Kyoto Municipal Central Wholesale Market (京都市中央卸売市場第一市場)
Located in 80, Sujakubunki-cho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto Municipal Central Wholesale Market covers an area of 149,509 square meters. It was Japan's first Central Wholesale Market.
Following the passing of the Wholesale Market Act in 1923, permission for setting up the market was obtained on June 2, 1925, and Kyoto Municipal Central Wholesale Market opened on December 11, 1927 as the first central wholesale market in Japan. Although the wholesale system was once abolished in order to control the distribution of goods during the War, the wholesale market resumed after the war, and it has grown further following the amendment of the Wholesale Market Act in the 1950s and the Wholesale Market Law enacted in 1971.
Goods the market deals with:
This is a comprehensive food wholesale market dealing with all kinds of food including mainly fresh fish, dried-salted fish, and fruits and vegetables, and it distributes a variety of food by request from retailers and restaurants, such as tilefish in winter and conger pikes and Kyoto vegetables in summer.
The auction of fishery products begins at 5:20 a.m., agricultural products at 6:00 a.m. and again at 9:00 a.m., and the auction for vegetables from local farmers starts at 11:00 a.m.