The Setagaya Boroichi is the grand old lady of Tokyo flea markets. It’s so ancient and so revered, in fact, it holds Intangible Cultural Treasure status!
On December 15-16 and again on January 15-16, it fills every street and alleyway for BLOCKS
In classic style, there is loads of crap studded liberally with actual finds.
This flea market is so vast, I can pretty much guarantee that somewhere within the maze you can satisfy your burning desire for…
Not to mention retro toys, politically incorrect fur things, little plants that will certainly die when you forget to water them, antique school uniform buttons, homemade pickles, antique pruning saws, helium-filled beetles, obi cords, lucky cat teacups, gooey rice cakes on a stick, wooden abacuses, cheap puffy jackets, drinking gourds, and much, much more.
When: January 15-16 and December 15-16
Hours: 9:00 – 21:00
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Jonelle Patrick writes novels set in Japan, produces the monthly e-magazine Japanagram, and blogs at Only In Japan and The Tokyo Guide I Wish I’d Had