Find the Perfect Souvenir at These Monthly Flea Markets in Tokyo

Find the Perfect Souvenir at These Monthly Flea Markets in Tokyo

Every month Tokyo is host to many exciting flea markets on the weekends. These flea markets offer an immersive experience into the city’s rich culture and diverse offerings, serving as the perfect spot to find a rare or unique souvenir. Whether you’re on the hunt for an original souvenir or simply seeking to soak in the lively atmosphere, you will find plenty of entertainment at Tokyo’s antique markets. In this post you will learn about the flea market dates and information for the upcoming month of March, but keep in mind these flea markets are hosted monthly.

Click the button below to book your stay at The Millennials Shibuya.

Click the button below to book your stay at THE LIVELY TOKYO AZABUJUBAN.

Click the button below to book your stay at HOTEL GRAPHY NEZU

Photo by taku kato

Hanazono Shrine Antique Market

Nestled within the serene grounds of Hanazono Shrine, the Hanazono Shrine Antique Market offers a delightful escape into the world of vintage treasures and cultural richness. This quaint flea market, boasting between 25 and 30 stalls each week, is a haven for history enthusiasts and art lovers alike. From quaint furniture pieces to fascinating collectibles like old coins, the fair showcases a diverse array of antiques that reflect Japan’s rich cultural tapestry. Despite its proximity to the bustling Kabukicho district, stepping into the shrine grounds transports visitors into a realm of tranquility, providing a serene backdrop for exploring the treasures on display. Conveniently located just a short walk from Shinjuku-sanchome station and Shinjuku station, the Antique Fair is easily accessible to both locals and tourists seeking to immerse themselves in the charm of Japanese antiquities. Whether you’re a seasoned antique aficionado or a curious cultural explorer, you will find a unique souvenir to add to your collection during a visit to the Hanazono Shrine Antique Fair.

Dates: March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Hours: 6:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Cancelled in case of rain)
Location: Hanazono Shrine

Ohi Racecourse Flea Market

The Ohi Racecourse Flea Market, held nearly every weekend at Oi Racecourse, features up to 600 stalls, and offers an eclectic mix of goods ranging from used clothes and household items to rare collector’s items and antiques. Unlike traditional markets, Ohi Keibajo has a unique flair, resembling a US car boot sale infused with Japanese charm. Visitors can expect flexible prices and diverse offerings, from bric-a-brac to anime toys. Despite its departure from traditional antiques, the market provides insight into Japanese culture and everyday life, attracting both locals and tourists seeking affordable finds and authentic experiences. So, whether you’re a seasoned shopper or a curious traveler, Ohi Keibajo promises an unforgettable adventure in Tokyo’s bustling marketplace scene.

Dates: March 2, 3, 9,10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31
Hours: 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (Cancelled in case of rain)
Location: Oi Racecourse

Oedo Antique Market

Oedo Antique Market, hailed as Japan’s largest outdoor antique market, offers a diverse array of treasures including Japanese pottery, Western tableware, traditional clothing and accessories. This market draws crowds of locals and foreigners alike. The market invites visitors to browse through stalls brimming with unique finds. To beat the crowds, arrive early as vendors begin to close around 3 p.m. Remember to bring cash as most booths only accept it, and conveniently, there are nearby ATMs for withdrawals. Whether you’re seeking vintage decor or Edo-era treasures, the Oedo Antique Market promises an unforgettable shopping experience in Tokyo.

Dates: March 10 and 24
Hours: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Cancelled in case of rain)
Location: Tokyo International Forum

Tokyo Romantic Flea Market

Tokyo Romantic Market features over 100 shops showcasing antiques, vintage items, handicrafts, accessories, fine art, organic foods and plants, making it the perfect spot to visit for an eclectic souvenir. This vibrant market, featuring more than 50 booths, transforms the space into a colorful spectacle, drawing visitors seeking unique treasures and delightful treats. Whether you’re in search of international antiques, vintage goods or organic delights, the ever-changing lineup of vendors ensures a fresh experience with each visit. Set against the backdrop of Shibuya’s greenery, the market provides a relaxed Sunday spot for browsing and discovering hidden gems.

