Morning market is held on the 1st and 6th date of every month in Niitsu. Niitsu is a town that is located southern Niigata. JR local trains in every 20 minutes take you from Niigata to Niitsu. It takes about 20 minutes. Since it is called “morning market”, so better to get there by 11 a.m.
If you walk to the market from Niitsu JR station, this is the entrance of the market.
I always buy Kimchi at Ms.Minami Yamashita’s shop. She is shy so she hid herself behind the board.
Inside her cooler box. You can see there are Radish Kimchi and Cucumber Kimchi.
A man was selling seafood. He was talkative very much. He said he didn’t take photographs but liked reviewing other’s photographing. Sliced salmons were on his shelf.
There were some flower shops in the market.
I like this old person’s fruit shop.
Western pear “Le Lectier” were being sold with very much reasonable prices. The old person said to me that they were reasonable because it was the end of the season. “Le Lectier” is Niigata’s speciality.
This is all that I bought in the market;
7- Fuji apples = 500 JPY
2 packs of Yellow Kiwi = 500 JPY
1 – Chinese Cabbage Kimchi = 500 JPY
1 – Radish Kimchi = 500 JPY
Green vegetable = 100 JPY
So it costed 2,100 JPY in total. If I apply foreign currency rate of 1 USD = 109 JPY, it would be 19 dollar 27 cent. Expensive or reasonable? It depends on you. I have no complaint about the prices because I enjoyed talking with buyer. That is the beauty of morning market.
I got back home, cut Chinese Cabbage Kimchi into small pieces, and then put it into a small grass container.
Actually, yellow kiwi was not so yellow. It was yellow green. I wanted to change color of this photo so that it could look yellow. But I couldn’t make it, although I tried to adjust colors by an imaging software.
Morning market in Niitsu is small. Please do not expect a large market. It is just a tiny small market using a space of parking lot by the JR railway line. Some towns in Niigata area hold this kind of morning markets. Dates are different town by town. In Niitsu, 1st and 6th. In some town, it is 2nd and 7th, or 4th and 9th. I am not sure you would be interested in the market, but please check the date before you visit some of them.