I have no idea what this is exactly, but it sure is interesting! (Photo: Larry Knipfing)

The To-ji Temple Antiques Market

Find something beautiful to take home as a souvenir

Larry Knipfing   - 1 min read

In Kyoto? Like hunting for antiques? Then head on over to the market held at To-ji Temple once a month. It looks like it is now held the first Sunday of every month (it used to be on the 21st; you'll probably want to double-check). To-ji is just a 10-minute walk from Kyoto Station, and the antiques market is held OUTSIDE the temple (so you won't have to pay an entrance fee). Wander off to the right beyond the temple buildings. You can't miss it. This is a fun market, open from around 7AM to 5PM, but sellers tend to start packing up early from around 3PM. Keep your eyes peeled and you are sure to find something you like. Don't be afraid to bargain!

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Larry Knipfing

Larry Knipfing @larry.knipfing

Born on Long Island, New York in 1958, I have spent the last 30 years of my life living in Japan, and enjoying every minute of it! I especially love photography, and Japan is definitely one of the most beautiful places in the world to photograph! My other love is fiction writing and I have pub...