Sun, Mar

Mottainai Flea Market

9:00am – 3:00pm

As the name suggests, this little market is all about reducing waste and wastefulness—the perfect antidote to Tokyo’s shop-till-you-drop culture. It’s a good place to pick up snazzy secondhand clothes for cheap-cheap, as well as DVDs, CDs (remember those?), books and other odds and ends.

Mostly private sellers lay out there wares on a tarp for inspection, and bargaining is definitely part of the game. Depending whether they have sold enough or have just had enough of selling, things usually wrap up earlier than the announced 4pm closing time. Most of the venues have restaurants and bars around for a well-deserved break after shopping.

The market moves around Tokyo, sometimes even over the same weekend. Check the location below. The time is usually 10am-4pm, give or take an hour or two.

15th (Toshimaen 10:00 – 16:00)
28th (Nakano Central park 10:00 – 16:00)
29th (Kiba park 09:00 – 15:00)
29th (Nakano Central park 10:00 – 16:00)
29th (Tokyo Dome City: Prism Hall 10:00 – 16:00)
5th (Parco Kichijoji 9:30 – 14:00)
11th (Shinjuku Chuo Park 9:00 – 15:00)
12th (Parco Kichijoji 9:30 – 14:00)
18th (Nakano Central park 10:00 – 16:00)
19th (Nakano Central park 10:00 – 16:00)
19th (Toshimaen 10:00 – 16:00)
19th (Parco Kichijoji 09:30 – 14:00)
29th (Parco Kichijoji 9:30 – 14:00)
6th (Gotanda TOC 10:00 – 16:00)
17th (Parco Kichijoji 9:30 – 14:00)
24th (Toshimaen 10:00 – 16:00)
24th (Kiba Park 9:00 – 15:00)
30th (Nakano Central Park 10:00 – 16:00)
31st (Nakano Central Park 10:00 – 16:00)

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