Kyoto is the most popular tourist destination for foreign visitors to Japan by far and it should be no surprise that every attraction easily gets crowded.
Let me first be clear about what you should not imagine these flea markets to be. No they are not the garage or lawn sales you might know from back home, neither are they the classical markets which fill up your local market square each week.
Located on the shores of Japan’s largest freshwater lake, Lake Biwa, Otsu is just a mere thirty minutes away from central Kyoto.
The koto is one of the most popular Japanese musical instruments and today it has come to represent a significant element of Japan’s traditional past.