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Tokyo Antique Markets  – May 2018

If you love antiques, or just want a one of a kind souvenir from Japan you must visit a few Tokyo antique markets. Every month there are between 25 -35 Tokyo Antique and Flea markets. Many markets are at temples or shrines which is why many expats call them “shrine sales,”  others are at convention halls. You can find beautiful pottery, kimono fabrics, kokeshi dolls, furniture and every knick-knack imaginable. Good luck and treasure on!

**Please note most outside markets are usually canceled when raining. Please double-check info below at contact numbers/links to be 100% sure of details. — Best Living Japan

Tokyo Antique Markets – May 2018Tokyo Antique Markets, Best Living Japan

May 1st, Tuesday

1 Machida Tenmangu Antique Fair (Machida) – Machida Tenmangu Garakuta Kotto-ichi (Antique Fair at Machida Tenmangu is held on the first of every month (except in January and November to accommodate festivals).  This is a large fair with over 120 sellers operating from dawn to dusk, also a hearty bunch since the Fair is outside but not cancelled due to rain.

Date: Tuesday, May 1st, 2018
Time: dawn to dusk
What is for sale: 120 sellers with all genre of antiques
Access: Machida Station on JR Yokohama Line and Odakyu Line (35 minutes by express train from Shinjuku Station)
Address: 1-21-5 Haramachida, Machida-shi, Tokyo
Phone: 042-722-2325  (Shrine # – Japanese language only)
Website: n/a

Tokyo Antique and Flea Markets2. The Japantique Show (Shiba Koen, Prince Hotel, Minato-ku) – This annual show offers over 200 vendors of Japanese antiques. The items at this show are very high end and for serious collectors of Japanese art, coins, furniture and more. Unlike the shrine and flea market shows this one is very hard, if not impossible, to negotiate. I recommend attending just to see some of the most beautiful collectibles in one spot. A great place to learn before you start your own collection.
Date: Tuesday, May 1st – Saturday, May 5th, 2018
Times:  10:00 – 19:00
What is for sale: 200 sellers of Japanese antiquesTokyo Antique Markets, Best Living Japan
Parking: hotel parking available
Access: 2 min walk from the Akabanabashi station on the Oedo Line, 3 min walk from the Shiba Koen station on the Mita Line; 12 min walks from Tokyo Mono-rail Hamamatsucho, Oedo Line (exit A6) and Hibiya Line Kamiyacho station.
Address: The Prince Park Tower Tokyo, 4-8-1 Shiba Koen, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-5400-1111
Website: http://www.japantique.org/top_en.html 

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May 2nd, Wednesday

3. The Japantique Show (Shiba Koen, Prince Hotel, Minato-ku) – See details above #2

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May 3rd, Thursday

4. The Japantique Show (Shiba Koen, Prince Hotel, Minato-ku) – See details above #2

5. Heiwajima Antique Show (Ota-ku) – A huge three-day inside antique fair is the largest of the Tokyo Antique and Flea Markets.  Not to be missed. There are over 280 vendors that have a huge selection of Japanese, Asian and western antiques. This show only happens a few times a year, and the good stuff sells quickly. Great show just in time for holiday shopping.Heiwajima antique show
Date: Thurs, Fri, Sat, May 3, 4, 5, 2018
Times: 10:00 – 17:00 (closes at 16:00 on last day; last time to enter each day is 15:00)
What is for sale: 280+ antique sellers

Parking: yes, but not recommended (usually the wait is 1-2 hours)The Japantique Show
Access:  Ryutsu-Center station on the Tokyo Monorail from JR Hamamatsu-cho station
Address: 6-1-1 Heiwajima, Ota-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-5985-5101(organiser Takeshi Antiques)
Website: http://www.kottouichi.com/heiwajima/ENGLISH.html

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May 4th, Friday

6. The Japantique Show (Shiba Koen, Prince Hotel, Minato-ku) – See details above #2

7. Heiwajima Antique Show (Ota-ku) – See details above #5

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May 5th, Saturday

8. The Japantique Show (Shiba Koen, Prince Hotel, Minato-ku) – See details above #2

9. Heiwajima Antique Show (Ota-ku) – See details above #5

10. Asagaya Garakuta Ichi Antique Fair (Suginami-ku, Tokyo) — The fair is held every month on the first Saturday at Asagaya Shinmeigu Shrine. The shrine is about a 10 min walk from the station.  Approximately 70 sellers set up their goods from kimonos to pottery at the large compound which has beautiful mature trees and grande buildings.
Date: Saturday, May 5, 2018
Times: 9:00 to 16:00
What is for sale: approximately 70 sellers
Parking: parking available at Shrine but come early
Access: 10 min walk from Asagaya Station on JR Chuo-Sobu LineTokyo Antique Shrine and Flea Markets
Address: Asagaya Shinmeigu Shrine, 1-25-5 Asagaya-Kita, Suginami-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-3330-4824 (Asagaya Shinmeigu Shrine)
Website: http://www.shinmeiguu.com

