Flea Markets in Japan (2017 update)

Intro

Flea markets are getting more and more popular in Japan, that’s a fact. Generally located in the vicinity of shrines, and featuring a variety of items ranging from handmade silver jewelry and traditional Asian and Japanese clothes (e.g. kimono) to antique furniture, old vinyls and crockery, Japanese flea markets appeal to all kind of customers, tourists included.

In fact, if you are visiting Japan as a tourist, flea markets might be a great place to buy Japanese souvenirs, since all sorts of Japanese goods – from handicrafts and antiques to the latest cartoon character goods – can be found there.

In Tokyo, you should be able to find a few flea markets every weekend. Three major flea markets are held at Meiji Park with about 600 merchants, Shinjuku Chuo Park with about 250 stalls, Yoyogi Park with more than 800 stalls, and at Oi horse race track.

Keep in mind that there are two kind of merchants at flea markets in Tokyo and Yokohama. Professional merchants are pretty easy to identify, as they are usually located in separate areas of the flea market. They also sell high quality antiques & vintage items, which uniqueness reflects on the price. Amateur merchants (many of them Chinese) generally sell bric-a-brac as well cheap clothes, but nonetheless manage to gather large crowds of Japanese buyers and tourists, who come to rummage for hidden gems lost in haystacks of dusty junk.


IMPORTANT NOTE: This blog offers an overview of hundreds of flea markets from around the world. For this reason we have limited time and resources to keep each review up to date with precise information regarding flea markets’ opening days. In the case of flea markets running on a relative regular schedule (Saturday and/or Sunday, last/first Sunday of the month, Monday to Sunday, etc), the opening dates we provide are accurate.

Antique fairs in Tokyo and Yokohama, however, operate on a more random schedule. So we advise you to verify beforehand their opening dates. We recommend for instance Best Living Japan, which provides month on month updated information on Japan Antique Markets, or to use our flea market calendar of Tokyo’s best flea markets. Last but not least, most outside markets in Tokyo get usually cancelled when raining. So keep that in mind when planning a trip to the flea market.

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164 comments

  1. itrina

    How do I find out when they are open? I’m interested in Yoyogi or Meiji for the last weekend in September 2013 (28th and 29th). Any ideas?

    • Hi Carl, don’t you think this is being a little bit “radical” to qualify an entire website as “useless”? If there’s anything you’ve seen in a particular blog post that seems inaccurate, you’re free to highlight it, so we can correct/comment it. But bashing our contributors, is, I think, no appropriate behavior.

        • Guest

          And what are you, a friend, employee or owner of this site? (Creating a Disqus profile just to respond to my comment is just sad.) BTW, moron, all you have to do to look up someone’s comment history is to click on their name. No need to link anything. Welcome to the internet.

          • karu wa baka desu yo

            wow, and a quick glance at your comment history, carl, shows that your hobby seems to be rudely criticising anyone and anything, with nothing positive to say at all.

            i wouldn’t worry about him, flea market insiders. i doubt anything would make him happy – even if you posted hourly updates he’d find fault.

          • Christina

            Carl McIntyre, I am not a friend nor employee of anyone at the site. I just stumbled upon your mean-spirited comments while looking for a flea market to visit during an upcoming trip to Tokyo. Why you gotta be so mean, man?
            BTW, I found a lot of great info on this site. Kudos and thanks.
            Christina

  2. karu wa janai

    does anyone know when the yoyogi flea markets are happening in april 2015? i’ll be in town for the first two weeks, it’d help my planning if i know before i go.

    • Guest

      There are quite a number of other websites that publish that info. Ashley, why don’t you use that rare search tool, google.com?

    • Hi Karu wa janai! Thanks for stopping by :)

      The next dates for the (monthly) YoYogi Park flea market for 2015, will be: June 27th, July 26th, September 6th, October 24th, November 28th, December 27th. However, if you’re in town for the first two weeks of April 2015, you might be able to attend the Tokyo International Forum (it is the Largest outdoor Antique Market in Japan with 250 dealers, according to http://www.antique-market.jp). Upcoming dates: April 5th & 19th, May 17th (from 9:00 to 16:00 – Closed in Case of rain – admission free). Address: 5-1Marunouchi 3 choume,Chiyoda-ku,Tokyo.

      Useful resources for the YoYogi Park flea market: https://www.facebook.com/antique.market.yoyogipark & http://www.antique-market.jp/english/

      I hope that helps :)

      • karu wa janai

        aw, darn. i have two other events on the 5th, both date specific, so i can’t make it to the antique market. and no yoyogi market at all in april? they’re so capricious with their timing! i’m lucky to have stumbled on it by chance a few years ago, i suppose that’s gotta be enough for now. thanks for your reply :-)

  3. jane

    I will going to Tokyo between Jun 3-10, 2015. Can you recommend for vintage fashion both of clothes and bags of flea market? Thank you in advance.

    • Hi Jane,

      If you’re going to Tokyo between June 3rd-10th, you should be able to attend the “Tokyo International Forum”, which labels itself as the Largest outdoor Antique Market in Japan with 250 dealers (address: 5-1Marunouchi 3 choume,Chiyoda-ku,Tokyo). The flea market will run on June 7th and 21st 2015.

