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Sunday Market, Kochi

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Explore the sights and smells found in 1.3 km (0.8 mi) of traditional Japanese market space at Sunday Market. Having run every Sunday since 1690, the eastern side of the market stocks varied and fresh local produce, providing you with ample opportunities to experience the tastes and smells distinctive to the region. Don't be afraid to ask to try something if you're interested, as the friendly and accommodating vendors will likely say yes. Moving onwards to the western end of the street, you'll begin to see handicrafts and antiques, making it a good spot for souvenir hunters to get stuck in. Consider starting on the east side and journeying through the market to end up at the picturesque Kochi Castle. Add Sunday Market to your Kochi travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Kochi vacation trip planner.
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  • 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 an...  more »
  • 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 f...  more »
  • 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 arou...  more »