Every month, there are two big flea markets held in Kyoto. Here you can find second-hand tools, antiques and more.

東寺弘法市 Toji Temple Flea Market

Held on the 21st of every month. From 5:00am to 4:00pm.

Address: 京都市南区九条町 1



北野天満宮骨董市 Kitano Tenmangu Shrine Flea Market

Held on the 25th of every month. From 6:00am to 4:00pm.

Address: 京都府京都市上京区馬喰町


There are two “tool festivals” held every year in the city of Miki, Hyogo Prefecture.

Blacksmiths from the area gather to show and sell their tools. A very wide variety of tools are available.



鍛治でっせ Kaji Desse

Usually held for two days in May.

Address: 兵庫県三木市福井字三木山2426番地



三木金物まつり Miki Kanamono Matsuri

A bigger festival held for two days every November.

Address: 兵庫県三木市上の丸町10番30号

Regular holiday: Monday (the next day if it overlaps with a holiday)
Year-end and New Year holidays (December 29th to January 3rd)

Business hours: 10:00 am-5 pm




All tools cannot be used immediately after purchase. All tools such as chisels, planes, and hammers start from maintenance.

We have published a method of preparing tools that can be understood even in the beginner.

Please check before using the japanese hand tools.

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