This week sees the flea market to end all flea markets in Tokyo: the Setagaya Boro Ichi.
It’s December, time again for the huge fleamarket that’s being held every winter on two days each in December and January. A total of about 700 stalls will be selling antiques, 2nd hand clothes, used books and a lot more that make Setagaya the place to spend the four days if you like to dig up curiosities and negotiate prices. Nice is also the downtown sort of air of the Setagaya Line that takes visitors to the uptown venue of the market, the beginnings of which, by the way, reportedly date back to the year 1578. One of the thrills about the event is certainly the headache you’ll have later when looking at the rubbish you bought… Don’t forget to try the festival’s original Daikanmochi, if possible in all versions! (REALTOKYO)
It’s a 3-minute walk from Setagaya Station, and happens December 15-16 from 9:00 to 21:00.