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Tokyo Area Antique Markets This Weekend – October 25th – 26th, 2014

Tokyo Antique Market BestLivingJapanThere are five Tokyo area antique markets this weekend. Below is a list of the October 25th – 26th Tokyo antique markets. This cooler weather is perfect to kick-off prime antique market shopping. You might walk home with a personal treasure, or at least great photos and some wonderful memories.  Share with your friends. I have vetted the information on this list as much as possible, but please do not hate me if I got something wrong. If you do attend one of the markets please leave a comment on what you thought. Come back each week to read the weekly antique market updates. Happy searching!

OCTOBER 25th, Saturday

#1. Antique Fair at Tsukinomiya Shrine in Urawa – 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.

  • October 26th, Sunday
  • 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
  •  train station: 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)
  • map: [wpgmza id=”37″]

OCTOBER 26th, Sunday

#2. O-Edo Antique Market at International Forum at Yurakucho –  Held twice a month; 1st and 3rd Sundays. Is said to be the largest outdoor Antique market in Japan.

  • October 26th, Sunday
  • times: 9:00 a.m. to 16:00 p.m.
  •  what is for sale: 250 sellers: 2/3 Japanese antiques and crafts and 1/3 other
  • parking: plenty of parking available
  •  train station: 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
  • map: [wpgmza id=”20″]

#3. Antique Fair at Nogi Shrine –  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 the Emperor Meiji in 1912, he and his wife took their lives.

  • October 26th, Sunday
  • 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)
  • map: [wpgmza id=”38″]
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#4.  Antique Fair at Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine in Fukagawa –  This shrine is the largest Hachiman shrine in Tokyo and was founded in 1627.

  •  October 5th, Sunday
  • times: 8:00 a.m. to 15:30 p.m.
  • what is for sale: between 50-80 sellers wide selection of antiques
  • parking: no
  • train station: 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)
  • map: [wpgmza id=”23″]

#5. Antique Fair at Hanazono Shrine in Shinjuku – Hanazono Shrine is the largest shrine in Shinjuku district and has been known as the guardian of Shinjuku. It was established during the Edo period.  Interesting selection of antiques from coins to some small furniture.

  •  October 26th, Sunday
  • times: 9:00 a.m. to 16:00 p.m.
  • what is for sale: between 25-30 sellers wide selection of antiques
  • parking: no
  • train station: 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)
  • map: [wpgmza id=”24″]

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