Markets make great tourist destinations around the world, and Japanese markets are no exception. Popular markets include fish markets in coastal regions, quaint morning markets in rural towns and large, busy metropolitan wholesale markets.

Many markets are busy and crowded. Therefore, tourists are asked not to bring large luggage into markets, be considerate of people around them, and observe local rules, such as possible rules against eating while walking.

Below is a list of some of Japan's more popular markets:

Kushiro Washo Market

Sapporo Nijo Market

Sapporo Curb Market

Aomori Furukawa Fish Market

Aomori Auga Fish Market

Miyako Fish Market

Kesennuma Fish Market

Shiogama Fish Market

Toyosu Market

Takayama Morning Markets

Wajima Morning Market

The site of the market was destroyed in the Noto Peninsula Earthquake and a resulting big fire on January 1, 2024, and its future is uncertain.

Omicho Market

Nishiki Market

Kuromon Market

Kochi Sunday Market

Hours: 6:00 to 15:00

Karato Market

Hours: 4:00 to 15:00 (from 8:00 on Sundays and national holidays)

Tanga Market

Yobuko Morning Market

Hours: 7:30 to 12:00 (except January 1)