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August 2015 Tokyo Area Antique and Flea Markets

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August 2015 Tokyo Area Antique and Flea Markets

August 8th,  Saturday

1. Antique Jamboree 2015 Summer -Is the largest Japanese, European and American antique and toy collectables show in Japan with over 500 dealers. This show is held twice a year in January and August. There are also antique repair experts at the show who can fix your treasures from ceramics to furniture. This show is a three-day event, but if you want to attend the first day (August 7) you need to purchase an early bird ticket.
• Date: Friday – Sunday,  August 7-9th, 2015
• Time: 10:00-17:00
• What is for sale: 500 dealers covering Japanese, European, American and global toy collectables
• Price: 1,000 yen day ticket/800 yen advance purchase; 3,000 yen early buyer day/2,000 yen early buyer advanced purchase – tickets for sale at Ticket Pia, Lawson Ticket, Circle K and Sunkus
• Access: Approximately 7 minutes’ walk from Kokusai-Tenjijo Station on the Rinkai Line, or 3 minutes’ walk from Kokusai-Tenjijo-Seimon Station on the Yurikamome line
• Address: Tokyo Big Site exhibition hall 1E, 3-11-1 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan 135-0063
• Phone: 03-5530-1111 (Tokyo Big Site number)
• Website: http://home.att.ne.jp/sun/jambokun/antique/e.html

2. Gokokuji Antique Fair  (Otsuka, 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, August 8th, 2015
• 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)

 

August 9th, Sunday

 3.Antique Jamboree 2015 Summer -Is the largest Japanese, European and American antique and toy collectables show in Japan with over 500 dealers. This show is held twice a year in January and August. There are also antique repair experts at the show who can fix your treasures from ceramics to furniture. This show is a three-day event, but if you want to attend the first day (August 7) you need to purchase an early bird ticket.
• Date: Friday – Sunday,  August 7-9th, 2015
• Time: 10:00-17:00
• What is for sale: 500 dealers covering Japanese, European, American and global toy collectables
• Price: 1,000 yen day ticket/800 yen advance purchase; 3,000 yen early buyer day/2,000 yen early buyer advanced purchase – tickets for sale at Ticket Pia, Lawson Ticket, Circle K and Sunkus
• Access: Approximately 7 minutes’ walk from Kokusai-Tenjijo Station on the Rinkai Line, or 3 minutes’ walk from Kokusai-Tenjijo-Seimon Station on the Yurikamome line
• Address: Tokyo Big Site exhibition hall 1E, 3-11-1 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo, Japan 135-0063
• Phone: 03-5530-1111 (Tokyo Big Site number)
• Website: http://home.att.ne.jp/sun/jambokun/antique/e.html

4. Yasukuni Shrine Antique Fair  (Kudanshita, Tokyo) – Yasukuni Shrine is a Shinto shrine in Chiyoda, Tokyo. It was founded by Emperor Meiji and commemorates anyone who had died in service of the Empire of Japan.  Not the most impressive market, but entertaining if you are going to see Yasukuni Shrine.times: 9:00 a.m. to 16:00 p.m. It is held almost every Sunday.
• Date: Sunday, August 9th, 16th and 23rd,  2015
• Time: 8:00 to 15:30
• What is for sale: smaller market with 10-20 sellers with odds and ends
• Parking: no
• Access: 5 min walk from Kudanshita Sta (Tozai, Hanzomon,Toei Lines), 10 mins walk from Iidabashi Sta. (Jr Chuo Line)
• Address: 3-1-1 Kidankita, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
• Phone: (03) 3261-8326  (Shrine # – Japanese language only)
• Website: http://www.yasukuni.or.jp/english/index.html

  5. Hanazono Shrine Antique Fair (Shinjuku, 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.DSC_0828
Date: Sunday, August 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th, 2015
• 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)

6. Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine Antique Fair (Fukagawa, Tokyo) –  This shrine is the largest Hachiman shrine in 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, August 9th, 23rd and 30th, 2015 (please check dates at website below, some weekends are cancelled)
• 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, Tokyo
• Phone: 0276-38-3417  (organizer # – Japanese language only)
• Website: http://www.tomiokahachimangu.or.jp (Shrine site, no English)

  7. Fussa Shichifukujin Antique Fair (Fussa, Tokyo) –  The Fussa Antique Fair takes place at Kumagawa Shrine in Fussa every second Sunday. Kumagawa Shrine  is located about an hour outside of downtown Tokyo. The Shrine has a history of 1,200 years, and its main hall which is believed to have been built-in 1597 is a designated tangible cultural asset of Tokyo.You can also see stone statues of all the seven gods of Shichifukujin (Seven Deities of Good Fortunes) inside the shrine compound.
• Date: Sunday, August 9, 2015
Time: 6:00 – 15:00
What is for sale: 35 sellers of Japanese household items and crafts
Parking: no
Access: 10 min walk from Kumagawa Station on JR Itsukaichi Line from Haijima
Address: Kumagawa Shrine, 658-1 Kumagawa, Fussa, Tokyo 197-0003
Phone: 042-551-0720 (Kumagawa Shrine – Japanese language only)

 

August 15th, Saturday

8. 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, August 15, 2015
• 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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August 16, Sunday

10. Yasukuni Shrine Antique Fair  (Kudanshita, Tokyo) – See details above #4

11. Hanazono Shrine Antique Fair (Shinjuku, Tokyo)  – See details above #5

12. 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 in downtown Tokyo. This is one of my favourites.
• Date: Sunday, August 16, 2015
• 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

13.  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.Nogizaka Shrine & Antique Fair www.bestlivingjapan.com
• Date: Sunday, August 16th, 2015
• 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-to
• Phone:042-591-0032 (Japanese language only)
• Website: http://www.takahatafudoson.or.jp/

14. 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”.
• Date: Sunday, August 16th, 2015
• 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:0466-25-7357 (temple number; Japanese language only)
• Website: (Temple website in Japanese only) http://ryukoji.jp/01info.html

 

August 22, Saturday

August 2015 Tokyo Area Antique and Flea Markets15. 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, August 22nd, 2015
• 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)

 

August 23, Sunday

16. Yasukuni Shrine Antique Fair  (Kudanshita, Tokyo) – See details above #4

17. Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine Antique Fair (Fukagawa, Tokyo) – See details above #6

18. Hanazono Shrine Antique Fair (Shinjuku, Tokyo)  – See details above #5

19. Nogi Shrine Fair (Roppongi, Tokyo) – Although a smaller market with about 40 sellers, the quality of the selection is higher-end catering 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 August 2015 Tokyo Area Antique and Flea Markets Nogizaka Shrine & Antique Fair www.bestlivingjapan.com
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.
• Date: Sunday, August 23rd, 2015
• 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)

 

August 28th, Friday

20. 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, which is a 20 min walk. 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: Friday, August 28th, 2015
• 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 min walk 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: 049-222-0173 Japanese language only

 

August 30th, Sunday

21. Yasukuni Shrine Antique Fair (Kudanshita, Tokyo) – See details above #4

22. Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine Antique Fair (Fukagawa, Tokyo) – See details above #6

23. Hanazono Shrine Antique Fair (Shinjuku, Tokyo)  – See details above #5

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August 2015 Tokyo Area Antique and Flea Markets

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