Welcome to J-Town

J-Town in Markham


Visit the GTA’s LARGEST Japanese shopping centre right here in Markham! J-Town is well known for its popular Japanese-focused restaurants, bakeries, groceries, and beauty stores.

Website: jtown.ca
Instagram: @jtownmarkham 

Check out some of J-Town’s most popular spots below! #VisitMarkham


To Eat

Ju Izakaya

Ju Izakaya is an authentic Japanese restaurant that is only open for dinner. With opening hours at 6pm, you’ll often see a line in front of the shop 10 minutes prior – so you’ll definitely want to make reservations.

For real, authentic, Japanese food that is owned, operated, and prepared by Japanese people, stop by Ju Izakaya. 


Tanuki was created by two chefs born and raised in Markham. They travelled through Asia in search for unique and interesting flavours. After travelling around Asia and many years of working at some of the top restaurants, the chefs returned to Markham to create a modern take on Japanese comfort food at Tanuki.

Using local seasonal product and inspiration of Markham culture, they’ve created an amazing Japanese fusion menu!

Tanuki restaurant in J-Town

Sasaki Fine Pastry 

Looking for authentic Daifuku Mochi? Visit this spot to find – and taste – the best handmade Japanese pastries.

FaMu – The Japanese Butcher

Owned and operated by a woman in a male-dominated industry, Famu is one of two retail shops in Canada registered with the Kobe Beef Association in Japan. To be a part of this association, businesses must apply and qualify to sell such high-quality beef – a process that requires a lot of work and fees to complete.

In addition to the Kobe beef, FaMu also offers the popular Wagyu beef in many different cuts.


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To Shop

Heisei Mart in J-Town

Heisei Mart

Heisei Mart is the anchor of J-Town as the owner of it, along with a bread maker and jeweler, first set roots at this location – setting the foundation for what is now J-Town.

This is the go-to shop for essential pantry items as well as yummy Japanese snacks. Another plus, is their large variety of beautify Japanese dinnerware.

Blue Tree Books

Canada’s only Japanese bookstore! Selling Japanese books, toys, and more. 

Website: bluetreebooks.com

Japanese Beauty Images Inc.

Japan Beauty Images provides a variety of quality Japanese products and services. They carry a large number of Japanese brands that are hard to find. Saw a Japanese skincare product on TikTok that you want? Then stop by Japanese Beauty Images!

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