Meriken is a seaside park, 1 KM from JR/Hanshin Motomachi Station in Kobe. On Thursday, May 5th, Meriken hosted a flea market. Of course, what better way to spend the day than to roam around? (If you don’t know yet, I’m crazy about flea markets..) Still, it wasn’t as impressive as the Ajinomoto stadium flea market in terms of the number of stalls. And not that cheap either! And what’s up with all these Chinese tourists who are rude enough to yank the hanging items you are checking out? Really irritating. If a stall is full of Chinese, I just wait until they f*ck off. Call me racist, but I want to shop in peace!

 

Practically running to get there. Hihi.

Flea Market at Meriken in Motomachi, Kobe

Flea Market at Meriken in Motomachi, Kobe

 

Stalls selling leashes and dog accessories.

Flea Market at Meriken in Motomachi, Kobe

Flea Market at Meriken in Motomachi, Kobe

And what’s a flea market without Thomas the train? And Tomica, for the record.

Flea Market at Meriken in Motomachi, Kobe. Tomica and Thomas the train for sale.

Flea Market at Meriken in Motomachi, Kobe. Tomica and Thomas the train for sale.

More toys and collectibles !

Flea Market at Meriken in Motomachi, Kobe. Toys and figurines for sale.

Flea Market at Meriken in Motomachi, Kobe. Toys and figurines for sale.

Flea Market at Meriken in Motomachi, Kobe. Clothes.

Flea Market at Meriken in Motomachi, Kobe.

Flea Market at Meriken in Motomachi, Kobe. Bags for sale.

Flea Market at Meriken in Motomachi, Kobe. Bags for sale.

Flea Market at Meriken in Motomachi, Kobe. Kitchen goods and other household items.

Flea Market at Meriken in Motomachi, Kobe. Kitchen goods and other household items.

I bought only a bag, one blouse and a spaghetti strap dress.