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Known as nomi-no-ichi, flea markets can be found in many parts of Japan. Held mostly on the grounds of temples and shrines from early morning to late afternoon on weekends, they're a fun, entertaining way to shop for everything from expensive antiques to knickknacks and curios. Among the most famous are:
*Togo-no-Mori Nomi-no-ichi at Togo Shrine in Tokyo (3-min. walk from JR Harajuku Station); 1st Sunday
of every month.
*Hanazono Jinja Aozora-kotto-ichi at Hanazono Shrine in Tokyo (5-min. walk from Shinjuku Sanchome Station); every
Sunday (except rainy day event takes place).
*Kyoto Temmangu Nomi-no-ichi at Kitano Temmangu Shrine in Kyoto (30 min. by bus from JR Kyoto Station); on the 25th of every month.
*Kyoto Toji Garakuta-ichi & Kobi-ichi at the South Gate of Toji Temple in Kyoto (10-min. walk from Toji Station on
Kintetsu Line); Japan's largest flea market, the 21st of every month, with
a smaller market 1st Sunday of every month.