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Tokyo Antique & Flea Markets – August 2016

Due to the August Obon Holidays in Japan, there are slightly fewer Tokyo Antique & Flea Markets. However, there are three very large markets to definitely visit.  The month starts out with the three-day Antique Jamboree @ Big Sight, followed by the Junk Show, and ending with the Asakusa market at the end of the month.  Don’t let the heat stop you, wear your hat and mosquito repellent and drink lots of water. Good luck and treasure on!

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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

August 2016 Tokyo Antique & Flea Markets

August 1, Monday

1.Machida Tenmangu Antique Fair (Machida) – Machida Tenmangu Garakuta Kotto-ichi (Antique Fair at Machida Tenmangu Shrine) 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: Monday, August 1st, 2016
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

August 5-7 Friday – Sunday

2. Antique Jamboree (Tokyo Big Site) – 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 5th) you need to purchase an early bird ticket.
Date: Friday – Sunday, August 5 – 7th, 2016
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

 Tokyo Antique and Flea MarketsAugust 6, Saturday

3. 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, August 6th, 2016
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)

4. 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, August 6th, 2016
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

August 7, Sunday

5. 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 7th, 21st  2016
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

6. 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 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th 2016
Time: 8:00 to 15:30
What is for sale: smaller market with 10-20 sellers with odds and ends
Tokyo Antique and Flea MarketsParking: 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

7. 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 7th, 28th 2016 (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)

DSC_08288. 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, August 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th  2016
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)

9. 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, August 7th, 2016
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

August 13, Saturday

Tokyo Antique and Flea Markets10. 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 13th, 2016
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 14th, Sunday

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, August 14, 2016
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)

12.  Yasukuni Shrine Antique Fair  (Kudanshita, Tokyo) – see #6 above

13.  Hanazono Shrine Antique Fair (Shinjuku, Tokyo) – see #8 above

August 20th, Saturday

Tokyo Junk Show, Antiques and collectibles14. Junk Show (Chiyoda-ku) – Over 100 global vendors set up their stalls at the Japan Science Museum near the Imperial Palace. The merchandise is probably the most diverse I have seen in Japan from toys to home goods. If you are a toy collector, this is a good place to shop.  Cost is 1,000 JPY for adult entry (sr. high and above).
Date: Saturday & Sunday, August 20-21, 2016
Time: Sat 11:00 – 17;00 and Sun 10:00
What is for sale: 100 global vendors, heavily oriented to toys and collectibles
Parking: no
Access: 7 min walk from three stations – Takebashi Station on the Tozai Line, Kudanshita Station on the Tozai Line or Kudanshita Station on the Hanzomon Line & Toei Shinjuku Line
Address: Japan Science Museum, 1 & 3 halls http://www.jsf.or.jp/eng/map/ . 2-1 Kitanomarukoen, Chiyoda, Tokyo 102-0091
Website: http://www.toyshow.co.jp/

15. 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 20th, 2016
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 Tokyo Antique and Flea Markets
Address: Yamato Promenade, Kanagawa
Phone: 090-8856-9108 (headquarter)/ 090-2314-3646(Koshuya) Japanese language only
Website: n/a

August 2016 Tokyo Antique and Flea Markets

August 21, Sunday

16. Junk Show (Chiyoda-ku) – See #14 above for details

17.  Yasukuni Shrine Antique Fair  (Kudanshita, Tokyo) – see #6 above

18.  Hanazono Shrine Antique Fair (Shinjuku, Tokyo) – see #8 above

19. O-Edo Antique Market (International Forum, Yurakucho) – see #5 above

20.  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, August 21st 2016
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/

August 26-28, Friday – Sunday 

21. Asakusa Antique Show – The indoor antique fair attracts every year about 20,000 visitors for three days. More than 100 authentic antique dealers display thousands of items of the east and the west. The venue is close to Sensoji Temple in Asakusa.
Dates: Friday – Sunday, August 26-28, 2016
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 ( Sangyo Boeki Center) Taito Hall, 4th floor, 2-6-5 Hanakawado, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Website:  n/a
Telephone: 03-5982-8810 (Japanese language only)

August 27, Saturday

DSC_083422. 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 27th, 2016
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 28, Sunday

23.  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: Sunday, August 28th, 2016
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

24. 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, August 28th, 2016
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)

25.  Yasukuni Shrine Antique Fair  (Kudanshita, Tokyo) – see #6 above

26.  Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine Antique Fair (Fukagawa, Tokyo) – see #7 above

27.  Hanazono Shrine Antique Fair (Shinjuku, Tokyo) – see #8 above


August 2016 Tokyo Antique and Flea Markets



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