If you are in Kyoto now (December 21th 2016), go to Toji Temple in Kyoto to enjoy shopping at the monthly flea market called Koboichi. The one held in December is called Shimaikobo, and it has more shops (more than 1,000!) and people than any other month.
For those who want to find something unique, something you can not find at ordinary gift stores, this is the place to go.
And don’t forget to visit Toji Temple, which is one of the World Heritage Sites, since you are actually there.
The Shimai Kobo flea market is open from 8:00 – 16:00 on December 21st.
Or if you want to read the guidebook on your Kindle e-book reader or application, then get our Kyoto e-Guidebook on Amazon instead.