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The great unpacking

Flea markets and jumble sales happen regularly around some temples and shrines. Not to mention, here and there, the merchants of the four seasons.

The jostling of a Japanese flea market. Vendors offering odds and ends, antiques, shouting at potential buyers who themselves do not hesitate to negotiate. And it is fair to haggle at flea markets. Kimonos, vintage items, dishes and other trinkets accumulate on the stalls. On other stands, drinks, sweets or salty foods are offered to shoppers. A visit to these popular markets allow travelers to live like natives of the archipelago.

There are also food markets, basements of department stores and supermarkets. The halls of Tsukiji, the famous Tokyo fish market, as for all other food markets, have food of the highest quality and freshness prepared by professionals.