Want to adventure somewhere that's magical and also filled with random trinkets? Head over to Japan's super-awesome flea markets!
21 Nov 2017 - 1:52 PM  UPDATED 21 Nov 2017 - 1:52 PM

Listen to Simon and Martina talk the magical experience of thrift shopping in Japan right here at the 23:00 mark:

Japan is a country where there is no shortage of things to do and see, but the country features some hidden magical gems that you may not expect, something that Eat Your Kimchi discovered this week!

While Simon went on his own adventure to the Polish Embassy, Martina and a friend decided to go thrift shopping. Whereas Martina is a big fan of thrift shopping, she hasn't come across any good places to go in Japan yet. Until now.

Martina's friend took her to Shimokitazawa and she was introduced to several shops that aren't what they initially seem. On the outside, these places look like a garage. But upon entering and exploring, these shops are in fact massive and expand inwards, sort of like those magical expanding rooms in Harry Potter!

Not only do the prices vary wildly (anywhere from $3 to $150), but there are many things available up for sale, ranging from high-end clothes to hard-to-find comic books. In short, thrift shopping in Japan is like visiting a flea market squeezed into a small building and it is amazing!


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