Direct Sales Depot / Market Spots in Wakayama Area

  • Nanki Shirahama Toretore Market
    26 Reviews
    Wakayama Pref. Nishimurogunshirahamachou Katata 2521
    Located in Shirahama Town, Nishimuro County, Wakayama Prefecture, Toretore Market is one of the largest seafood markets in western Japan and is operated by the local Katata Fishery Cooperative. Boasting grounds some 50 thousand square meters in size, the market is filled with fresh seafood not only from Wakayama but around the country. A diverse array of processed goods, meats, vegetables, and even Wakayama souvenirs are sold here, and the market bustles constantly with visitors. Market highlights include the giant tanks filled with fish swimming around while waiting to be sold and the popular tuna butchering shows. Visitors can eat sushi and seafood rice bowls at Toretore Yokocho; the market’s seafood barbecue is also popular.

    We went there after lunch and we realized we should have come here for lunch. There were BBQ facility (you have to pay to use) to cook the very fresh seafood caught locally (you must buy them there...

  • Kuroshio Market
    17 Reviews
    Wakayama Pref. Wakayamashi Kemi 1527
    You’ll find this seafood market on the manmade Wakayama Marina City island in Wakayama Bay, Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture. The building has a retro Showa-period atmosphere complete with a fresh fish market with catches from the nearby sea and all over the world, a food court where you can enjoy a seafood rice bowl and sushi, and restaurants with tons of seafood options. There’s also a spectacular tuna slicing show held three times a day, not to mention a seafood barbecue area where you can feel the sea breeze and see the ocean while grilling fresh fish you bought at the market.


  • Katsuura Fishing Port Nigiwai Market
    42 Reviews
    Wakayama Pref. Higashimurogunnachikatsurachou Tsukiji 7-12
    A fishing port located in Nachikatsuura Town, a part of the Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range World Heritage Site. The port serves as a base for tuna longline fishing and boasts the greatest catches of fresh tuna in Japan. Tuna auctions are also held here early in the morning, and visitors can watch this taking place from a second-floor observation deck. The Katsuura Fishing Port Nigiwai Market is held at the port every Sunday morning. Visitors to the market can purchase fresh seafood at bargain prices. In addition, the Nankikatsuura Onsen hot spring district is located right next door, making it easy to plan a fun-filled sightseeing route.

    Went in after the tuna auction for some fresh quality tuna. Did not disappoint ! Its a very small market with around 15-20 shops. But their food s great ! Outdoor dining area available as well

  • Fisherman’s Wharf Shirahama
    Wakayama Pref. Nishimurogunshirahamachou 1667-22
    This leisure and resort area in Shirahama Town, Nishimuro County of Wakayama Prefecture has a fresh seafood market operated by local fishers, a restaurant, and a diving base. Visitors enjoy eating the freshly caught fish and shellfish, displayed on the stalls, right there on the spot. One can enjoy Japanese food, Italian, or seafood barbecue from the four restaurant shops on the wharf. Divers can choose from various course levels; from a easy diving encounter, up to boat diving for more experienced divers. Even beginners can safely try diving here at the Nanki Shirahama waters.
  • Akizuno Garten
    33 Reviews
    Gourmet / Alcohol
    Wakayama Pref. Tanabeshi Kamiakidu 4558-8
    This hands-on sightseeing facility located in Kamiakizu, Tanabe City, Wakayama Prefecture used to be wooden elementary school building. There’s a farm restaurant with a buffet offering locally produced food, a farmers’ market, a workshop where you can make sweets using locally produced oranges and such, an archive about oranges, and more. The classrooms and hallways exude a Showa-period school atmosphere. There’s also a lodging facility.

    We spent 1 night at this wonderful place before embarking on the Kumano Kudo hike. We booked the accommodation through Oku Japan (self-guided walking tours) and as part of that booking, we were able...

  • JA Kinosato Farmers Market Mekkemon Square
    Wakayama Pref. Kinokawashi Toyoda 56-3
    This farmers market is about a 30-minute drive from the Hanwa Expressway's Sennan Interchange. The largest of the JA Kinosato locations, it's bursting with local produce like fruit and vegetables. They also have a variety of other items including flowers like spray mums, tricolor chrysanthemums, and roses, prepared foods like dried plums, pickles, and Kinzanji miso, handicrafts, and more. Their food court features items like gelato, soft serve cream, rice balls, and curry made with fine ingredients. Take-out is also available.
  • Sanchoku Market Yottette, (Roadside Station Kudoyama Shop)
    6 Reviews
    Wakayama Ito-gun Kudoyamacho Nyugo 5-5
    This farmer's market is attached to Roadside Station Kaki-no-Sato Kudoyama in Kudoyama Town. It sells local produce as well as jam and other processed products. Persimmon is a local specialty of Kudoyama Town, so the market is stocked with both fresh and dried permissions from the area's many farms during the persimmon season. The market also carries a good selection of seasonal fruit delivered from places including Katsuragi Town and Kinokawa City. One of the market's attractions is that it carries not only local specialties but also a variety of daily necessities. This makes it a destination not just for buying souvenirs while sightseeing but also for a little everyday shopping.

