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• Shopping • Kansai EventsJapanese antique markets

There are still some excellent deals to be found at Japan’s thousands of flea and temple markets. Here is a small list of markets in Kanto and Kansai.

KANSAI (around Kyoto, Nara, Osaka, Kobe):

Kitano Tenmangu (Kyoto)
A large market with a little bit of everything: antiques, used clothing, ceramics, food. Prices are good.
When: The 25th of every month
Where: Imadegawa Dori, between Nishi-oji and Senbon; take City Bus (5O) or (101) from JR Kyoto Station or (201) from Demachiyanagi Station to Kitano Tenmangu-mae

To-ji (Kyoto)
Largest and most famous temple market in Japan. A must for antique lovers.
When: First Sunday, and 21st of every month
Nearest station: JR Kyoto Station

Chion-ji (Kyoto)
A medium-sized market specialising in hand-made goods and crafts.
When: The 15th of every month (16th if it rains)
Nearest station: North of Kyoto University at Hyakumanben. Take bus no17, 201, 206.

Ohatsu Tenjin (Osaka)
Packed with stalls selling traditional tools, clothing, antiques, and more.
When: First Friday of every month
Nearest station: JR Osaka Station

Shintennoji Taishie (Osaka)
Over 600 stalls. Especially famous for chinaware, clothing and gift items.
When: 21st of every month
Nearest station: Shitennoji-mae on Tanimachi Subway Line

Ikutama Jinja (Osaka)
Small antique market.
When: 8th of every month
Nearest station: Tanimachi 9-chome on Tanimachi Subway Line

Domyo-ji Tenmangu (Osaka)
Small antique market.
When: 25th of every month
Nearest station: Kintetsu Domyo Station

Gokoku Jinja (Hyogo)
Antiques, clothes, and second-hand goods.
When: Fourth Sunday (cancelled if it rains)
Nearest station: Hankyu Rokko Station, take bus no 2 to Gokoku Jinja-mae

Suma-dera (Hyogo)
A small market with antiques and second-hand goods. Good prices.
When: First Sunday (second if it rains)
Nearest station: Sanyo Suma-dera Station

Iwashimizu Hachimangu (Shiga)
Small antique market.
When: Fourth Sunday
Nearest station: Take the cable car from Keihan Iwashimizu Hachimangu Station

KANTO (around Tokyo):

Arai Yakushi
This market’s specialty is ceramics. There are also old kimono, glass items, and clocks. Not much furniture.
When: First Sunday of every month
Nearest station: JR Nakano or Arai Yakushi stn, Seibu Shinjuku line

Fuda Tenjin
A small flea market at a temple. Prices are good on items of furniture, such as tansu (chests).
When: The 25th of every month
Nearest station: Chofu, Keio line

Hanazono Shrine Antique Market
From ancient pottery to brand new furniture, this kotto ichi (antique fair) offers the best buys.
When: Every Sunday
Nearest station: JR Shinjuku east exit or Shinjuku 3-chome stn Marunouchi line, exit B3

Heiwajima Antique Festival
Over 200 stalls brimming with old and new antiques.
When: May 3-5; June 30, July 1, 2; Sept 15-17; Dec 22-24
Nearest station: Heiwajima on Keihin Kyuko or Tokyu Ryutsu on the monorail

Takahata Fudo
Extensive flea market with a good mix of everything.
When: The third Sunday of every month
Nearest station: Takahata Fudo, Keio line

Togo Antique Market
Flea markets at Togo Shrine: kimono, yukata, hibachi, prints, used records, used clothes, more.
When: Every first, fourth and fifth Sunday
Nearest station: JR Harajuku, Chiyoda line, Meiji-Jingumae

Jinmeigu Antique Market
When: Every first Saturday
Nearest station: Asagaya, Chuo line, north exit

Kawagoe Antique Market
When: The 28th of every month
Nearest station: Kawagoe or Kawagoe-shi on Tobu Tojo or Saikyo lines

Nogi Antique Market
When: Second Sunday
Nearest station: Nogizaka, Chiyoda line

Urawa Antique Market
When: Fourth Saturday of every month
Nearest station: Urawa, Keihin Tohoku line

BY DATE:

First Friday
Ohatsu Tenjin (Osaka)

First Saturday
Jinmeigu Antique Market (Kanto: Asagaya)

First Sunday
Suma-dera (Hyogo)
To-ji (Kyoto)
Togo Antique Market (Kanto: Harajuku)
Hanazono Shrine Antique Market (Kanto: Shinjuku)
Arai Yakushi (Kanto: Arai Yakushi)

Second Sunday
Nogi Antique Market (Kanto: Nogizaka)
Hanazono Shrine Antique Market (Kanto: Shinjuku)

Third Sunday
Takahata Fudo (Kanto: Takahata Fudo)
Hanazono Shrine Antique Market (Kanto: Shinjuku)

Fourth Saturday
Urawa Antique Market (Kanto: Urawa)

Fourth Sunday
Iwashimizu Hachimangu (Shiga)
Gokoku Jinja (Hyogo)
Togo Antique Market (Kanto: Harajuku)
Hanazono Shrine Antique Market (Kanto: Shinjuku)

Fifth Sunday
Togo Antique Market (Kanto: Harajuku)
Hanazono Shrine Antique Market (Kanto: Shinjuku)

8th of every month
Ikutama Jinja (Osaka)

15th of every month
Chion-ji (Kyoto)

21st of every month
Shintennoji Taishie (Osaka)
To-ji (Kyoto)

25th of every month
Domyo-ji Tenmangu (Osaka)
Kitano Tenmangu (Kyoto)
Fuda Tenjin (Kanto: Chofu)

28th of every month
Kawagoe Antique Market (Kanto: Kawagoe)

May 3-5; June 30, July 1, 2; Sept 15-17; Dec 22-24
Heiwajima Antique Festival (Kanto: Heiwajima)

14 April 2005 - Kjeld Duits

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  1. Hello

    We are a Dutch couple who is going to visit Japan form 9-26 march 2007 .We are looking for antique fairs , most preferred large ones , in Tokyo – Yokahama and surroundings

    Can You help us finding this

    Many Thanks

    Fred & Ingrid

    Fred & Ingrid    Sunday February 11, 2007    #

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