Dates: March 10 and 24
Hours: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Cancelled in case of rain)
Location: Bellesalle Shibuya Garden

Heiwajima Antique Fair

Japan’s oldest indoor antiques fair, the Heiwajima Antique Fair, boasts around 300 dealers from across Japan showcasing their wares. From porcelain tableware to traditional toys, the fair offers an extensive range of items, attracting antique enthusiasts and collectors alike. Unlike some flea markets, this fair features more professional antique dealers, resulting in higher prices and less bargaining. Established in 1978, it has earned a reputation as Japan’s oldest and most prestigious antique fair. With over 280 dealers, visitors can explore Japanese, Asian and Western artifacts, including lacquerware, ceramics, dolls, and textiles. The unique indoor setting provides a comfortable shopping experience, albeit with slightly higher prices. Bargaining is still accepted, adding excitement to the hunt for valuable finds. Early attendance is recommended to secure sought-after pieces, and delivery services for large items ensure a hassle-free shopping experience.

Dates: March 15, 16, 17
Hours: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: Tokyo Ryutsu Center

Kawaii Flea Market

Located in Ikebukuro and occasionally in Nakano, the Kawaii Flea Market offers more than just clothing shopping. While it caters primarily to feminine tastes, all are welcome to explore its offerings. Beyond pre-loved clothing, the market showcases crafts, antiques, and various cute items. Patrons can enjoy browsing stalls manned by independent artists, adding to the market’s vibrant atmosphere. However, it’s worth noting that the market’s operations can be unpredictable, subject to factors like weather conditions and visitor traffic. Despite occasional quiet periods, the market sometimes hosts live performances during peak times, enhancing the shopping experience. Whether you’re a fashion enthusiast, craft lover or simply seeking a unique experience, the Kawaii Flea Market promises something special for all genders to enjoy.

Dates: March 31
Hours: 6:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Cancelled in case of rain)
Location: Sunshine City

Machida Tenmangu Antique Fair

Come rain or shine, the Machida Tenmangu Antique Fair held on the 1st of every month (except January and November) at the Machida Tenmangu Shrine promises a delightful immersion into the world of traditional Japanese antiques. With around 120 vendors offering a diverse range of treasures, this vibrant market is a haven for antique enthusiasts from all corners of Tokyo and beyond. From vintage kimonos with intricate designs to meticulously crafted porcelain tableware, each item tells a unique story of Japan’s rich cultural heritage. As you explore the fair, you’ll also encounter furniture from the 1940s exuding timeless charm, ornate lacquerware, and finely carved wooden sculptures showcasing exquisite craftsmanship. Beyond shopping, the shrine itself is a masterpiece, with its main building captivating visitors with artistic brilliance. Seek solace amidst the hustle and bustle and discover the spiritual serenity of Machida Tenmangu Shrine, where students often flock during exam time seeking success and good fortune.

Dates: March 1
Hours: 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Cancelled in case of rain)
Location: Machida Tenmangu Shrine

The Millennials Shibuya is the ultimate high-tech capsule hotel experience. 6-min walk from Shibuya Station. 120 SmartPod units, IoT integration, futuristic design, and coworking spaces.

Click the button below to book your stay at The Millennials Shibuya.

THE LIVELY TOKYO AZABUJUBAN crafts a luxurious lifestyle with 62 elegant rooms and attractive facilities including a rooftop bar with a great atmosphere.

Click the button below to book your stay at THE LIVELY TOKYO AZABUJUBAN.

A little urban oasis located in the heart of Yanesen and near Ueno station. This hostel-like space is the perfect place to come together and take a break from busy Tokyo.

Click the button below to book your stay at HOTEL GRAPHY NEZU

Explore city history at our hybrid hostel + hotel. GRAND OPENING in March 2024. Immerse in urban charm and a unique stay experience.

Read more: Introducing the Staff at HOTEL GRAPHY SHIBUYA, opening in March 2024
LIVELY HOTELS Seek to Redefine Hostel Hospitality With the Grand Opening of HOTEL GRAPHY SHIBUYA