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Crowds of people in a street, lined with shops, shop and cafe signs.


Voices calling out from behind their stalls, traders dealing with customers. The smell of fresh fish, spices and candy tempt passersby. Welcome to Ameyayokocho. 

Des vendeurs de poisson au marché Tsukiji.

Tsukiji fish market

The world's largest fish market has rehearsed for decades its frenetic and nourishing dance to frenzied “tuna” every night.

Le marché aux poissons de Kii-Katsuura

Kii-Katsuura fish market

Kii-Katsuura, also called Nachi-Katsuura, is a fishing port in Wakayama prefecture which owes its fame to its thermal springs but also to its fish market.

Ameyoko, la plus célèbre des street food de Tokyo

Ameyoko, Tokyo's most famous street food market

Located between Ueno and Okachimachi stations, Ameyoko is Tokyo's most prominent street food market.

Tokyo's new fish market in Toyosu

Tsukiji Fish Market, a Tokyo institution where visitors could come to watch the auctions of impressive and the largest fish and seafood market globally, recently closed its doors.

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Tanga Market Kokura

Tanga Market In Kokura, Kyushu offers an opportunity to visit a traditional Japanese market and experience its unique sounds, sights, smells, and tastes.

Tabisuru Market

The Tabisuru Market in Tokyo

Inaugurated in February 2017 in Shimbashi (Tokyo), the Tabisuru Market allows visitors from all walks of life to discover the specialties and culture of each region of the Japanese archipelago.

Makishi Market

The main food market of the island's capital, Naha, Makishi is located south of Kokusai-dori Street. It offers a huge variety of fish and other products of the sea.

Yanagibashi Rengo Market

Known as the pantry of Fukuoka, the Yanagibashi Rengo market has over the years become essential to local life.

The famous portico marking the entrance of the avenue Ameya Yokocho to Ueno.

Ameya Yokocho

The hoarse voices of grandmothers calling out out from behind their stalls, traders dealing customers.The smells of fresh fish, spices and candy tempt passersby. The liveliness of Ameya Yokoch

Sellers Market Jinya-mae

Jinya-mae market

An essential Takayama tradition is called Asa-ichi. Behind this name hides the small morning market where fresh produce and local crafts are found.

Flea Market Ohatsu Tenjin

Ohatsu Tenjin Flea Market

Souvenirs, trinkets, knick-knacks, Ohatsu Tenjin Flea Market is full of treasures. A good way to take a stroll while making some great finds.

Omicho market

Omicho market

Every morning, Kanazawa Harbour rumbles with the sound of boat engines that are carrying the fruit of their fishing.

Flea Market Shitennoji

Flea market Shitennoji

On the 21st and 22nd of every month, Shitennoji comes alive. In this thousand-year-old temple is a monthly market displaying hundred-year-old antiques.

Flea Kitano Tenmangû

The Fleamarket at Kitano Tenmangu

On the twenty-fifth of each month, the second largest flea market in Kyoto is held in the enclosure around the shrine Kitano Tenmangû. A good opportunity to buy some souvenirs, especially if

The Oedo Antique Market, which opened in 2003, is a busy place every first and third Sunday of the month.

Oedo Antique Flea Market

Southeast of the capital, the Oedo Antiques Market, which opened in 2003, is a busy place every first and third Sunday of the month.

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Nishiki Market Kyoto

Nishiki Market is a foodies paradise located in central Kyoto not far from Shijo Kawaramachi street. Book a walking tour with lunch.

Toji Market Kyoto

Toji Market: sightseeing in Kyoto, Japan: read a guide to antique shopping at Toji Temple market held on the 21st of each month at Toji Temple south of Kyoto Station.

Flea Market Toji

Toji flea market

Nine o'clock in autumn, winter, spring, and summer… Every twenty-first day of the month, the surroundings of the Toji temple come alive.

Kyoto Flea Markets.

Kyoto Flea Markets Shopping

Kyoto Flea Markets: see a listing of the major and minor flea markets in Kyoto including Kitano Tenmangu, Chionji, Kamigamo Shrine and Toji Temple.