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May 2015 Tokyo Area Antique and Flea Markets

May 2015 Tokyo Area Antique and Flea Markets

May 2015 Tokyo Area Antique and Flea MarketsMay is a huge Tokyo area antique and flea market month. Not only will treasure hunters enjoy the regular weekend markets, but there are also many semi-annual markets including the Yokohama Kottou World (May 8-10), Kottou Antique Fair at Saitama Super Arena (May 26-27), Antique Fair in Shinjuku (May 29 – 31) and The 19th Yokohama Konjaku (Past and Present) Kimono Ichi (May 29-31). Here is Best Living Japan’s updated May 2015 Tokyo area antique and flea market list. Have fun finding a great treasure!

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**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

May 2015 Tokyo Area Antique and Flea Markets

May 8th, Friday – 10th Sunday

1. Yokohama Kottou World (Minato Mirai, Yokohama) – This three-day antique show is held twice a year.  This will be the 27thshapeimage_6 time held. It opens at noon on May 8th. 250 dealers from throughout Japan display and sell hundreds of thousands of Japanese, Asian and western antiques and collectables at Pacifico Yokohama Hall C. This event is one of the largest indoor antique fair in Japan.

• Dates: Friday, May 8th – Sunday, May 10th, 2015
• Time: Friday open 12:00 – 17:00; Saturday and Sunday 10:00 – 17:00
• What is for sale: Over 300,000 Japanese, Asian and Western antiques and collectibles
• Cost: Tickets are good for three days; pre-purchase at Lawsons for 800 yen, or onsite for 1,000 yen
• Parking: yes
• Address: Pacifico Yokohama, C-Hall, 1-1-1 Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa Prefecture
• Access: 3 min walk from Minato Mirai Station (Minato Mirai Line) or 12 min walk from Sakuragicho Station (JR or Subway)
• Website: (Japanese language only) http://home.att.ne.jp/sigma/y-world/kottouworld/Home.html

May 9th, Saturday

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, May 9th, 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)

May 10th, Sunday

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, May 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st, 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. 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, May 10th, 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)

5. 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, May 10th,  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)

6. 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, May 10, 17, 24, 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)

May 16th, Saturday

7.  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 16th, 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

May 17th, Sunday

8. 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, May 17th, 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

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

10. Hanazono Shrine Antique Fair (Shinjuku, Tokyo) – see #6 above

11. 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.

• Date: Sunday, May 17th, 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/

12. 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, May 17th, 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

May 22nd, Friday – May 24th, Sunday

IMG_928113. Asakusa Antique Show (May 22,23 and 24) – 

• Dates: Friday – Sunday, May 22nd – 24th
• Times: 10:00 – 17:00
• What is for sale: over 200 vendors of Japanese, Asian and Western antiques
• Parking: no
• Access: 5 min walk from Asakusa station on the Asakusa and Ginza Lines
• Address: Industry and Trade Center Taito Hall, 4th floor, 2-6-5 Hanakawado, Taito-ku, Tokyo
• Website:  www.kotto-ichi.com (Japanese language only)
• Telephone: 03-5982-8810 (Japanese language only)

May 23rd, Saturday

14. 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)

May 24th, Sunday

15. 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.

• Date: Sunday, May 24th, 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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16. 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 24th, 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)

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

18. 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, May 24th, 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)

19. Hanazono Shrine Antique Fair (Shinjuku, Tokyo) – see #6 above

May 26th, Tuesday – 27th, Wednesday

Kottou Antique Fair (Saitama Super Arena) 20. Kottou Antique Fair (Saitama Super Arena)  – The Saitama Arena is a massive arena that can hold over 37,000 people. This Fair is held twice a year (December and May), and offers both western and Japanese antiques from hundred of sellers. I can not speak personally speak about this Fair since I have not yet attended, however, according to a friend it will take most of a day to see everything. If you are a serious antique collection this is a great all in one fair.

• Dates: Tuesday & Wednesday, May 26 & 27th, 2015
• Times: 11:00-17:00
• What is for sale: 50 sellers of Japanese antiques to toys and art
• Parking: Super Arena parking
• Access: Saitama Shintoshin station (Keihin-Tohoku, Utsunomiya/Takasaki lines)
• Address: 8 Shintoshin, Chuo-ku, Saitama-shi, Saitama
• Phone: 090-8814-5101 (Antique Fair Organiser)
• Website: www.saitama-arena.co.jp/e

May 28th, Thursday

21.  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: Thursday, May 28, 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

May 29th, Friday – May 31th, Sunday

IMG_928222. Antique Fair in Shinjuku (May 29,30 and 31) – Over 160 vendors will be in attendance. This show is very conveniently located in central Tokyo and free to attend. Good selection of western and Japanese antiques.

• Date: Friday – Sunday, May 29 – 31
• Times: 11:00 – 18:00 (17:00 close on the 31st)
• What is for sale: 160 sellers of Asian and Western antiques
• Parking:
• Access: 8 min walk from Tochomae Station on the Oedo Line
 Address: Odakyu Dai-ichi Seimei Building 1F, 2-7-1 Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
• Phone: 03-3425-5905 Japanese language only
• Website: http://www.antique-stage.com/ (Japanese language only)

23. The 19th Yokohama Konjaku (Past and Present) Kimono Ichi (Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, Yokohama) – If you are looking for old kimonos to collect or use as craft or art projects this is the place to shop. Over 40 kimono vendors attend and have a beautiful selection.

• Date: Friday – Sunday, May 29 – 31
• Times: 11:00 – 18:00 (17:00 close on the 31st)
• What is for sale: 40-50 sellers of antique kimonos, old kimono cloth, bags, footwear and accessories
• Access:  15 minute walk from Sakuragicho Station via Kishamichi, or 6 minute walk from Bashamichi Station or Nihon-Oodori Station, or 12 minute walk from Minatomirai Station
 Address: Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse,1-1 Shinko, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa
• Website: http://www.yokohama-akarenga.jp/en/

May 31, Sunday

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

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3 comments

  1. Hello there ! greeting from Malaysia.
    I’m very interested abut the flea market.
    we’ll be travel to Tokyo on 1 June – 7 June.

    May i know any flea market / antique held on these day ?

    thank you very much.

    regards,
    C.Y.Kong

    • Hi CY, there will be some flea markets from Jun 1-7th. I have not yet published the June schedule but will the last week of May. Please check back. Thanks Lauren

  2. Roger Brackley

    Hi
    we will be in Tokyo from the 29 th of August til 13 th of September .. I’d love to know what antique fairs would be open on these dates
    Thank you Roger

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