vast plain in all directions. Farms large and small are f...

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Earth Day Market By Joan Bailey

Started with six vendors in 2006, the Earth Day Market in Tokyo’s Yoyogi Park was intended as a place to use Earth Day Money (an alternative currency) and to help organic farmers find buyers. Today, there are 50-60 regular sellers that include g...


Oiso Market By Joan Bailey

Enjoy our Summer Issue (Issue #52) of Outdoor Japan Traveler magazine. The Summer 2014 Issue spends a lot of time in the mountains, from the Himalayas with climbing royalty Peter Hillary to high alpine trail running near Tokyo and fat tire fun in Hons...


Sendai's Asaichi Market By Joan Bailey

They say good farmers make good cooks, and one step onto the narrow side street that is the Sendai Asaichi Market makes it clear this where to find some of the local’s secret ingredients. Established in 1948, this little market is big on variety...