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Tokyo Antique Markets  – July 2018

July is a very hot and humid month in Japan, which typically means smaller crowds at the Tokyo Antique and Flea Markets. Fewer crowds mean higher chances of finding “the perfect treasure at a good price.” There are 20 Tokyo Antique and Flea markets in the list below so enjoy. Don’t let the heat stop you, wear your hat and mosquito repellent and drink lots of water. Good luck and treasure on!

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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

July 2018 Tokyo Antique and Flea Markets

July 7, Saturday

1. 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, July 7th, 2018
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

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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, July 7th, 2018
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. The Summer Antique Bazaar by Tokyo Art Club (Shimbashi, Minato-ku)
 — This antique bazaar (Tobi Shofudakai) is held once a year and is organised and sponsored by the Tokyo Art Club which was created in 1907.
Date: Saturday & Sunday, July 7th and 8th, 2018
Times: 9:00 to 18:00 (Sat)/17:00 (Sun)
What is for sale: approximately 30 sellers of paintings and crafts. Prices begin from 20,000 JPY. Credit Cards accepted.
Parking: public parking only
Access: 8 min walk from Onarimon station on the Mita Line or Daimon on the Asakuasa Line, 10 min walk from both Shimbashi station and Hamatsucho station on the Yamanote Line
Address: 6-19-15 Shimbashi Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0004
Website: http://toobi.co.jp/event/index.html

July 8, 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, July 8th,  2018  (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
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, July 8th, 15th,  22nd and 29th 2018
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. 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, July 8th, 2018
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)

7. The Summer Antique Bazaar by Tokyo Art Club (Shimbashi, Minato-ku) – See #3 above for info

July 14, Saturday

Tokyo Antique and Flea Markets8. 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, July 14th, 2018
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)

9. July 14 – August 12: Ueno Summer Festival 2018 (Ueno)This is the last weekend to enjoy the Ueno Park Summer Festival. While you are in Ueno I highly recommend you visit the newly renovated National Museum of Nature and Science (see below). 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. Put on your Yukata one summer day and enjoy.
Event: Saturday, July 14th  – Sunday, August 12th, 2018
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

July 15, Sunday

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

11. 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, July 15,  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: www.antique-market.jp/eng/index.shtml

12. 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, June 15th, 2018
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

13.  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, July 15th, 2018
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/

***July 14 – August 12: Ueno Summer Festival 2018 (Ueno) – See #9 above

July 21, 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, July 21st 2018
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

***July 14 – August 12: Ueno Summer Festival 2018 (Ueno) – See #9 above

July 22, Sunday

15. 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, July 22nd and 29th 2018  (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
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)

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

17. 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, July 22nd and 29th 2018
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)

Nogizaka Shrine & Antique Fair www.bestlivingjapan.com

18. 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, July 22nd, 2017
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)

***July 14 – August 12: Ueno Summer Festival 2018 (Ueno) – See #9 above

July 28, Saturday

19.  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, July 28th, 2018
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

DSC_083420. 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, July 2th, 2018
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)

***July 14 – August 12: Ueno Summer Festival 2018 (Ueno) – See #9 above

July 29, Sunday

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

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

23. Nogi Shrine Fair (Roppongi, Tokyo) – See #17 above for details

***July 14 – August 12: Ueno Summer Festival 2018 (Ueno) – See #9 above

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  1. ARE THERE ANY ANTIQUE OR FLEA MARKETS IN EAST TOKYO IN MARCH?

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