    非常に大型台風でいろいろな施設が休みでしたがこちらは営業していて、地元の野菜や特産品だけでなく、和歌山各地のお土産もそろっていました。 なぜかすいかも買ってしまいました。

  • Akitsuno Farmers' Market Kitera
    4 Reviews
    Wakayama Tanabe-shi Kamiakizu 1487-1
    "This is located a ten-minute drive from the Nanki Tanabe Interchange on the Hanwa Expressway. The local people provided the funds to found a farmers' market and operate it themselves. They take advantage of a climate and landscape where mandarin oranges, navel oranges and other citrus fruits can be harvested throughout the year, and a wide variety of seasonal citrus fruits are always displayed at the entrance to the store, all of them locally grown. The ""Oranchi juice"" produced onsite is also popular. The neighboring coffee shop Ikora Chaya is a good place to relax while drinking coffee that has been roasted in-house."


  • JA Arida Farmer's Market Aridakko
    Wakayama Pref. Aridagunaridagawachou Habu 33-1
    This farmer's market located on Prefectural Route 22 in Habu, Aridagawa Town, Arida County, sells agricultural produce direct from farmers. On sale are fresh vegetables, fruits, and flowers, always in season, as well as the famous Wakayama tangerines, Arida Mikan. Food fairs and food education events are also held from time to time.
  • Honmamon Furusato Local Fresh Food Market
    2 Reviews
    Wakayama Hidaka-gun Minabecho Higashi Yoshida 274-1
    "A five-minute drive from JR Minabe Station. This farmers market is operated by JA Kisyuu, the local Japan Agricultural Cooperatives branch. The market sells safe, healthy, and fresh foods raised amongst the area's abundant natural beauty. Some of the many foods you can buy here include Kishu Minabe Nankoume plums, a variety of Japanese plum created right here in Minabe Town; Usui peas, snow peas, and other legumes; highly sweet cherry tomato varieties such as Akatonbo, Yutosei, and Otohime; small sized watermelons, muskmelons, and other seasonal produce; flowers like statice and baby's breath; and umeboshi pickled plums, including JA Kishyuu's own original ""tomato-ume""."


  • Farmer's Market Yacchon Hiroba
    Wakayama Hashimoto-shi Kishikami 522-1
    "This farmer's market is located near the Kinokawa River a 15-minute walk from Kii-Yamada Station on the JR Wakayama Line. It sells fresh fruits and vegetables, mushrooms, and other produce delivered straight from local farms. The food court on the first floor of the market is popular for gelato made with fresh local fruits and vegetables. The Syokusaikan restaurant on the second floor serves up local flavors to enjoy. ""Yacchon"" has a number of meanings including ""gather around, everybody!"" or ""leave it up to me!"" The name was selected from the hope that the market would ""bustle with lots of people and provide customers with satisfaction and smiles."""
  • Shiosai Building Nikoniko Indoor Marketplace
    1 Reviews
    Wakayama Nishimuro-gun Shirahamacho Hiki 2039
    "This is a farmers' market that sells local agricultural products, an 11-minute drive from JR Hikigawa Station. Because of careful management of production records, customers can buy safe and reliable fresh fruits and vegetables at low prices. In addition to fresh foods, the market also sells processed foods, such as dried pickled plums, pickled radishes, and saury sushi. The growers and producers work the cash register every day, so that customers can speak directly with them and learn about ways to cook exoic vegetables and other market products. About ten times a year, the market holds a ""customer appreciation day,"" offering free treats, such as rice porridge or zenzai (red bean soup made with azuki beans) as well as new rice or other crops."