      The “Oedo Antique Market” at Yoyogi Park will unfortunately run on June 27th, so you won’t be able to attend it I guess.

      Keep in mind that June is generally the peak of the rainy season in Japan, which may have an influence on which markets will run and which won’t (most open air markets). If the weather is foul, flea markets often get cancelled unless they are located indoors (for example, Oi Keibajo is outdoor but has some relative cover). Your best bet is to check the organizers’ websites (using Google Translate to help, if necessary) before making any plans.

  4. jkryslur

    Hi, Heading to Tokyo tomorrow 4/2/15. Can anyone tell me what flea markets will be happening this weekend 4/4 and 4/5 and also 4/11

    • Hi jkryslur, if you are in Tokyo on the 4th and 5th of April, you could try the antique market in Tomioka Hachiman Shrine (April 5th). The Oi Racetrack Flea Market, one of Tokyo’s biggest and most popular flea markets with around 600 vendors, will also be open this weekend (Saturday April 4th and Sunday 5th). This is an absolutely must do: it’s gigantic!

      Also running on sunday April 5th, the Yasukuni Shrine antique market and the Oedo antique market (Tokyo International Forum) are worth a look.

  5. Anjana Banerjee

    Went to the Shinjuku central park flea market yesterday April 2 nd, Thursday, it was a sunny day but there was no market only a couple of food trucks. This was the only place in Tokyo I found no one paid any attention to the restrictions at the park, like litter, smoking and bicycle riding, eating, feeding the pigeons.

  6. mabel

    Hi, I’ll be in Tokyo between 10-14 April. Can you recommend some antique or flea markets for vintage fashion, like watches, clothes and bags?
    Shinjuku Nomura Building Flea Market seems like the type I want, will it opened during my stay?
    Thanks!!

  7. Michael

    Hi, thanks for an informative site. Anyone knows when in May any flea markets in Tokyo area take place? Some years ago there was a market twice a month in Nozki jinja in Harajuku. Has it stopped?

    • Hi Michael, if you’re looking for a flea market to attend in May in Tokyo, there are a few monthly flea markets you might want to have a look at. Keep in mind that even if most flea markets are scheduled on a monthly basis, they may be cancelled if it rains.

      Fleas scheduled in May (check back the following page beginning of may, in order to make sure that these flea are still up: http://www.bestlivingjapan.com/category/events/antique-flea-markets/:

      – Kasai Shrine Antique Fair (Katsushika-ku) on May 2nd 2015 (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
      – Asagaya Garakuta Ichi Antique Fair (Suginami-ku) on May 2nd 2015 (9:00 am to 4:00 pm)
      – O-Edo Antique Market (International Forum, Yurakucho) on May 2nd 2015 (9:00 am to 4:00 pm)
      – Arai Yakushi Antique Fair (Arai, Tokyo) on May 2nd 2015 (6:00 am to 3:30 pm)

      – etc

      Here are Tokyo’s flea market schedules for April 2015. Since most flea markets featured there occur on a monthly basis, the same information should apply to may.

      Enjoy!

  8. Bon

    Hello, I will be visiting Tokyo from 23rd – 30th and would really appreciate any tips on flea markets that will be on while I’m there. I am mainly looking for vintage clothing.
    Many Thanks

    • Hi Bon, the Yoyogi Park which was supposed to take place on April 25th 2015 has unfortunately been cancelled (next flea market at Yoyogi Park will be on 27th June). However, you could try your luck at the following fairs:

      – Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine Antique Fair (Fukagawa, Tokyo) on April 26th, 2015
      – Hanazono Shrine Antique Fair (Shinjuku, Tokyo) also on April 26th, 2015
      – Nogi Shrine Fair (Roppongi, Tokyo) on April 26th, 2015
      – Tama Antique Fair (Tachikawa, Tokyo) on April 26th, 2015
      – Kawagoe Antique Fair (Kawagoe, Saitama) on April 28th, 2015

      I suggest you have a look at this page which features all the information above + additional details: http://www.bestlivingjapan.com/april-2015-tokyo-area-antique-and-flea-markets/

      Enjoy from your trip in Tokyo!

  9. Idol Hart

    Hi, I will be in Tokyo on 9 & 10 May. Can you let me know what markets will be on? Is the one at the oi race track on every weekend? I am mainly interested in trash and treasure. Thanks :)

      • Idol Hart

        That’s ok and appreciate your reply :) We went to the one at the Oi Racetrack – it was great. Any ideas for Kyoto this Saturday? Cheers, IH

        • Sorry again for the late answer, but we’re currently on a road trip to Uzbekistan, with limited access to the internet :( So which flea market did you manage to visit in Kyoto? Did you go to the Kyoto City Hall Flea Market or maybe the Tadasu ichi?

          Next time you’re in Kyoto, you should also try and visit the Kobo-san Market at To-ji Temple (on the 21st of each month) and the Tenjin-san Market at Kitano-tenmangu Shrine (on the 25th of each month) :)

  10. ลอมฟาง ลครพล

    Hi, I will going to Tokyo between Jun 10-16, 2015. Can you recommend some antique or flea markets? Thank you :)

    • Hey ลอมฟาง ลครพล ! If you’re traveling to Tokyo between June 10th & 16th 2015, you might be able to attend a few flea markets!

