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Sunday Market

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Address: Otesuji, Kochi 780-0842, Kochi Prefecture
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Taste of Kochi

Historical farmer's market since 1690. Every Sunday, from early morning (about 6am) to evening (4-5pm), over 400 tiny stores are open. Lots of locals go there in the morning to... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2017
Eri O
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

Historical farmer's market since 1690. Every Sunday, from early morning (about 6am) to evening (4-5pm), over 400 tiny stores are open. Lots of locals go there in the morning to get fresh vegetables and fruits. For tourists, I recommend to grab a lunch: Inaka-Sushi (Vege Sushi), Imoten (Fried sweet potatoes), Yakitori...Talking with owners is a kind of fun, but no... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
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Reviewed 27 March 2016

Yes I know it's a traditional market that's been going on for centuries but I feel it's been overly hyped in the Japanese guide books. It's a nice stroll but most of the stalls are offering the same fruits/vegetables. Occasionally there's a handy craft stall or one that sells sweets. Further down the line (closer to the castle) there are... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 2 March 2016

Kochi’s Sunday market has a long history dating back to 1960 and starts bright and early in the morning at 5 or 6am (depending on Spring/Summer or Autumn/Winter months). It is said that there are around 600 stalls selling fresh produce / crafted items. The stalls are located along Otesuji Avenue, and ends at the entrance to Kochi castle. This... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 29 July 2015

Staying in Kochi? Make sure you put these fun Sunday markets towards the top of your "must see" list. This narrow street market highlights the fresh fruit and seafood produce for which this area is famous. There were some wonderful stalls also offering handcrafts, traditional children's games, antiques etc. At one end of the markets (a couple of hundred metres... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 12 June 2015

As tourist we were mainly looking at all the giant fruit (especially the apples, never seen so many huge ones) and fresh vegetables. Down the far end near the Castle were some bric-a-brac stalls. We bought a large Japanese bowl for Y1000 which was a good find. All in all worth a stroll but I think it's mainly for the... More 

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Reviewed 26 June 2014

We came to Kochi to visit the castle. We walked through the market to get back to the station. Lots of veggies, and plants for sale. Also many booths selling knives, swords and other cutlery. There were a few antique dealers as well. A bit of local colour and charm, but nothing to knock your socks off. Worth a visit... More 

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Reviewed 28 August 2012

We happened to be in town on market day, and went for a stroll as it was a highly recommended event. Just like most Japanese markets, it is something unusual for us westerners, with mainly plenty of unknown vegetables and fruits, but the extraordinary aspects of it probably escaped us, as we saw nothing very special about it. Instead it's... More 

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Kobe, Japan
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Reviewed 10 July 2012 via mobile

I was surprised by this market, it has a lot to offer. Primarily fruit and veges, but also charm. It was a hot summers day even at 7am, yreet quiet. Getting towards lunchtime the crowd gets larger, but it's much more a local fare than a tourist grab, and thats what makes it worthwhile. And to topp it off head... More 

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Kochi-shi, Kochi, Japan
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Reviewed 12 March 2012

You can find a lot of fruit and vegetable. You will be surprised to find big knives like Japanese sord this Sunday Market. Enjoy walking and watching this market along the street.

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Cambridge, UK
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Reviewed 28 December 2011

Every Sunday in Kochi City, there is a food market. It is predominantly just fresh food. At certain parts you can also buy knives, plants, and a few other things. Good for a stroll.

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