  • Seafood Market at Fisherman’s Wharf of Shirahama
    Wakayama Pref. Nishimurogunshirahamachou 1667-22
    Seafood Market at the seaside leisure spot of Fisherman’s Wharf of Shirahama in Shirahama Town, Nishimuro County, Wakayama. Find fresh fish packed together, including horse mackerel, chicken grunt, sea bream, etc. You can choose your favorite fish then have it prepared for you as sashimi, or boiled or grilled and made into an original seafood dish that you can enjoy on the spot. They have indoor and terrace seating.
  • "Shiga Fureai no Sato ""Arigato no Mise"""
    Wakayama Ito-gun Katsuragicho Shiga 1348-2
    This farmer's market is located along National Route 480, which connects Katsuragi Town to Koyasan. Customers can feel the warmth of being welcomed by the elderly people who work in the region. The market offers local seasonal vegetables and processed products such as miso paste, rice cake, and pickles at reasonable prices. The Makuni River that flows nearby is a firefly habitat, making the area a major sightseeing destination in the summer. The market's large parking lot makes it a convenient hub for sightseeing by car.
  • Kaki no Chaya Yorimichi
    Wakayama Ito-gun Katsuragicho Nishiiburi 612-1
    This farmer's market is located on a farm road that runs along the Bentendani River a 10-minute walk from JR Nakaiburi Station. It sells locally-grown seasonal fruits and vegetables, processed products, and other items. Katsuragi is a major fruit producing town, so the market has an especially repertoire of fruit varieties. An attached cafe serves fresh strawberry juice, peach smoothies, and other drinks made with fresh fruit. The cafe also offers a number of popular items that incorporate local flavors such as yakitori-don (grilled chicken on rice) made with Kishu Umedori chicken. The lively market also regularly serves as a venue for town events and fairs.
  • Shibuta no Sho Ikeki
    Wakayama Ito-gun Katsuragicho Higashishibuta 336-1
    This farmer's market is located on National Route 480 heading from JR Kaseda Station to Koyasan. It sells fruit from local orchards, local specialties, and other products. The market is notable for having its own plum orchard and chestnut farm. In the spring the market sells umeshu (plum wine) and umeboshi (pickled plums). In the fall, visitors can enjoy harvesting and roasting chestnuts. The farm grows an especially wide range of plums in the spring including Koume, Kojiroume, and Nankobai plums. Jams and other processed products made with the fruit grown on the farm make great souvenirs.
  • Midori no Sato Farmer's Market
    Wakayama Kaiso-gun Kiminocho Nishino 971-1
    "This farmer's market is located inside the Fureiaikan at Nokami Fureiai Park in Kimino Town. The market sells produce raised in a naturally-rich racing environment, processed products, and other items. Some of the many and diverse items available include fruits such as mandarin oranges and persimmons, umeboshi (pickled plums), jam, yam cake, and hemp palm products. The market's motto of providing ""safe and high-quality products from the clear traceability"" is based on a desire to share great things with the people who come to the market."
  • JA Nagamine Farmer's Market Toritatehiroba
    Wakayama Kainan-shi Shikone Nishi 2-3-5
    This farmer's market is located about five minutes from Kainan-higashi Interchange on the Hanwa Expressway. It offers safe, high-quality, and fresh produce and processed products that are produced locally. A system that contacts producers with sales information in real time allows them quickly restock their products, preventing shortages. One of the popular services the market offers is free recipes that make use of seasonal ingredients. The market also frequently hosts events focused on seasonal fruits and vegetables.
  • JA Kinosato Farmer's Market OINACITY
    Wakayama Iwade-shi Ibaramoto 20
    "This farmer's market is located about a 20-minute walk from Iwade Station on the JR Wakayama Line. It is the sister store of the Mekkemon Hiroba farmer's market, which is also operated by JA Kinosato. The market, which opened in 2013, offers locally-harvested fresh fruits and vegetables, rice, and other agricultural products at reasonable prices. Other popular offerings include bento boxes and side dishes made with seasonal ingredients. Every Saturday there is a morning market called ""OINA Utagoe Marche"" where producers sell their products face-to-face with customers."
  • SUPER Ever Green (Iwade Takatsuka Store)
    Wakayama Iwade-shi Takatsuka 188-1 Super Ever Green Plaza Iwade Takatsuka
    This farmer's market is located about a five-minute walk from JR Wakayama Line Iwade Station. It offers locally-sourced fresh fruits and vegetables, seafood, and other products at reasonable prices. The market's biggest attraction is its diverse selection, which is made possible by the one of the biggest shopping floors in the region. The market also features a pharmacy and is open from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight, making it a convenient place to shop after work.

Wakayama Areas


Wakayama prefecture unites pilgrims, food lovers, and culture buffs in a tranquil corner of Japan at the base of the Kii Peninsula. The setting for many a Kumano Kodo pilgrimage trail, Wakayama invites those in search of spirituality from one side of the prefecture to the other, from the 100-plus Buddhist temples of the sacred Mount Koya in the west to the inspiring temples of the Kumano Sanzan set among breathtaking nature in the east. Once the grueling hike is complete, make a beeline for Wakayama city to savor some of the country’s most delicious ramen noodles.

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