Friday, May 05, 2006

Kochi's wonderful Sunday market

Kochi doesn't boast many tourist attractions. Two main attractions spring to mind, the castle and Sunday market. Both didn't disappoint. Great little (almost original) castle and a fabulously huge market. The market stretched for over 1.3 km and was packed with goodies. Here are a few photos to give you an idea.
The tomatoes pictured above are quite expensive. Can you see the box in the top left corner? They are priced at 25,000 yen. For those of you in Australia, that is about $300 for the box. Needless to say, I didn't try any to see if they really were delicious!
Yum! Sweet potatoes.
Yum. More potatoes. I think the ones on the right are mountain potatoes (Japanese). Different but yum.
Umeboshi... Not yum. I don't like them. Pickled plums. Pretty colours though.
Ahhhh. Japanese knives!


Anonymous said...

I think I need a knife! M XXX

Turning Japanese said...

I love buying knives... You tell me how much you want to spend and I will buy the knife.

At this stage, I think I will fly out of Tokyo. In my last few days, I will visit the kitchen area of Tokyo and buy myself a knife. I can get you one whilst I am there!