About the Local Market, Happy and ColorfulAmeyoko Market is the colorful "candy market" of the city. This is one place that the whole family will love. The market is popular, where customers are mainly locals and there are not a lot of tourists. The vendors are enthusiastic sellers here, loudly announcing their merchandise and seem to sell everything here, at good and equal prices.
You can find unusual things, it is a huge market that has everything to offer; fake designer clothes, fashion accessories, cosmetics, bags, counterfeits, backpacks, pacifiers, candy of all kinds, Japanese snacks, delicious and incredibly cheap nuts, fresh or dried fish and seafood, vegetables, fruit, and authentic Japanese food.
It is worthwhile to come here hungry, because at Ameyoko Market there are also authentic, tasty and cheap market restaurants. There are quite a few drink carts like in Thailand, with natural juices and a lot of beautifully cut and eye-catching fruit.
As expected, you will encounter quite a few Japanese souvenir stands and things for tourists. Here you can buy many of the expensive souvenirs tourists see around the city, priced high around temples and museums. Among the Japanese gifts, authentic and good priced gifts can be; Japanese food utensils, traditional Yokata robes, napkins with typical prints and other magical products to bring home.
The atmosphere in the market, despite overcrowding, is very pleasant and even joyful. The vendors are nice and, unlike the rest of Japan, it is okay to bargain over the price. Even the noise of the passing trains does not bother, and blends well with the cries of the vendors and the general bustle.
It is fun to hang out around this market, eat well and buy a variety of bargains. Enjoy!
TipsCome with passports, because most stores offer Tax Free options to tourists with purchases over 5,000 yen. Awesome deal!