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Handmade Craft Fairs in Kyoto, Outdoor Flea Markets


UpdateNovember 8, 2019
ReleaseNovember 8, 2019

In Kyoto, a variety of fairs and markets, including handmade craft fairs, morning fairs, and antique markets, at temples, shrines, and parks every month. Here are two of them.

 Kyoto outdoor market fair hyakumanben temple
Hyakumanben-san No Tezukuri Ichi (Handmade Craft Fair at Hyakumanben)

A flea market held in the precincts of Chion-ji Temple of Hyakumanben, in front of Kyoto University, on the 15th of each month. Originated in 1987 as a place where amateur creators presented their handmade works, now about 450 shops sell their handmade foods, clothes, and other original goods. Selling goods that are not handmade is banned, which makes the fair unique and different from other flea markets.

Kyoto outdoor market fair hyakumanben temple
Dates: the 15th of each month, rain or shine
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Venue: Chion-ji Temple, Tanaka-monzen-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City

Umekoji no Tezukuri Ichi (Handmade Craft Fair at Umekoji)

Tezukuri Ichi is also held at Umekoji Park, near Kyoto Aquarium and Kyoto Railway Museum, on the first Sat. of each month (excluding Jan. and May), from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 Kyoto outdoor market fair umekoji temple
There are more and more attractive markets held in Kyoto. We will introduce them in other articles.

※The information herein is as of November 2019.