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February 2017 Tokyo Area Antique and Flea Markets

Here are our Tokyo recommendations for February 2017 Tokyo Area Antique and Flea Markets. Amazing to me that we are in the second month of 2017 already!  What a better way to warm-up than shopping with a passion for antiques. How about a special Valentine antique for your special one! Although a short month, this February there are 20+ markets so chances are your will find a treasure! Check previous months’ antique markets listings here.

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

February 2017 Tokyo Area Antique and Flea Markets
February 2015 Tokyo Area Antique and Flea Markets BestLivingJapan

February 4th, Saturday

  1. 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, February 4th
    • 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 Line
    • Address: Asagaya Shinmeigu Shrine, 1-25-5 Asagaya-Kita, Suginami-ku, Tokyo
    • Phone: 03-3330-4824 (Asagaya Shinmeigu Shrine)
    • Website: http://www.shinmeiguu.com

2. 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, February 4th
• 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)

February 5th, Sunday

3. 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, February 5th
• 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

4. Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine Antique Fair (Koto-ku, 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, February 5th
• 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)

5. 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, February 5th
• 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. 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, February 5th
• 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

 

February 11th, Saturday

8. 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, February 11th
• 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)

February 12th, Sunday

9. 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, February 12th
• 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)
• Website:Gokokuji Temple(Shrine website; Japanese language only)

10. Hanazono Shrine Antique Fair (Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo) – see #5 above

11. Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine Antique Fair (Koto-ku, Tokyo) – see #4 above

February 18th, Saturday

12. 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, February 18th
• 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

February 19th, Sunday

13. O-Edo Antique Market (International Forum, Yurakucho) – See #2 above

Nogizaka Shrine & Antique Fair www.bestlivingjapan.com14. Hanazono Shrine Antique Fair (Shinjuku, Tokyo) – See #5 above

15. 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, February 19th
• Times: 9:00  –  16:00
• What is for sale: about 80 vendorsNogizaka Shrine & Antique Fair www.bestlivingjapan.com
• 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.htm

16. 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, February 19th
• 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/

 

February 26th, Sunday

17. Hanazono Shrine Antique Fair (Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo) – see #5 above

18. Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine Antique Fair (Koto-ku, Tokyo) – see #4 above

19. O-Edo Antique Market (Yoyogi, Tokyo) – Not to be mistaken for the O-edo market held at the International Forum in Yurakucho. This market is managed by the same organizer but in Yoyogi. Not only will you find a nice selection of antiques but also crafts and other homewares. Enjoy some wonderful shopping and then have a great lunch in Harajuku at Little Bird Restaurant or visit the Farmers Market over near Omotesando.
• Date: Sunday, February 26th
• Times: 9:00 – 16:00
• What is for sale: about 100 sellers of Japanese antiques and and crafts
• Parking: public paid parking on the street
• Access: Harajuku Station on the JR Yamanote or Chiyoda Lines
• Address: Yoyogi Park
• Phone: 03-6407-6011 (Japanese language only)
• Website: www.antique-market.jp/english

20. 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.

• Sunday, February 26th
• 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)

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

  • Sunday, February 26th
  • 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)

February 28th, Thursday

22. 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 defiantly 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: Thursday, February 28th
• 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: 049-222-0173 Japanese language only
• Website: n/a

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