Venerable flea market with a history over 440 years attracts 800,000 visitors.
Boro-ichi is held on December and 16, and on January 15 and 16 every year, drawing crowds of about 200,000 to 300,000 people per day. The “Boro” refers to old scraps of fabric which were once the main item traded at the market
There were stalls selling daily goods, farming tools and goods used for celebrating the New Year, old clothes, sandals, boro, foods and so on. Nowadays, there are rows of shops with around 700 stalls selling practical items, antiques, vintage kimonos, plants, local food including freshly made rice cake, china wares etc.
It is now officially recognized as one of Tokyo’s Intangible Folk Cultural Properties.
Canceled in 2020
Some of the Setagaya streets and in the Kamimachi area, around Setagaya station
|The nearest station||
Kamimachi Sta. (Tokyu Setagaya line)
Setagaya Sta. （Tokyu Setagaya line）
※Special train service will be provided during the festival. Visit Tokyu corporation website for further information.
☎ +81 5432 3333
Setagaya Boro-ichi Market Preservation Association
Setagaya city (Japanase)
"Daikan-mochi" a specialty of the flea market.
The last march was carried out on Jan 15 th, 2018 and the next is scheduled on Dec 15 th, 2022.