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August 2019 Antique Markets & Shrine Sales

Due to the August Obon Holidays in Japan, there are slightly fewer 2019 Tokyo Antique & Flea Markets. However, the first weekend does have the three-day Antique Jamboree @ Big Sight where you can shop but also take your antiques to be repaired. Don’t let the heat stop you, wear your hat, apply sun protection & mosquito repellent and drink lots of water. Good luck and treasure on!

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August 2019 Tokyo Antique & Flea Markets

1. Now till August 12: Shinobazu-no-Ike Antique Fair & Ueno Summer Festival The festival is throughout the park and includes music, food booths, plant sales and all kinds of antiques for sale. You can also enjoy the beautiful lanterns that are set a float on Shinobazu Pond. While you are in Ueno I highly recommend you visit the National Museum of Nature and Science.
Event: Now till Monday, August 12th, 2019
Time: Everyday 9:00 – 20:00
Address: Shinobazu Pond area, 2-Ueno Koen, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-3832-0084
Website: www.city.taito.lg.jp/index/event/kanko/uenonathumathuri.html
Access: 5 min walk from Ueno Station (Park Exit) on the JR Line, Ginza Line and Hibiya Line


2. 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: Thursday, August 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

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Antique Jamboree (Tokyo Big Site)3. 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 for three-days in January and August. There are also antique repair experts at the show who can fix your treasures from ceramics to furniture.
Date: Friday –  Sunday, August 2 – 5th, 2019
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 coupon ticket. Print and fill out online coupon and present it when purchasing a ticket at the counter.
Access: Approximately 7 minutes walk from Kokusai-Tenjijo Station on the Rinkai Line, or 3 minutesâ 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://kottoh-jamboree.com/

August 4th, Sunday

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, August 4th,  2019 (please check dates at website below, some weekends are cancelled)Tokyo Antique Markets and Shione Sales, Tokyo Antiquing, Tokyo Families
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, August 4th, 11th, 18th  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)

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, August 4th,  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 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


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August 10th & 11th, 2019

Junk Show (Chiyoda-ku)

7. Junk Show (Chiyoda-ku) – The Junk Show is full of toy and character collectibles both from Japan and overseas. There are about 100 vendors at the Saturday and Sunday show. The show is located at the Tokyo Science Museum so you could combine a treasure hunt at the Show with a visit to a great museum.
Date: Saturday and Sunday, August 10th and 11th,  2019
Time: 9:00 to 16:00
Cost to enter: 1,000 yen
What is for sale: approximately 100 vendors
Access: 7 min walk from Tokyo Metro Tozai Line Takebashi Station (Exit 1B), or 10 min walk from the Tokyo Metro Tozai Line/Hanzomon Line/Toei Shinjuku Line Kudanshita Station (Exit 2)
Car and bike parking: There is a large public parking facility next to the museum, and plenty of free bike parking directly to the right of the front door of the museum.
Address: Tokyo Science Museum
Website: http://www.toyshow.co

Saturday, August 10th, 2019

8. 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 10th, 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)
Websitewww.gokokuji.or.jp (Shrine website; Japanese language only)

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Sunday, August 11th, 2019

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

10. Fuda Tenjin Shrine Antique Fair (Chofu) – This antique fair is held outdoors every second Sunday of the month at the Fuda Tenjin Shrine in Chofu. They have about 50 shops.Tokyo Antique Markets and Shione Sales, Tokyo Antiquing, Tokyo Families
Date: Sunday, August 11th, 2019
Address: 1-8-1 Chofugaoka, Chofu City, Tokyo
Access: 10 minutes walk from Chofu Station on Keio Line
Phone: 042-489-0022

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 11th, 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)

Saturday, August 17th, 2019

12. 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 17th, 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

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Sunday, August 18th, 2019

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

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.
Date: Sunday, August 18th, 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-toTokyo Antique Markets and Shione Sales, Tokyo Antiquing, Tokyo Families
Phone:042-591-0032 (Japanese language only)
Website: http://www.takahatafudoson.or.jp/ (Shrine site, no English)

15. 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”. While in Enoshima enjoy the Enoshima Aquarium and also the Island and Caves.
Date: Sunday, August 18th, 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) http://ryukoji.jp/01info.html

Saturday, August 24th, 2019

16. 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 24th, 2019
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)

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Sunday, August 25th, 2019

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

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

19. 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
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 25th, 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
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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Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

20.  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 Tokyo Antique Markets and Shione Sales, Tokyo Antiquing, Tokyo Familieskimonos. 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: Wednesday, August 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 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

6. 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 5th, 20th  2018
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: https://www.antique-market.jp/

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