one of my favorite spots in kyoto is the flea market held at to-ji temple, “koubou-ichi“, just south of the jr station. the flea market is held on the 21st of every month from 6am-4pm. it is one of the larger flea markets i have been to in japan. for the curious, this is a great place to own some parts of japanese history – it is becoming harder to find bargains now with the increased interest in flea markets, but it is still a fun activity. take a break and indulge in some of kyoto’s famous bean curd, “yuba”. it is really worth trying it. it comes in different flavors.
how to get there:
Tokyo Flea Markets
Click on the following link for a listing of some of Tokyo’s more well known flea markets. http://metropolis.co.jp/tokyoculturearchive349/316/tokyocultureinc.htm