Mottainai can be roughly translated as “What a waste!” and is a phrase that encourages people to recycle, reuse and reduce waste. “Mottainai” flea markets are held regularly in the suburbs of Tokyo, including the fashionable Nakano Central Park located just minutes from Nakano Station. This is a good chance to re-home some unwanted items or clear out your own clutter. Several cafes and restaurants are located around the park so tired out shoppers (or weary friends and family members) can relax and enjoy a wide selection of food and beverages amid the bargain hunting.
Please follow the organizers guidance regarding COVID-19 prevention measures and note that the event might be canceled in the case of severe weather or under government restrictions.
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