Flea Market Kitano Tenmangu Shrine

Flea Market Kitano Tenmangu Shrine

Flea Market Kitano Tenmangu Shrine
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A district with a long textile heritage, ancient Kyoto is still alive in the Nishijin District. Studded with its weaving factories, tea houses, and onsen, the neighborhood is charming and peaceful with a self-possessed air. Less traveled than other parts of the city, it is a district where you can take it at your own pace. Visitors can explore the many weaving and cloth houses, the free kimono shows, and the many shops selling traditional clothing and goods. Showcasing architecture with sloping roofs and wooden reliefs dating to decades past, the streets in the Nishijin District transport you back in time, making them a joy to wander.
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marmie1a
Crown Point, IN295 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
It was actually pouring down rain the day we went to this flea market but we still had a great time. There were tons of booths with lots of interesting and different things to purchase at a reasonable price. There were also lots of food booths.
Written 12 November 2019
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ozteddy
Brisbane, Australia437 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
This was a second visit to this market which I think is better than the one at Toji Temple which seems to get more publicity for some reason. It is really huge with lots of people and the quantity of stuff for sale is incredible. There is lots of food to sample, but it really is about the antiques. Prices vary greatly, but there are amazing bargains to be had if you take the time to search. There is junk, but I think on the whole there is more quality stuff than not. I happily wandered for three hours and except that my partner was 'marketed out' would have stayed longer. The added bonus is that you can also wander into the Shrine and explore some very nice buildings as a break. The bus that goes to Kinkakuji from Kyoto Station stops right outside.
Written 28 April 2019
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Jacksamuel
London, UK1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
It’s an alright place to mooch about if you don’t have anything better to do, I wouldn’t go out of my way to get here though as we did... based on these madcap reviews below. It’s just full of crap that you find in your Gran’s loft. The actual shrine and garden is lovely, worth a look. I came here expecting some half decent Carpentry tools etc. But couldn’t find anything worth bringing home and ones that I did find were more expensive than I was willing to pay - 4000Y + for an old chisel.
Written 24 March 2019
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Pamela A O
Seattle652 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples
On the 25th of every month, a huge flea market takes place at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine. I was unprepared for how large it is. You can get new clothing, used clothing (including used kimonos sold by the size of the bag you can stuff them into), arts and crafts, live plants, and I can't remember all what else. Street food vendors are also present in force selling crepes, okonomiyaki, takoyaki, yakisoba, etc. The people watching can hardly be beat.
Written 28 November 2018
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EddieLew
London, UK309 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
This is a proper flee market with lots of junk to look through and the odd bargain to catch your eye.
Great fun to see all of the ‘antiques’ on sale and barter for a good price.
Written 30 August 2018
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Bogusz O
Krakow, Poland102 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
You will be greeted by dozens of food stands selling local food - most of the people are Japanese locals, so the prices are modest, and the food is authentic - and really good.

Thats a true flea market with hundreds of local elderly traders selling their treasures - some of them are authentic, unique masterpieces which you will not get anywhere else, and some (maybe a bigger "some") is plain trash.

If you enjoy this type of treasure hunt, thats a place for you. Remember that the market is only at 25th of each month. Its not only a morning market, as we were there at 12:00 and it was in full swing.
Written 25 May 2018
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Matthias F
Chiang Mai, Thailand403 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
We love flea markets around the world. Always fun to explore things from the past. During our visit there were lots of people, crowded. We enjoyed the flea market at To-ji temple more.
Written 6 May 2018
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good-living-montreal
Montreal, Canada206 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
If you are the type of adventurous art/craft/cultural/antique seeker or you just want to get a sense of the "informal Japanese", go and visit every 25th of the month a huge market and lots of street food that I would encourage you to taste.
Written 8 April 2018
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IzzyBella17
Queensland, Australia392 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Friends
It wwwas snowing today "Hatsu" the first market of tthe year, so it was not very busy, but it was stunningly beautiful. And Kimono were crazy prices... as in I found it hard to stop at six, I could have bought plenty more
Written 25 January 2018
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fanfandango
Brighton, Australia485 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Couples
Thought we'd visit for an hour, stayed all day. So much to see, lots of curios and collectibles in a lovely temple setting.
Textiles, nick racks, furniture, clothes, handbags but all good quality.
Highlight was the food stalls, so many yummy things to eat like strawberries in toffee - like a toffee apple, but a toffee strawberry instead.
Bought a 2nd hand blue and white cotton dressing gown which is made of beautiful soft cotton.
Written 8 December 2017
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