I'm going to be in Kyoto for my Spring quarter (that's next year, April-June or so), and then in one of the three topic-listed cities for the rest of the summer. When I was last in Kyoto, I had a really hard time finding any sort of list whatsoever of where to find Thrift/Recycle shops, and my only way of finding them was to be highly vigilant on my bus rides - not ideal, since they hardly cover any territory.
So, if you know of any thrift stores in any of the three cities, can you pleeeease give me the name and address? In English or Japanese, it doesn't matter to me.
Also, if you know of any especially good/cheap/awesome craft/fabric/etc stores, I would also love to know about them.