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March 2015 Tokyo Area Antique and Flea Markets

March 2015 Tokyo Area Antique and Flea Markets

March 2015 Tokyo Area Antique and Flea MarketsSpring is in the air so venture out to the March 2015 Tokyo area antique and flea markets. The plum blossoms are now in bloom soon to be followed by cherry blossoms later this month! This March 2015 there are over 29 markets so chances are you will find a treasure!

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March 2015 Tokyo Area Antique and Flea Markets

March 1st, Sunday

1. 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: Sunday, March 1st, 2015
• 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

2. 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, March 1st, 15th, 22nd, 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

3. 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, March 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th, 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

4. 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, March 1st, 8th, 22nd and 29th, 2015
• 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, 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, March 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th, 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. Arai Yakushi Antique Fair  (Arai, 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, March 1st, 2015
• 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

March 6, Friday

7. Heiwajima Antique Show – A huge three-day inside antique fair.  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.
• Date: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, March 6, 7 and 8, 2015
• 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: no
• 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

March 7th, Saturday

8. Heiwajima Antique Show – see #7 above

9. Kasai Shrine Antique Fair (Katsushika-ku) –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, March 7th, 2015
• 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)

10. Asagaya Garakuta Ichi Antique Fair (Suginami-ku) — 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 buildings.

• Date: Saturday, March 7th, 2015
• 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

March 8, Sunday

11. Heiwajima Antique Show – see #7 above

12. 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, March 8th, 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)
• Website:Gokokuji Temple(Shrine website; Japanese language only)

13. Arai Yakushi Antique Fair  (Arai, Tokyo) – see #6 above

14. Yasukuni Shrine Antique Fair  (Kudanshita, Tokyo) – see #3 above

15. Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine Antique Fair (Fukagawa, Tokyo) – see #4 above

16. Hanazono Shrine Antique Fair (Shinjuku, Tokyo) – see #5 above

 March 14th, Saturday

17. 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, March 14th, 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)

 March 15th, Sunday

18. 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, March 15th, 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/

19. Yasukuni Shrine Antique Fair  (Kudanshita, Tokyo) – see #3 above

20. Hanazono Shrine Antique Fair (Shinjuku, Tokyo) – see #5 above

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

 March 21st, Saturday 

22. 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, March 21st, 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

 March 22nd, Sunday 

19. Yasukuni Shrine Antique Fair  (Kudanshita, Tokyo) – see #3 above

20. Hanazono Shrine Antique Fair (Shinjuku, Tokyo) – see #5 above

21. Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine Antique Fair (Fukagawa, Tokyo) – see #4 above

22. 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 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.

  • Sunday, March 22nd, 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)
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23. 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, March 22nd, 2015
• 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)

March 28th, Saturday

24. 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, March 28th, 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)

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 definetly 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: Saturday, March 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 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

26. Narita Fudoson Antique Fair (Narita, Chiba)—  Narita-san Shinshō-ji is a Shingon Buddhist temple located in central Narita, Chiba, UnknownJapan. It was founded in 940 by Kanchō Daisōjō, a disciple of Kōbō Daishi. Most people only think of Narita as the airport, but this lovely temple and market is definitely worth a visit.  The antique market is held on the 28th of each month.

• Date: Saturday, March 28th, 2015
• Times: 7:00  to 16:00
• What is for sale: 80 sellers
• Parking: yes, but fills early
• Access: 10 min walk from JR line, 60 mins from Tokyo
• Address: 1 Narita, Chiba 286-0023
• Phone: Nartia tourism office  0476-22-2102
• Website: http://www.nrtk.jp/news/kaiun_fudo/

March 29th, Sunday 

27. Hanazono Shrine Antique Fair (Shinjuku, Tokyo) – see #5 above

28. Yasukuni Shrine Antique Fair  (Kudanshita, Tokyo) – see #3 above

29. Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine Antique Fair (Fukagawa, Tokyo) – see #4 above

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  1. You are amazing! I have lived here for 25 years and I am constantly learning from you. Thank you!

    • Susan, Thank you so much for your comment! I appreciate your support. I am enjoying discovering myself and Tokyo after so many years. Lauren

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