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.
April 21: Toshimaen Amusement Park
May 11-12: Nakano Central Park
May 26: Toshimaen Amusement Park AND Kiba Park
June 16: Toshimaen Amusement Park
|Venues:||Yokohama Arena, Seibuen Amusement Park, Nakano Central Park, Toshimaen, Ikebukuro Nishiguchi Park, Komazawa Olympic Park, Tokyo Dome City Attractions, Shinjuku Central Park, Sunshine City, Kiba Park|
Link in Japanese
|Area:||Gotanda, Ikebukuro, Nakano, Nerima, Yokohama|