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The Best Flea & Antique Markets in Tokyo

Below is a list of the flea & antique markets that are held on a regular basis in Tokyo. There are other events such as the Heiwajima Antique Fair which take place during the year so be sure to check out the events calendar for further details.

Oedo Antique Market

Arguably the main antique market in Japan, vendors gather at the Tokyo International Forum near Yurakucho Station.  The market began in September 2003 to celebrate 400 years since the start of the Tokugawa shogunate and Edo (now Tokyo) as the de facto capital of Japan. Whereas other antique markets are a mix of handcrafted goods and food stalls, Oedo Antique Market is almost uniquely antiques—and the price tags of some of the rarer items may have some making a double-take. But for antique lovers, or even those in search of something truly unique, then the market is a must. It's location almost means that once you've scoured the stalls, you can make the 5-minute walk to Ginza and stroll down the pedestrianized Chuo-Dori.

  • Items on sale might not be for everyone...

    Items on sale might not be for everyone...

  • About half of the vendors lay their wares out on white carpets ni the plaza

    About half of the vendors lay their wares out on white carpets ni the plaza

Event Details

9:00-16:00 on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month.

Access | Google Maps

Easiest access is from Yurakucho Station on the JR Yamanote Line. The Tokyo International Forum is also a 10-minute walk from Ginza.

Akasaka Antique Market

Although marketing itself as a flea market, the Akasaka Antique Market isn't your normal items-spread-out-on-a-mat affair; like its venue and surroundings, it has an upmarket feel for a monthly market. Nor is it only an antiques market—vendors selling handmade arts and crafts and boutique brands are interspersed amongst the antique dealers, and there are food vans nearby. The market is held in ARK Karajan Place in Ark Hills.

Photograph above by Marei from the Visit Minato City website.

Event Details

11:00-16:00 on the 4th Sunday of each month.

Access | Google Maps

Closest station is Roppongi-Itchome.

Shinagawa Intercity Flea Market

While this flea market may not offer the greatest setting, housed as it is in the Shinagawa Intercity Building, it does have perhaps the most eclectic mix wares from jars of buttons and utensils to retro electronics and clothing. Also, because most of the market is undercover, it’s a good option if you find yourself stuck indoors on a rainy day.

Event Details

10:00-16:00 every Sunday.

Access | Google Maps

A short walk from Shinagawa Station

Aoyama Weekly Antique Market

About 20-30 antique vendors gather every Saturday at the same place as the UNU Farmer’s Market to show off their wares. Don’t expect ornaments to be lying on cardboard sheets on the ground—as with everything in Aoyama this is an antique market with a touch of class. You can see a list of vendors that will make an appearance on the official website.

Event Details

10:00-16:00 on Saturdays.

Access | Google Maps

Come out of Exit B2 from Omotesando Station and walk straight. The market will be on your right after about 150 meters.

Oi Racecourse (Tokyo City) Flea Market

Also known as Tokyo City Flea Market, this flea market is probably the biggest of its kind in the city. Over 600 vendors gather on Saturday and Sunday every weekend to peddle a wide range of wares.

Photo by Shuzo Serikawa on Flickr (used under CC)

Event Details

9:00-15:00. Admission is free.

Access | Google Maps

Tokyo City Flea Market, 1-6-26 Katsushima, Shinagawa, Tokyo 140-0012 | A short walk from Shinagawa Station.

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