Direct Sales Depot / Market Spots in Wakayama Area

  • Nanki Shirahama Toretore Market
    Shopping
    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.
  • Kuroshio Market
    Shopping
    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.
  • JA Kinosato Farmers Market Mekkemon Square
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    4.0
    36 Reviews
    Shopping
    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.

    切実にお願いします。大切な命を守るための行動を。他府県(特に大阪、神戸)ナンバーが多く、地元の人が怖くて入れません。自粛のストレスを発散する所でもありません。今、必要ですか?命より大切ですか?もう少しの考慮をお願いします。

  • Sanchoku Market Yottette, (Roadside Station Kudoyama Shop)
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    4.0
    8 Reviews
    Shopping
    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.

    弘法太師さまの母公のお寺として有名な慈尊院のすぐ近くにありました。和歌山ということでみかん、梅はもちろん、マスカットや柿などその時期の旬のフルーツがたくさんお値打ちに販売されていました。また生鮮食料品も一緒にあるので道の駅というよりほぼ食品スーパーです。地元の方が多いのか、2時すぎでもかなり混雑していました。

  • Katsuura Fishing Port Nigiwai Market
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    4.0
    44 Reviews
    Shopping
    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

  • Akitsuno Farmers' Market Kitera
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    5.0
    4 Reviews
    Shopping
    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."

    近隣農家さんの直売所だと思うのですが、ミカン類が本当に美味しくて安い。みかん以外にも、さまざまな果物や地元の野菜などがリーズナブルに販売されています。少し遠いのですが、行くときは車で行き、思い切り箱買いしてきます。みかんは10月ぐらいから5月ぐらいまで充実しているようですが、夏場はとても少なくなります。ここで買うと他で買えなくなるほど、ファンです。

  • Michino Hotto Station Miyama no sato
    Shopping
    Wakayama Hidaka-gun Hidakagawacho Ubuyugawa 197-5
    This local specialty products shop adjoins Miyama Dome, and is conveniently surrounded by sightseeing destinations such as the longest wisteria trellis in Japan, Tsubayama Dam, and a place known as the best spot in Japan to shout and hear one's voice reverberate in echoes. The shop's wide selection of local products includes dried shiitake mushrooms, foods made with edible wild plants, and willow gudgeon boiled in soy sauce kanroni style. The shop is also known for its pickled Japanese knotweed, which is so popular it's always guaranteed to sell out.
  • Farmer's Market Yacchon Hiroba
    Shopping
    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."""
  • Katsuura Port Nigiwai Hiroba Morning Market (Union of Kansai Governments Direct Sales Market)
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    Wakayama Higashimuro-gun Nachikatsuuracho Tsukiji Katsuura Fishing Port
    This morning market, located in Nigiwai Plaza in Katsuura Fishing Port, is open every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.. It is also occasionally open for special events. Tuna caught at Katsuura Fishing Port, the site of Japan's largest freshwater tuna haul, is sold here. Fish may also be filleted and sold here on an irregular basis. A reservation made at least three days in advance allows visitors to enjoy the experience of canning tuna. It is also highly recommended to have breakfast of the local specialties such as saury sushi, mehari-zushi (sushi wrapped with takana leaves) and rice bowl dishes. There is also a parking area nearby, which is only open on Sundays.
  • Shiosai Building Nikoniko Indoor Marketplace
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    4.0
    1 Reviews
    Shopping
    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."

    JA紀南がやっている、農産物の直販所です。伺った時はおばあさん達が2たりで店番をされていました。時期的にか?農産物は余り多くありませんでしたが、お店の中は田舎の良い雰囲気。農家の方が交代で店番をされているとか、小さな李を売っていたので、買って食べたら、今まで食べた事の無い無茶「旨」でした。

  • Seafood Market at Fisherman’s Wharf of Shirahama
    Shopping
    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.
  • JA Arida Farmer's Market Aridakko
    Shopping
    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.
  • "Shiga Fureai no Sato ""Arigato no Mise"""
    Shopping
    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
    Shopping
    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
    Shopping
    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
    Shopping
    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
    Shopping
    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
    Shopping
    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)
    Shopping
    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.
  • Momoyama Tokusan Center
    Shopping
    Wakayama Kinokawa Momoyamacho Ichiba 404-1
    This farmer's market is located a 35-minute drive from the Sennan Interchange on the Hanwa Expressway and five minutes south along National Route 24 from the Shimoisaka Intersection. It sells Arakawa no Momo peaches, a nationally-famous brand-name peach, as well as processed products made. The products include peach yokan (a type of jellied dessert), peach jam, and Togenshu peach liqueur. The market also sells local products such as fresh fruits and vegetables, Kinzanji miso paste, and more. The market is open seven days per week during the peach season, which runs from June to mid-August. During this period the market bustles with visitors from all across Japan. The market also serves as a hub for sharing information and other exchanges.

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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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