11. Kasai Shrine Antique Fair (Katsushika-ku, Tokyo) Every month on the first Saturday except January and November. Kasai-jinja Shrine, founded in 1185, is the birthplace of Kasai-Bayashi (Kasai festival music).  Also a major shrine for the 753 Children’s Celebrations in October and November.
Date: Saturday, May 5, 2018
Times: 8:00 a.m. to 17:00 p.m.
What is for sale: several dozen shops, main focus is on antiques like old art works and folk
Parking: some available but fills up quickly
Access: 7 minutes walk from Kanamachi Station on JR Joban Line
Address: 6-10-5 Higashikanamachi, Katsushika-ku, Tokyo
Phone number: 03-3607-4560  (Shrine # – Japanese language only)
Website: http://homepage3.nifty.com/kasaijinja/ (Japanese language only)

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May 6th, Sunday

12. Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine Antique Fair (Koto-ku, Tokyo) –  This shrine is the largest Hachiman shrine Tokyo Antique and Flea Marketsin Tokyo and was founded in 1627.  The Antique Fair is held most Sundays.  Good selection of Japanese antiques from plates to kimono. You should also check out the Edo Fukagawa museum if you attend this market; great little museum that has real size models of Edo period homes and businesses.
Date: Sunday, May 6th, 20th and 27th, 2018
Time: 8:00 to 15:30
What is for sale: between 50-80 sellers wide selection of antiques
Parking: no
Access: 3 min walk from Monzen-Nakacho Sta (Tozai and Toei Ooedo Lines)
Address: 1-20-3 Tomioka, Koto-ku, Tokyotokyo antique markets
Phone: 0276-38-3417 (organizer # – Japanese language only)
Website: http://www.tomiokahachimangu.or.jp (Shrine site, no English)

13. Hanazono Shrine Antique Fair (Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo) – Hanazono Shrine is the largest shrine in Shinjuku district and is known as the guardian of Shinjuku. It was established during the Edo period.  Interesting selection of antiques from coins to some small furniture. The Antique Fair is held 2 to 3 times each month on Sundays.
Date: Sunday, May 6th, 20th, 2018
Time: 9:00 to 16:00
What is for sale: between 25-30 sellers wide selection of antiques
Parking: no
Access: 3 min walk from Shinjuku-Sanchome Sta (Marunocuhi Line); 7 min walk from Shinjuku Sta. (Yamanote and Chuo Lines)
Address: 5-17-3 Shinjuku, Tokyo • Phone: 03-3209-5265  (Shrine # – Japanese language only)
Website: http://www.hanazono-jinja.or.jp/mt/top/ (Shrine site, no English)

14. Arai Yakushi Antique Fair  (Nakano-ku, Tokyo) – A good medium size sale northwest of Shinjuku, held the 1st Sunday of each month with the exception of January. Depending on the month, 50 to 80 vendors participate in this market.  The temple is dedicated to Yakushi Nyorai (the healing Buddha). The temple became popular when a prayer to the temple healed a serious eye disease of a daughter of the fifth Tokugawa shogun Ietada. Since then, Arai Yakushi has been believed by people as an eye-curing temple.
Date: Sunday, May 6, 2018
Times: 6:00 to 15:30
What is for sale: 50-80 sellers of Japanese antiques and housewares
Parking: no parking available
Access: Arai Yakushi Stn. on Seibu Shinjuku Line
Address: 5-3-5 Arai, Nakano-ku,  Tokyo
Phone: 03-3386-1355 (Arai Yakushi Temple, Japanese language only)
Website: n/a

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May 12th, Saturday

15. O-Edo Antique Market (International Forum, Yurakucho) – Held twice a month; 1st and 3rd Sundays. Is said to be the largest outdoor Antique market in Japan. Super central and convenient for people who live or are staying  in downtown Tokyo.
Date: May, 12th, 20th, 2018
Time: 9:00 to 16:00
What is for sale: 250 sellers: 2/3 Japanese antiques and crafts and 1/3 other
Parking: plenty of parking available
Access: 1 min walk from Yurakucho Sta., 5 mins walk from Tokyo Sta.
Address: 3-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku,Tokyo
Website: www.antique-market.jp/eng/index.shtml

