Kyoto, Japan Oct. 01 Sun 5:06PM
Also Known as "Kobo-san"
There are serveral flea markets held monthly in Kyoto that are worth a visit if they coincide with your trip. They are not only interesting, but there is delicious food, and there is probably no better place to buy something to remember your trip to Japan!
Tenjin-san is held at Kitano tenmangu shrine on the 25th of every month, Tezukuri-ichi Market is held on the 15th of every month at Chionji Shrine and Kobo-san at Toji Temple held on the 21st of every month.
A perk of Kobo-san at Toji Temple, too, is that the temple entrance itself is free of charge, so you can also enjoy the grounds after the market!
Even if you don't shop, it is exciting just to go and enjoy the crowd (and eat!)
Statues and Beads
And now, for the food!
Ichigo-daifuku are popular Japanese sweets made of soft mochi with bean jam and fresh strawberry as fillings.
Takoyaki, or a kind of grilled dough with octopus inside.
Going shopping in Japan is a great experience. Not only the pleasure of buying food, clothes and souvenirs but also for the pleasure of experiencing Japanese hospitality. Japanese shop assistants are always very patient. They show you everything, let you try on shoes and clothes and do not lose their temper, even when you decided to not buy that item. And even better, a surprising number of shop owners speak English!