If you love antiques, or just want a one of a kind souvenir from Japan you must visit a September 2016 Tokyo Japan antique markets. Every month there are between 25 -35 Tokyo Antique and Flea markets. Many markets are at temples or shrines which is why many expats call them “shrine sales,” others are at convention halls. You can find beautiful pottery, kimono fabrics, kokeshi dolls, furniture and every knick-knack imaginable. Good luck and treasure on!
Tokyo Antique Shrine and Flea Markets
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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 Tokyo Antique and Flea Markets
September 1, Thursday
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: Thursday, September 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)
September 3, Saturday
2. 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, September 3, 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)
3. 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, September 3rd, 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)
September 4, Sunday
4. 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, September 4th, 11th, 25th, 2016
Time: 8:00 to 15:30
What is for sale: smaller market with 10-20 sellers with odds and ends
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)
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, September 4th, 11th, 25th, 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
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, September 4th, 11th, 25th, 2016
Time: 9:00 to 16:00
What is for sale: between 25-30 sellers wide selection of antiques
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)
7. 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)
September 10, Saturday
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, September 10, 2016
Time: 9:00 – 16:00
What is for sale: 25-40 sellers of predominately Japanese products
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)
September 11, Sunday
9. 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, September 11, 2016
Time: 6:00 – 15:00
What is for sale: 35 sellers of Japanese household items and crafts
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)
10. Yasukuni Shrine Antique Fair (Kudanshita, Tokyo) – see #4 above
11. Hanazono Shrine Antique Fair (Shinjuku, Tokyo) – see #6 above
12. Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine Antique Fair (Fukagawa, Tokyo) – see #5 above
September 16 – 18th, Friday – Sunday
13. Heiwajima Antique Show (Ota-ku) – A huge three-day inside antique fair. Not to be missed. There are over 280 vendors that have a huge selection of Japanese, Asian and western antiques. This show only happens a few times a year, and the good stuff sells quickly. Great show just in time for holiday shopping.
Date: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, September 16 – 18th, 2016
Times: 10:00 – 17:00 (closes at 16:00 on last day; last time to enter each day is 15:00)
What is for sale: 280+ antique sellers
Access: Ryutsu-Center station on the Tokyo Monorail from JR Hamamatsu-cho station
Address: 6-1-1 Heiwajima, Ota-ku, Tokyo
Phone: 03-5985-5101 (organiser Takeshi Antiques)
September 17, Saturday
14. 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, September 17, 2016
Time: 6:00 to 16:00
What is for sale: 200 sellers
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
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September 18, Sunday
15. 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, September 18th and 25th, 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
16. 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, September 18th 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)
17. 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, September 18th, 2016
• 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
September 21-22, Wednesday & Thursday
18. Asakusa Past and Present Kimono Fair (Asakusa) – This two day event (September 21 – 22) is a great place to buy an old kimono. Weither 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: Wednesday and Thursday, September 21 – 22, 2016
• Times: 11:00 – 18:00 (17:00 last day)
• What is for sale: 40-50 sellers of antique kimonos, old kimono cloth, bags, footwear and accessories
• Access: 1 min walk from Asakusabashi station (Exit Nishi-1) on the Asakusa Line.
• Address: Hulic Hall, 1-22-15 Asakusabashi, Taito-ku, Tokyo (浅草橋ヒューリックホール, 〒111-0053 東京都台東区浅草橋１−２２−１６ヒューリック浅草橋2F)
September 24, Saturday
19. 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, September 24, 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)
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September 25, Sunday
20. O-Edo Antique Market (International Forum, Yurakucho) – see #15 above
21. 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, September 25th, 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)
22. Yasukuni Shrine Antique Fair (Kudanshita, Tokyo) – see #4 above
23. Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine Antique Fair (Fukagawa, Tokyo) – see #5 above
24. Hanazono Shrine Antique Fair (Shinjuku, Tokyo) – see #6 above
• 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)
September 28, Wednesday
26. 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: Wednesday, September 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
Tokyo Antique and Flea Markets – September 2016
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