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G Travel: Thrift Shopping in Kyoto’s Nishiki Market

[ 2 ] August 14, 2013 |
Roger's. thrift shop in Nishiki Market, Kyoto, Japan

Roger’s in Nishiki Market

My husband and I were on a time crunch in Kyoto last year during our honeymoon in Japan but we made the best of our day-and-a-half. Instead of visiting the temples and shrines that the ancient city is known for, we explored off the beaten path and discovered the Nishiki Market, a mini-world of cultural explosion located near our hotel. The Nishiki Market is a maze of stores that starts with a food market where you can browse fresh seafood, delicious beancakes, get personalized chopsticks and other cool gifts for the epicureans in your life, but eventually you reach a t-shaped crossroads that leads off into other markets that sell clothing and accessories. That’s how we discovered Roger’s Vintage Clothing. The sign written in English caught our eyes, as well as the clothing on the outside.

Roger’s sells clothing, accessories and other trinkets and bobbets for men and women looking to find stylish items at economical prices. Prices ranged from $1 to $100 for good quality and sometimes novelty items. Luckily for us, the yen and the dollar weren’t too far off from each other in value (this fluctuates so check the difference before your trip), so there was no guilt involved.

Roger's Vintage Store in Kyoto's NIshiki Market

Roger’s sign above the cash register.

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Thrift Shopping in Japan's Nishiki Market

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  • brenda

    Nice! I love that you guys went to Japan for your honeymoon and not the usual places. I would love to go one day.

    • GangStarrGirl

      Thanks Brenda! Man, I love that place. It was a dream come true to visit and I can’t wait to go back one day.