16. Gokokuji Antique Fair  (Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo) – The Gokokuji Antique Fair is held every month on the second Saturday.  The Gokokuji Temple was built at the wish of Keishoin, the mother of the fifth shogun Tokugawa Tsunayoshi in 1681. Its main hall is the oldest wooden temple building in Tokyo, that survived the Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923 and W.W.II. Gokokuji is lovely neighbourhood and temple to visit. The market used to be very busy, however, the past year it seems to have really dropped in the number vendors and shoppers. Easy to get to and a nice Temple to see, but a little chancy on the line-up.
Dates: Saturday, May 12th,  2018
Time: 9:00 – 16:00
What is for sale: 25-40 sellers of predominately Japanese products
Parking: no
Access: Gokokuji Station on Subway Yurakucho Line
Address: 5-40-1 Otsuka, Bunkyo-ku
Phone: 03-3941-0764(Shrine #, Japanese language only)
Website:www.gokokuji.or.jp (Shrine website; Japanese language only)

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May 13th, Sunday

17. Hanazono Shrine Antique Fair (Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo) – see #13 above for details

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May 19th, Saturday

18. Yamato Antique Fair (Yamato, Kanagawa) – The fair probably is the largest of its kind in the Kanto district. Yamato Promenade Antique Market was first introduced in 1998 to promote businesses of the city’s commercial district, and the event has been supported by Yamato City and the chamber of commerce. Due to the size of the market and proximity to Yokohama this is a very popular market.
Date: Saturday, May 19th, 2018
Time: 6:00 to 16:00
What is for sale: 200 sellers
Parking: no
Access: 1 minute from Yamato Station on Odakyu Enoshima Line and Sotetsu Line
Address: Yamato Promenade, Kanagawa
Phone: 090-8856-9108 (headquarter)/ 090-2314-3646(Koshuya) Japanese language only
Website: n/a

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May 20th, Sunday

19. Hanazono Shrine Antique Fair (Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo) – see #13 above for details

20. O-Edo Antique Market (International Forum, Yurakucho) – see #15 above for details

21. Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine Antique Fair (Koto-ku, Tokyo) – see #12 above for details

22. Takahata Fudo Antique Fair  (Hino, Tokyo) – Takahata Fudo Temple, located in Hino City in the western suburbs of Tokyo, belongs to the Shingon Sect of Japanese Buddhism (more specifically Chizan division of Shingon Sect).  The temple is counted among the Kanto region’s three major temples dedicated to Fudo Myoo (Acala Vidyaraja). The temple includes a lot of cultural assets, some of which are designated as Important Cultural Assets.  In the hall of five-story pagoda, there is Kobo Daishi (founder of Shingon sect) and 1000 Jizo Statues (sentai Jizoo).
Date: Sunday, May 20, 2018
Times: 9:00  –  16:00
What is for sale: 120 sellers
Parking: yes, but fills up quickly
Access: 5 min walk from Takahata Fudo Stn. on Keio Line
Address: 733 Takahata,Hino-shi, Tōkyō-toPhone: 042-591-0032(Japanese language only)
Website: http://www.takahatafudoson.or.jp/

20. Ryukoji Temple Antique Fair (Tatsunokuchi near Enoshima, Kanagawa Prefecture) – If you are down in the Enoshima area this is a wonderful little antique market. Combine it with a trip to Enoshima for a day trip from Tokyo. You will find usually about 80 dealers that have some beautiful antiques to everyday “junk”. While in Enoshima enjoy the Enoshima Aquarium and also the Island and Caves.
Date: Sunday, May 20, 2018
Times: 9:00  –  16:00
What is for sale: about 80 vendors
Parking: no
Access: 3 min walk from Enoshima Station (Enoshima Electric Railway), 3 min walk from Shonan Station (Enoshima Shonan Monorail) or 15 min walk from Enoshima Station (Odakyu Enoshima Katase Line)
Address: 3-13-37 Katase, Fujisawa, Kanagawa Prefecture
Phone: 04-6625-7357 (temple number; Japanese language only)
Website: (Temple website in Japanese only) http://ryukoji.jp/01info.html

Friday, May 25th, 2018

21. Shinjuku Antique Fair (Shinjuku) – This indoor antique show has about 150 dealers with primarily western antiques, although there are some Japanese products. 

