First Saturday market Higashimatsuyama, pantopia

Information for the third ever ‘First Saturday Market’ in downtown Higashimatsuyama City, across the road from Maruhiro. The market is named ‘First Saturday’, because it is held on the first Saturday of the month! Thus, the upcoming market in March, will be on Saturday March 2nd 2024.

First Saturday Market

The market, or marche as they call it in Japanese, from the French for market, is held in the parking lot of Shinkin bank on the main street, opposite Maruhiro Department Store. The featured photo at the top of the post is from bakery ‘Pantopia’ who will participate in Saturday’s market. Moja Cafe, which sells tarts and quiches made from seasonal vegetables, will also have a stand on the day. In addition, you can pick up dorayaki, jam, strawberries and coffee at different food stalls. There are also hand made goods on sale.


Event: First Saturday Market ファーサタ

Date: Saturday March 2nd 2024

Time: from 10 am to 3 pm

Cost: there is no admission fee

Venue: Saitamaken Shinkin Bank Higashimatsuyama Branch, 1 Chome-5-2 Matsubacho, Higashimatsuyama, Saitama 355-0017. View on Google Maps.


There is no official parking for this event. There is a coin parking lot nearby. The venue is about a seven minute walk from Higashimatsuyama station on the Tobu Tojo line from Ikebukuro.

There is no official website, but they have a Twitter account.

Another market in Higashimatsuyama that maybe of interest.


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