While being close to downtown areas such as Shinjuku and Ikebukuro, Kishimojin and Waseda areas ooze a quiet, retro atmosphere. It's one of the characteristics that the areas have many temples and historic sites. Why don't you try finding wonderful miscellaneous goods while strolling around Kishimojin or Waseda away from the city's hustle and bustle?
Finding Japanese miscellaneous goods at Kishimojin-tezukuriichi (Kishimojin handmade goods fair)
The fair is usually held at Kishibojin and Otori-jinja Shrine on the third Sunday of the month, and many shops are gathered. Most goods are handmade, and unique items such as miscellaneous goods, accessories, and bread are on display. You can find Japanese miscellaneous goods filled with a passion of the only-one item creator.
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Tabineko-zakkaten (Tabineko miscellaneous goods store), with a variety of local toys
This shop features "Tabineko," a travelling black cat, who travels around Japan and sells miscellaneous goods found at each place. The store is strewn with unique local toys and old books, like an overthrown toy box! Find commemorative goods for traveling in Japan.
Switch, where you will find unique Japanese small items
A shop that handles selected miscellaneous goods, which are simple yet with high sense. Accessories and tableware with Japanese atmosphere are on display. Among them, there are only-one items of the creator so don't miss them. Folded-paper crane earrings made of Japanese paper are very popular among tourists from overseas.