Shop for big red underwear, squicky snacks & goods from a bygone era. Walking along Koshinzuka Street is like taking a step back in time, and I always see something I’ve never seen before.
I hope you’ll be in Tokyo on a day that ends in “4,” because on the 4th, 14th and 24th of each month, vendors selling old-fashioned merchandise set up shop at the Koshinzuka Street Market, just like they have for centuries.
Most store and market stalls open from 10:00 a.m.
Street market days: Every month on the 4th, 14th, and 24th
Nearby destinations: Ikebukuro, Koraku-en Garden, Nezu Shrine, Rikugi-en
And while you’re there, read a novel set in Tokyo!
“A genuinely gripping crime thriller which wrong-foots and perplexes the reader throughout, drawing us in emotionally . . . Highly recommended.”