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Kochi City Sunday Market



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Stroll around one of the oldest and largest Sunday markets in Japan

Kochi Prefecture




What better way to learn about the local culture than to visit the local market? Also known as Kochi’s Kitchen, the Sunday Market is held every Sunday, except when it falls during the New Year (January 1-2) and the Yosakoi Festival (August 9-12), and has continued since 1690. Bustling with locals and tourists alike, the market runs from morning until late afternoon and stretches for approximately 1.3 km along Otesuji Street towards Kochi Castle, with about 300 stalls selling not only locally produced fresh fruit and vegetables, but also plants, kitchen knives, crafts and more. Just by strolling around the market, you will discover food unique to Kochi, and you’ll be amazed by the variety. It is about a 10-minute walk from Kochi Station to the entrance of Sunday Market on Otesuji Street and walking along the many stalls as you enjoy shopping for delicious street food will eventually bring you to the two must-visit spots in Kochi: Hirome Market and Kochi Castle. Don’t forget to check them out too!



How to get there


From Haneda Airport, it is about a 1 hour and 30 minute flight to Kochi Ryoma Airport, then about 30 minutes by bus to Kochi Station. Take a Tosaden Tram to Hasuikemachidori Station (about 10 minutes).


Otesuji, Kochi-shi, Kochi-ken


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