Toji garakuta ichi
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.
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.
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.
1 Kujocho, Minami-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto
|Open||1st Sunday of every month 9:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.|
|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|