Kyoto is a great place to visit because of its significant history, charming people and just loads of shopping options. If your Kyoto shopping list includes traditional handicrafts and antiques, you will not be disappointed. The most popular souvenirs to find in Kyoto include beautiful folding fans, traditional dolls, kimonos, porcelain and pottery as well as green tea and saké.
Kyoto Shopping Guide A-Z
Kyoto Temple Flea Markets
Kyoto has three flea markets, each attracting bargain hunters from around the country and abroad. The first market is known by locals as Tenjin-san and is located at Kitano Tenmangu Temple, in northern Kyoto. The second is called Kobo-san at Toji Temple, in south of the city and the last and smallest is Hyakumanben at Chion Temple across from Kyoto University. Items sold at these venues include traditional clothing and dolls, handmade fabrics and jewelry, antiques, paintings, food, and fresh vegetables. The price of goods at these markets is actually lower than downtown shops. Many people also frequent the flea markets for their traditional food treats. The markets are open air and start as early as 06:00.
- Kitano Tenmangu Temple’s flea market is held on the 25th of each month
- Toji Temple’s market is held on the 21st
- Chion Temple’s market is held on the 15th