Farmers & Fishmongers Market Akita

Banter for some fresh bargains with the locals

By Bonson Lam    - 1 min read

The Akita Citizens Market is where locals come to find out the freshest fish, fruit and vegetables. In a compact city like Akita, word gets around quickly, so this free market action ensures that only the best and freshest produce of the land and sea are bought and sold. You may not understand the Akita dialect, but between animated gestures and friendly country laughter, you can have a great time here. Of course produce vary by the season, so come here in October for Masaba, and December for the best Hatahata fish.

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Bonson Lam

Bonson Lam @bonson.lam

I knew my future was destined to be with Japan the moment I flew from Sydney to experience the atmospheric lane ways of Kyoto last century. From the skies above Sapporo to the old charm of Naha's alleyways, I have been enchanted by the beauty and variety on every island. I am humbled to have met many distinguished people in my role as Regional Partner, especially the national living treasures of Japan, such as the doll maker to the Imperial Family. From sushi cooking classes to Ninja training grounds I welcome your ideas on what you like from Please visit us in Kyoto or Osaka and have some green tea or sake with us.