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2019 April Tokyo Antique and Flea Markets

Enjoy the start of spring treasure hunting at an 2019 April Tokyo antique and flea markets.  The blossoms will be in full bloom this month, so let the fun begin. If you have visitors in town visiting an antique market or two is a great activity. This April there close to 30 market events, so chances are you will find a treasure! 

**Please note most outside markets are usually canceled when raining. Please double-check info below at contact numbers/links to be 100% sure of details. — Best Living Japan

2019 April Tokyo Antique and Flea Markets

April 1st, 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 canceled due to rain.
Date: Monday, April 1st, 2019
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

***** 2019 April Tokyo Antique and Flea Markets

April 6th, Saturday

2. Asagaya Garakuta Ichi Antique Fair (Suginami-ku, Tokyo) — 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 grande buildings.
Date: Saturday, April 6th, 2019
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

3. Kasai Shrine Antique Fair (Katsushika-ku, Tokyo) –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, April 6th, 2019
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. Junk Show – April 6 & 7 (Kitamaru Koen, 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.
Date: Saturday and Sunday, April 6th and 7th, 2019
Time: Sat 11:00 – 17:00;  Sun 10:00 – 16:00
Address: Japan Science Museum, 1 & 3 halls http://www.jsf.or.jp/eng/map/ . 2-1 Kitanomarukoen, Chiyoda, Tokyo 102-0091
Cost: 1,000 JPY for adult entry (sr. high and above)
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
Website: http://www.toyshow.co.jp/

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April 7th, Sunday

Tokyo Antique and Flea Markets - March 20175. Junk Show – April 6 & 7 (Kitamaru Koen, Chiyoda-ku) – See information above

6. Arai Yakushi Antique Fair  (Nakano-ku, 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, April 7th, 2019
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 Station on the Seibu Shinjuku Line
Address: 5-3-5 Arai, Nakano-ku,  Tokyo
Phone: 03-3386-1355 (Arai Yakushi Temple, Japanese language only)
Website: n/a

7. O-Edo Antique Market (International Forum, Yurakucho, Tokyo) – Held twice a month; 1st and 3rd Sundays. This market 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, April 7th, 21st, 28th 2019
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

8. Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine Antique Fair (Koto-ku, 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, April 7th, 14th, 2019
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)

9. Hanazono Shrine Antique Fair (Shinjuku-ku, 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, April 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th 2019
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)

***** 2019 April Tokyo Antique and Flea Markets

April 13th, Saturday

10. Gokokuji Antique Fair  (Bunkyo-ku, 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 neighborhood 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, April 13th, 2019
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)

***** 2019 April Tokyo Antique and Flea Markets

April 14th, Sunday

11. Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine Antique Fair (Koto-ku, Tokyo) – see #8 above for details

12. Hanazono Shrine Antique Fair (Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo) – see #9 above for details

13. 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, April 14th, 2019
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)

14. 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, April 14, 2019
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/

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Tokyo Antique MarketsApril 19th, Friday

15. Yokohama Kottou World (Minato Mirai, Yokohama) – This three-day antique show is held twice a year.  It opens at noon on Friday, April 19th. 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, April 19th – Sunday, April 21st, 2019
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
Parking: yes, paid parking
Address: Pacifico Yokohama, C-Hall, 1-1-1 Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa
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

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April 20th, Saturday

16. Yokohama Kottou World (Minato Mirai, Yokohama) – see #15 above for details

17. 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, April 20th, 2019
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

***** 2019 April Tokyo Antique and Flea Markets

April 21st, Sunday

18. Yokohama Kottou World (Minato Mirai, Yokohama) – see #15 above for details

19. Hanazono Shrine Antique Fair (Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo) – see #9 above for details

20. O-Edo Antique Market (International Forum, Yurakucho, Tokyo) – see #7 above for details

21. Ryukoji Temple Antique Fair (Tatsunokuchi near Enoshima, Kanagawa) – 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”. While in Enoshima enjoy the Enoshima Aquarium and also the Island and Caves.
Date: Sunday, April 21st, 2019
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) https://www.nichiren.or.jp/english/temples/ryukoji/

22. Takahata Fudo Antique Fair 

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April 28th, Sunday

23. Hanazono Shrine Antique Fair (Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo) – see #9 above for details

24. O-Edo Antique Market (International Forum, Yurakucho, Tokyo) – see #7 above for details

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 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: Friday, April 28th, 2019
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

26. Antique Fair at Nogi Shrine (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 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, April 28th, 2019
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
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)

27. 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, April 28th 2019
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)

***** 2019 April Tokyo Antique and Flea Markets

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