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Tokyo Area Autumn 2019 Antique Markets and Shrine Sales

Here is our list of recommend Tokyo Area Autumn 2019 Antique Markets and Shrine Sales. If you love antiques, or just want a one of a kind souvenir from Japan you must visit an Autumn 2019 Tokyo Japan antique market. 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!

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

Tokyo Area Autumn 2019 Antique Markets and Shrine Sales

2019 Tokyo Antique and Flea Markets

1. Yokohama Kottou World (Minato Mirai, Yokohama) – This three-day antique show is held twice a year.  It opens at noon on Friday, November 1st. 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, November 1st – Sunday, November 3rd, 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 yen
Parking: yes
Address: Pacifico Yokohama, C-Hall, 1-1-1 Minato Mirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa Prefecture
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

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: Friday, November 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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3. Furuhon Matsuri (Kanda-Jimbocho, Chiyoda-ku)

Do you love books? Even if you cannot read Japanese, you might find a treasure at the Furuhon (old book) Matsuri. I have found some great art books and some wonderful English books at past Furuhon Matsuri. This Matsuri is held twice a year in March and October. About 300,000 books will be sold at bargain prices.
Jimbocho Used Book Festival Details
Address: Jimbocho Book Town, Yasukuni-dori, Kanda-Jimbocho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Dates: October 25November 4th, 2019
Open times: 10:00 – 18:00 (cancelled in case of rain)
Cost: free
Access:  Ochanomizu Station (Chuo, Sobu lines), Jimbocho Station (Mita, Shinjuku, Hanzomon lines)

Saturday, November 2nd

4. Yokohama Kottou World (Minato Mirai, Yokohama) – See #1 above

5. 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, November 2nd, 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

6. Narita Fudoson Antique Fair (Narita, Chiba)—  Narita-san Shinshō-ji is a Shingon Buddhist temple located in central Narita, Chiba, UnknownJapan. It was founded in 940 by Kanchō Daisōjō, a disciple of Kōbō Daishi. Most people only think of Narita as the airport, but this lovely temple and market is definitely worth a visit.  The antique market is held on the 28th of each month and from Nov 2019 on the first Saturday of every month at Hanasaki-cho near JR Narita Station.

• Date: Sunday, November 2nd, 2019
• Times: 7:00  to 16:00
• What is for sale: 80 sellers
• Parking: yes, but fills early
• Access: Hanasaki-cho near JR Narita Station
• Phone: Nartia tourism office  0476-22-2102
• Website: http://www.kotto-rakuichi.com/

Sunday, November 3rd

7. Yokohama Kottou World (Minato Mirai, Yokohama) – See #1 above

8. 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, November 3rd, 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

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, November 3rd, 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

Saturday, November 9th

10. 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, November 9th, 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)

Sunday, November 10th

11. 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.
Date: Sunday, November 10th, 2019
Address: 1-8-1 Chofugaoka, Chofu City, Tokyo
Access: 10 minutes walk from Chofu Station on Keio Line
Phone: 042-489-0022
Websitehttp://fudatenjin.or.jp/

12. 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, November 10th, 2019Tokyo Antique Shrine and Flea Markets
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)

13. 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, November 10th, 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)

Saturday, November 16th

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, November 16th, 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 Tokyo Antique and Flea Markets
Address: Yamato Promenade, Kanagawa
Phone: 090-8856-9108 (headquarter)/ 090-2314-3646(Koshuya) Japanese language only
Website: n/a

Sunday, November 17th

15. O-Edo Antique Market (International Forum, Yurakucho) – See #7 above

16. 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, November 17th, 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

17. 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, November 17th, 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/

18. Hanazono Shrine Antique Fair (Shinjuku, Tokyo) – See #12 above

Saturday, November 23rd

19. O-Edo Antique Market (International Forum, Yurakucho) – See #7 above

20. 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.DSC_0834
Dates:
Saturday, November 23rd, 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)

 

Sunday, November 24th

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 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, November 24th, 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)

22. 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, November 24th, 2019Nogizaka Shrine & Antique Fair www.bestlivingjapan.com
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)

23. Hanazono Shrine Antique Fair (Shinjuku, Tokyo) – See #12 above.

Thursday, November 28th

24. 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: Thursday, November 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

Sunday, November 28th

25. Narita Fudoson Antique Fair (Narita, Chiba)—  Narita-san Shinshō-ji is a Shingon Buddhist temple located in central Narita, Chiba, UnknownJapan. It was founded in 940 by Kanchō Daisōjō, a disciple of Kōbō Daishi. Most people only think of Narita as the airport, but this lovely temple and market is definitely worth a visit.  The antique market is held on the 28th of each month.

