The To-ji Temple Antiques Market

Find something beautiful to take home as a souvenir

By Larry Knipfing    - 1 min read

In Kyoto? Like hunting for antiques? Then head on over to the market held at To-ji Temple once a month. It looks like it is now held the first Sunday of every month (it used to be on the 21st; you'll probably want to double-check). To-ji is just a 10-minute walk from Kyoto Station, and the antiques market is held OUTSIDE the temple (so you won't have to pay an entrance fee). Wander off to the right beyond the temple buildings. You can't miss it. This is a fun market, open from around 7AM to 5PM, but sellers tend to start packing up early from around 3PM. Keep your eyes peeled and you are sure to find something you like. Don't be afraid to bargain!

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Larry Knipfing

Larry Knipfing @larry.knipfing

Born on Long Island, New York in 1958, I have spent the last 30+ years of my life living in Japan, and enjoying every minute of it! I especially love photography, and Japan is definitely one of the most beautiful places in the world to photograph! (Visit my online gallery) My other love is fiction writing and I have published quite a few books that take place in Japan. Fun stuff! You can find them at my Amazon Author's Page. In addition to my writing, I have mainly been working in the field of corporate training, and at the same time have done a lot of photography. *Kamakura, and now Yokohama (both in Kanagawa Prefecture) have been my home for almost twenty years and are perfect places for me: Hilly, situated on the water, and with amazing histories. The rest of Kanagawa is equally amazing and includes the great Hakone onsen and spa area.  *Tochigi Prefecture, with World Heritage site Nikko, is one of the most beautiful places in the world, and not far from Tokyo.  *Fukui Prefecture, located in central Japan on the coast of the Japan Sea, is brimming with classic Japanese culture and great natural beauty everywhere you look. I really look forward to sharing ALL of Japan's beauty and magic with all of you. Website: Contact me: