Flea markets are part of the shopping culture in Tokyo. They are there to avoid waste, to offer used stuff at cheap prices, and to hold all the surprises. If you have enough time in Tokyo to attach yourself deeper to this shade of Tokyo shopping, it is quite sure that you will receive well-deserved rewards.
OHI RACECOURSE FLEA MARKET
Ohi Reaecourse Flea market or Tokyo City Flea Market plays host to around 600 vendors each time. True to its image as the most popular flea market in Tokyo, this shopping spot has a vast range of products on sale. From used fashion items to household stuff. Things worth buying there are clothes and antiques.
What are on offer: Used clothes, shoes, accessories, watches and, miscellaneous goods, furniture, knickknacks and food
Pricing: Starting from 100 Yen ($0.89)
When: 09:00 – 15:00 Saturday & Sunday
Where: 2-1-2 Katsushima, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
Nearest station: Ōi Keibajō-mae Station (Tokyo Monorail)
MOTTAINAI FLEA MARKET
Mottainai reserves most of its space for clothing. If you are on the way to hunt for cheap clothes in Tokyo, this market is one of the must-visits.
Waste avoiding is a concept that this market is after, so thing happen in both directions a flea market can do to complete it: You can come to buy pre-love clothes from others or come to give away your loved dresses for some money.
What are on offer: Used clothes, books, DVDs, CDs
Note: The locations and schedule of the market are changed quite often. You can check here for details.