Day 19 of NaBloPoMo and continuing with a regular feature “Tokyo Thursday”.

On a recent trip to Tokyo to get my hair done in Toni & Guy, Aoyama branch, I had the most wonderful walk through Shibuya. So much to discover on even a short walk through Tokyo Streets. My most alarming find was the UNITED NATIONS UNIVERSITY. UNU! I had absolutely no idea such a place existed, least of all in the modern Aoyama region of Shibuya. When I got home, I was even more delighted when my research revealed that a farmer’s market is held there EVERY weekend.

United Nations University in Tokyo
United Nations University in Tokyo

Approximately 70 stalls, every Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 4pm at the United Nations University in Shibuya, 3 minute walk from the B2 exit of Omotesando underground. Phone: 03-5459-4934. URL: On Facebook:



There are some great WORDPRESS blog posts in English about the market, with fantastic photos to boot:

There are quite a few posts and details on Stephanie’s blog, however, do note they are from 3 or 4 years ago.

Here’s a more recent post, in English:

ANd some other blogs and web posts:
Aoyama Farmer’s Market
Farmers’ Market @ UNU Tokyo


  1. Nice post! This us a great market, but there are a number of others throughout the city over the course of a month. This coming weekend is the Earth Day Market – all organic and fair trade – and every Saturday there is a very nice on in Roppongi. Have fun!

    1. Thank you so much for your comment and for the great information. I don’t suppose you know of anything like this in Saitama ? Thankfully, Tokyo is close enough to commute to occasionally ????

  2. Oooooo! I love the new look of your blog. 🙂 Very nice!
    I love farmers markets, actually any type of market I love… except maybe the grocery store. 🙂

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      I have been experimenting with the layout, but it’s so hard to choose. I loved the las one, but it’s no longer compatible since they upgraded or shifted something or other. Nearly lost content with the change. :-p You did a great job finding a layout that matches your blog.

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