• Date: Sunday, November 28th, 2019
• Times: 7:00  to 16:00
• What is for sale: 80 sellers
• Parking: yes, but fills early
• Access: 10 min walk from JR line, 60 mins from Tokyo
• Address: 1 Narita, Chiba 286-0023
• Phone: Nartia tourism office  0476-22-2102
• Website: http://www.kotto-rakuichi.com/

DECEMBER 2019 TOKYO ANTIQUE MARKETS

Sunday, December 1st

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: Sunday, December 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

2. 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, December 1st, 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

3. 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, December 1st, 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

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, December 1st, 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)

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, December 1st, 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)

Friday, December 6th

Heiwajima antique show

6. Heiwajima Antique Show, Ota-ku – A huge three-day indoor 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.

Event Date: Friday – Sunday, Dec. 6, 7 and 8th, 2019
Hours: 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
Parking: no
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)
Website: http://www.kottouichi.com/heiwajima/ENGLISH.html

Saturday, December 7th

7. Heiwajima Antique Show, Ota-ku – See #6 above

8. 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, December 7th, 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

9. 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, December 7th, 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)

10. Narita Fudoson Antique Fair (Narita, Chiba)—  Narita-san Shinshō-ji is a Shingon Buddhist temple located in central Narita, Chiba, UnknownJapan. It was founded in 940 by Kanchō Daisōjō, a disciple of Kōbō Daishi. Most people only think of Narita as the airport, but this lovely temple and market is definitely worth a visit.  The antique market is held on the 28th of each month and from Nov 2019 on the first Saturday of every month at Hanasaki-cho near JR Narita Station.

• Date: Saturday, December 7th, 2019
• Times: 7:00  to 16:00
• What is for sale: 80 sellers
• Parking: yes, but fills early
• Access: Hanasaki-cho near JR Narita Station
• Phone: Nartia tourism office  0476-22-2102
• Website: http://www.kotto-rakuichi.com/

Sunday, December 8th

11. 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.

Date: Sunday, December 8th, 2019
Address: 1-8-1 Chofugaoka, Chofu City, Tokyo
Access: 10 minutes walk from Chofu Station on Keio Line
Phone: 042-489-0022
Websitehttp://fudatenjin.or.jp/

12. Yoyogi O-Edo Antique Market (Yoyogi Park, Shibuya) – This is a branch market of the larger Oedo Antique Market held a couple times each month at the Tokyo International Forum in Yurakucho. This market offers a smaller but still very nice selection of Japanese antiques as well as arts, crafts and other odds and ends. If the weather is nice, this market is great because you can enjoy shopping and a beautiful walk in Yoyogi Park. Enjoy some wonderful shopping and then have a great lunch in Harajuku at Little Bird Restaurant or visit the Farmers Market over near Omotesando. The Market is held in the south side of the park near the NHK building.
• Dates: Sunday, December 8th, 2019
• Times: 9:00 to 16:00
• What is for sale: 50 sellers: Japanese antiques, arts and crafts
• Parking: public parking only
• Access: 8 min walk from MeijiJingu and Harajuku stations on the Chiyoda and JR Yamanote lines.
• Address: 2-1 Yoyogikamizonochō, Shibuya, Tokyo
• Website: www.antique-market.jp

13. Heiwajima Antique Show, Ota-ku – See #6 above

Tokyo Antique Shrine and Flea Markets

14. 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, December 8th, 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)

15. Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine Antique Fair (Fukagawa, Tokyo) –  See #4 above

16. Hanazono Shrine Antique Fair (Shinjuku, Tokyo) – See #5 above

Saturday, December 14th

17. 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, December 14th, 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)

Sunday, December 15th

18. Setagaya Boroichi – Flea Market (Setagaya) – Over 700 stalls selling everything and the kitchen sink.  Get off at Setagaya station and walk Boroichi Dori to Kamimachi Station. Plan for 2-3 hours to see the entire street. Very crowded so not recommend for children. This event only happens twice a year December and January.
• Date: Sunday, December 15th, 2019
• Time: 9 am-9 pm
• Address: 1-15 to 1-27 Setagaya, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
• Access: Kamimachi Station (Tokyu Setagaya line)

19. 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, December 15th, 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

Tokyo Antique Shrine and Flea Markets

20. 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, December 15th, 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

21. 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, December 15th, 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/

22. Hanazono Shrine Antique Fair (Shinjuku, Tokyo) – See #5 above

Monday, December 16th

23. Setagaya Boroichi – Flea Market (Setagaya) See #18 above

Saturday, December 21st

Junk Show (Chiyoda-ku)

24. 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, Dec. 21st & 22th, 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

25. 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, December 21st, 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 Tokyo Antique and Flea Markets
Address: Yamato Promenade, Kanagawa
Phone: 090-8856-9108 (headquarter)/ 090-2314-3646(Koshuya) Japanese language only
Website: n/a

 

Sunday, December 22nd

26. Junk Show (Chiyoda-ku) – See #24 above

27. 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, December 22nd, 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)

28. 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, December 22nd, 2019Nogizaka Shrine & Antique Fair www.bestlivingjapan.com
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)

29. Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine Antique Fair (Fukagawa, Tokyo) – See #4 above

30. Hanazono Shrine Antique Fair (Shinjuku, Tokyo) – See #5 above

Saturday, December 28th

31. 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.DSC_0834
Dates:
Saturday, December 28th, 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)

 

32. 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: Saturday, December 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

33. Narita Fudoson Antique Fair (Narita, Chiba)—  Narita-san Shinshō-ji is a Shingon Buddhist temple located in central Narita, Chiba, UnknownJapan. It was founded in 940 by Kanchō Daisōjō, a disciple of Kōbō Daishi. Most people only think of Narita as the airport, but this lovely temple and market is definitely worth a visit.  The antique market is held on the 28th of each month.

• Date: Saturday, December 28th, 2019
• Times: 7:00  to 16:00
• What is for sale: 80 sellers
• Parking: yes, but fills early
• Access: 10 min walk from JR line, 60 mins from Tokyo
• Address: 1 Narita, Chiba 286-0023
• Phone: Nartia tourism office  0476-22-2102
• Website: http://www.kotto-rakuichi.com/


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