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Toji garakuta ichi

東寺がらくた市
Area South
Category Flea Market

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Although Toji Temple is famous for the To-ji Temple Kobo-ichi(Kobo-ichi market) held there on the 21st of every month, it is also the site of a separate antique and craft flea market on the first Sunday of every month.
Visitors are fewer by comparison, but the flea market, comprised solely of antiques and old goods dealers is quite popular.
The flea market is called Toji garakuta ichi, or the "Toji Temple junk market". (garakuta means "junk")
But one man’s junk is another man’s treasure, so it’s enjoyable just looking around the stores crammed full of stuff. And you may just discover the true charm of the flea market itself when you find yourself uncovering a bargain.

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In the background, you can see Toji Temple’s famous five-story pagoda. It’s fun walking around the market with a Word Heritage building in view.

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You’ll find many shops selling old ceramics – beautifully patterned plates, bowls, and vases alike.

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There are also many stores dealing in kimonos, yukata, and happi, which make wonderful souvenirs.

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Here they sell old books. On the right are old matchboxes with cute packages.

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In addition to the above, there are many items like paintings, armor, clocks, and Buddhist statues also on sale.
If you visit Kyoto and have the time, definitely stop by the market to check it out.

Address 1 Kujocho, Minami-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto
京都府京都市南区九条町1
Open 1st Sunday of every month
9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.
Admission free
Access 15 minute walk from JR Kyoto Station
10 minute walk from Kintetsu To-ji Station
City Bus Stop To-ji Higashi-Mon-Mae
To-ji Minami-Mon-Mae
To-ji Nishi-mon-mae
Kujo Omiya
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