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January 2015 Tokyo Area Antique and Flea Markets

January 2015 Tokyo Area Antique and Flea Markets

Happy New Year! Sorry for being a little late to publish the post about the January 2015 Tokyo Area Antique and Flea Markets.

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Notable to attend between January 9-11th is the Antique Jamboree, which happens only in January and August – with over 500 dealers in attendance you will find at least one treasure. Wishing you the best antique and treasure hunting this year!

January 2015 Tokyo Area Antique and Flea Markets

**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.
Good luck treasure hunting! Best Living Japan

January 4th, Sunday

1. 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, January 4th
• 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

2. 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.
• Date: Sunday, January 4th
• 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)

January 8th, Thursday

4. Machida Tenmangu Antique Fair – Machida Tenmangu Garakuta Kotto-ichi (Antique Fair at Machida Tenmangu January 2015 Tokyo Area Antique and Flea MarketsShrine) is held on the first of every month (exception 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: Thursday, January 8th
• 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

January 9th, Friday – January 11th, Sunday

5. Antiques Jamboree -Is the largest Japanese, European and American antique and toy collectables show in Japan January 2015 Tokyo Area Antique and Flea Marketswith 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 (January 9th) you need to purchase an early bird ticket.
• Date: Friday – Sunday, January 9-11th
• 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

January 10th, Saturday

7. 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 which survived the Great Kanto Earthquake in 1923 and W.W.II. Gokokuji is lovely neighbourhood and temple to visit. The market is very busy since it is in central Tokyo.
• Dates: January 10th, Saturday
• Time: 9:00 – 16:00
• What is for sale: 100 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)

Janaury 11th, Sunday

8. 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 January 11th
• 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

9. 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 almost held each Sunday.  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 January 11th
• 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)

10. Hanazono Shrine Antique Fair (Shinjuku, Tokyo) – see #2 above

11. 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 January 11th
• 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)

January 12, Monday

12. O-Edo Antique Market (International Forum, Yurakucho) – See #1 above

January 15, Thursday – January 16th, Friday

13. Setagaya Boroichi (Flea Market) – Over 700 stalls selling everything and the kitchen sink.  Get off at Setagaya station and walk Boroichi Dori to Kamimachi Station. Plan for 2-3 hours to see the entire street. Very crowded so not recommend for children. This event only happens twice a year December and January.
• Date: Thursday and Friday, January 15-16th
• Time: 9am-9pm
• Address: 1-15 to 1-27 Setagaya, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
• Access: Kamimachi Station (Tokyu Setagaya line)

January 17, Saturday

14. 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, January 17th
• 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

January 18, Sunday

15. 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, January 18th
• 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/

16. O-Edo Antique Market (International Forum, Yurakucho) – See #1 above

17. Yasukuni Shrine Antique Fair  (Kudanshita, Tokyo) – See #8 above

18. Hanazono Shrine Antique Fair (Shinjuku, Tokyo) – See #2 above

January 24, Saturday

19. 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, January 24th
• 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)

January 25, Sunday

20Yasukuni Shrine Antique Fair  (Kudanshita, Tokyo) – See #8 above

21. Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine Antique Fair (Fukagawa, Tokyo) – See #9 above

22. Hanazono Shrine Antique Fair (Shinjuku, Tokyo) – See #2 above

23. Antique Fair at Nogi Shrine –  Although a smaller market with about 40 sellers, the quality of the selection is higher-endNogizaka 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.
• Date: Saturday, January 24th
• Times: 9:00 to 15:00
• What is for sale: 40 sellers: 2/3 Japanese antiques and crafts and 1/3 other
• Parking: none available
• Access: 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)

24. 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, January 25th
• 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)

Janaury 28th, Wednesday

25. 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 musuem 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: Wednesday, January 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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2 comments

  1. Hello I am interested in Antique markets particularly fabrics for a trip to Japan mid January to early February 2016 so any information would be gratefully received . We hope to be in Asakusa Tokyo Osaka Kyoto and Takayama
    Thank you
    Trish

    • Hi Trish, All of the markets I mention monthly have old kimono’s for sales. I love repurposing the kimonos into all kinds of beautiful creations. Lauren

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