Date: Friday – Sunday, May 25 – 27th, 2018
Times: 11:00  –  18:00
What is for sale: about 150 vendors primarily western products
Parking: no
Admission: free
Access: 10 min walk from Shinjuku station on the Yamanote, Oedo and Chuo Lines
Address: Odakyu Dai-Ichi Seimei Building, 2-7-1 Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo Phone: 090-3007-2568(Antique Stage)
Website: http://www.antique-stage.com/

Saturday, May 26th, 2018

22. Shinjuku Antique Fair (Shinjuku) – See #21 above for more details

23. Antique Fair at Tsukinomiya Shrine (Urawa, Saitama) – A very big antique show with over 150 sellers, heavily focused on traditional Japanese antiques and house goods. A bit of a hike from downtown Tokyo but worth the effort. The shrine does not have the traditional tori gate or protective lions; instead it has a pair of stone rabbits.  The shrine is called Tsuki Jinja in short by people of Urawa. “Tsuki” means the moon in Japan, and in the old days people believed a rabbit lived on the moon.
Dates: Saturday, May 26th, 2018
Times: 7:00 to 15:30
What is for sale: 150 sellers: heavy merchandise focus on traditional Japanese antiques and house goods
Parking: public parking only
Access: 3 min walk from Urawa station on the JR Keihan Tohoku Line
Address: 3-17 Kishicho, Urawa-ku, Saitama
Website:  http://ichigoichie.moo.jp/furusato.html (Japanese language only)
Telephone: 048-875-5156(Japanese language only)

Sunday, May 27th, 2018

24. Shinjuku Antique Fair (Shinjuku) – See #21 above for more details

25. Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine Antique Fair (Koto-ku, Tokyo) –  See #12 above for details

26. Antique Fair at Nogi Shrine (Roppongi, Tokyo) –  Although a smaller market with about 40 sellers, the quality of the selection is higher-end

Tokyo Antique and Flea Markets,May 2016 Tokyo Antique and Flea Marketscatering to the large number of foreign shoppers. The Nogi Shrine is also very interesting;  dedicated to General Maresuke Nogi (1840-1912). Nogi was a great soldier and a hero of the Meiji period. He commanded the Imperial Army and took Port Arthur from Russia in 1905 at the same time he lost both his sons in the combat. On the day of the funeral of Emperor Meiji in 1912, he and his wife took their lives.
Event: Sunday, May 27th, 2018
Times: 9:00 to 15:00 p.m.
 What is for sale: 40 sellers: 2/3 Japanese antiques and crafts and 1/3 other
Parking: none available
Train station:  3 min walk from Nogizaka sta. on the Chiyoda line
 Address: 8-11-27 Akasaka, Minato-ku
Website: http://www.nogijinja.or.jp  (Shrine website, Japanese language only)

27. Tama Antique Fair (Tachikawa, Tokyo)  – Tama Antique Fair is held at Suwa Shrine in Tachikawa on the 4th Sunday every month except for in August. The fair opened in 2002 by the members of Yaho Tenkai that has a high reputation as a group of antique dealers in this area. Visitors can relax and enjoy the antique fair that is held inside the quiet compound of the beautiful Shinto shrine that has long been revered as a guardian god of the area of Tachikawa.
Date: Sunday, May 27th, 2018Tokyo Antique and Flea Markets
Time: 7:00 to 16:00
What is for sale: 50 sellers of Japanese antiques to toys and art
Parking: space for 80 cars but fills up early
Access: 10 minutes walk from the south exit of JR Tachikawa Station on Chuo Line.
Address: 1-5-15 Shibasakicho, Tachikawa, Tokyo 190-0023
Phone: 042-522-5806(Tachikawa Suwa Shrine, Japanese language only)
Website: http://www.suwajinja.or.jp/ (Shrine website)

Monday, May 28th, 2018

28. Kawagoe Antique Fair (Kawagoe, Saitama) – The Fair is held every month on the 28th. This fair is a very large event with over 100 sellers. There is everything from antique furniture to pottery and kimonos. A wonderful fair and definitely worth the 60-80 min trip. I recommend that you make a day of it and visit the old town of Kawagoe. The town of Kawagoe has a great main street with Edo houses and warehouses (now most holding cute stores), the Kawagoe Festival Museum and candy lane. The Antique market is located  about 10-15 minute walk from Hon-Kawagoe station on the Seibu Shinjuku line. You can also take other trains to Kawagoe station, Tokyo Antique and Flea Marketswhich is a 20 min walk. One of my favourite Tokyo Antique and Flea Markets each month.  There is parking, but it tends to fill by early in the morning (arrive before 8 a.m. or wait 30-40 mins in line).
Date: Monday, May 28th, 2018
Times: 5:00  to 16:00
What is for sale: 100 sellers
Parking: yes, but fills early, after which you must wait 30-40 mins to park
Access: 17 minutes from Hon-kawagoe Station on Seibu Shinjuku Line/ 20 minutes from Kawagoe-shi Station on Tobu Tojo Line
Address: 9-2 Kubo-cho, Kawagoe City
Phone: 049-222-0173Japanese language only
Website: n/a

 

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  1. ARE THERE ANY ANTIQUE OR FLEA MARKETS IN EAST TOKYO IN MARCH?

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