Flea market Shitennoji   四天王寺の骨董市

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Flea Market Shitennoji

Booth flea market Shitennoji.

Treasures harmless

On the 21st and 22nd of every month, Shitennoji comes alive. In this thousand-year-old temple is a monthly market for hundred-year-old antiques.

Wooden sculptures, kimonos, porcelain... everything is designed to be enjoyed by travelers who want to bring home a piece of Japan. With over three hundred stalls, wandering along the paths takes time, and bargain hunters who've been there since early morning quickly become hungry. Then the food stalls are stormed and those brave enough to withstand the crowds will discover at the same time the regional specialties such as takoyaki (octopus dumplings) or okonomiyaki (savory pancakes).

Often for the modest sum of 1,000 yen, second-hand objects sell like hot cakes. Even the locals take advantage of the bargains, so it's a good way to meet them.

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Flea market on Dec 2017

The Flea market will be on 1 st Dec 2017 right? Cause is the first Friday!