      Saturday June 13th:

      1/ Gokokuji Antique Fair (Otsuka, Tokyo) from 9 am to 4 pm: 25-40 vendors selling predominately Japanese products.

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      Sunday June 14th:

      1/ Fussa Shichifukujin Antique Fair (Fussa, Tokyo) from 6 am to 3 pm: 35 sellers of Japanese household items and crafts
      2/ Yasukuni Shrine Antique Fair (Kudanshita, Tokyo) from 8 am to 3.30pm: smaller market with 10-20 sellers with odds and ends
      3/ Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine Antique Fair (Fukagawa, Tokyo) from 8 am to 3.30pm: between 50-80 sellers wide selection of antiques
      4/ Hanazono Shrine Antique Fair (Shinjuku, Tokyo) from 9 am to 4 pm: between 25-30 sellers wide selection of antiques

      You can find the address + details of all fairs in Tokyo for the month of June 2015, on this website: http://www.bestlivingjapan.com/june-2015-tokyo-area-antique-and-flea-markets/

      Happy flea market hunting!

    • Hi David! If you’re in Tokyo between 19-21 June, you’ll be able to attend at least one of the 6 flea markets organized over the weekend! Lucky you!

      Here are the dates and details of Tokyo’s flea markets during the weekend of 19-21 June, 2015 (source:http://www.bestlivingjapan.com/june-2015-tokyo-area-antique-and-flea-markets/)

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      SATURDAY JUNE 20TH, 2015

      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.
      • Time: 6:00 to 16:00
      • 200 sellers
      • Address: Yamato Promenade, Kanagawa

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      SUNDAY JUNE 21ST, 2015

      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”.
      • Times: 9:00 – 16:00
      • about 80 vendors
      • Address: 3-13-37 Katase, Fujisawa, Kanagawa Prefecture
      • Website: (Temple website in Japanese only) http://ryukoji.jp/01info.html

      YASUKUNI SHRINE ANTIQUE FAIR (KUDANSHITA, TOKYO)
      Yasukuni Shrine is a Shinto shrine in Chiyoda, Tokyo. It was founded by Emperor Meiji and commemorates anyone who had died in service of the Empire of Japan. Not the most impressive market, but entertaining if you are going to see Yasukuni Shrine.times: 9:00 a.m. to 16:00 p.m. It is held almost every Sunday.
      • Time: 8:00 to 15:30
      • smaller market with 10-20 sellers with odds and ends
      • Address: 3-1-1 Kidankita, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
      • Website: http://www.yasukuni.or.jp/english/index.html

      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.
      • Time: 9:00 to 16:00
      • between 25-30 sellers wide selection of antiques
      • Address: 5-17-3 Shinjuku, Tokyo
      • Website: http://www.hanazono-jinja.or.jp/mt/top/ (Shrine site, no English)

      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.
      • Time: 9:00 to 16:00
      • 250 sellers: 2/3 Japanese antiques and crafts and 1/3 other
      • Address: 3-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku,Tokyo
      • Website: http://www.antique-market.jp/eng/index.shtml

      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. 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.
      • Times: 9:00 – 16:00
      • 120 sellers
      • Address: 733 Takahata,Hino-shi, Tōkyō-to
      • Website: http://www.takahatafudoson.or.jp/

    • Hi Ning,

      If you’re in Tokyo around July 18th, there are a few flea markets you might to visit. I’m including a very short list below, but I strongly advise you to have a look at this link at the beginning of July, as they give a list of all flea markets in Tokyo which are running in July (the link is currently pointing to nothing, but it will be active around July 4th): http://www.bestlivingjapan.com/july-2015-tokyo-area-antique-and-flea-markets/

      Enjoy your trip, and happy thrifting!

      O-EDO ANTIQUE MARKET (INTERNATIONAL FORUM, YURAKUCHO) – Held twice a month; 1st and 3rd Sundays.
      Date: Sunday, July 5th & 19th
      Time: 9:00 to 16:00
      Address: 3-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku,Tokyo
      What is for sale: 250 merchants selling 2/3 Japanese antiques and crafts and 1/3 other

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      TOMIOKA HACHIMANGU SHRINE ANTIQUE FAIR (FUKAGAWA, TOKYO) – The Antique Fair is held most Sundays.
      Date: Sunday, July 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th, 2015 (please check dates at website below, some weekends are cancelled)
      Time: 8:00 to 15:30
      Address: 1-20-3 Tomioka, Koto-ku, Tokyo
      What is for sale: between 50-80 merchants selling a good selection of Japanese antiques from plates to kimono.

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      HANAZONO SHRINE ANTIQUE FAIR (SHINJUKU, TOKYO) – The Antique Fair is held 2 to 3 times each month on Sundays.
      Time: 9:00 to 16:00
      Address: 5-17-3 Shinjuku, Tokyo
      What is for sale: between 25-30 sellers selling a wide selection of antiques

    • Hi Fiona! If you’re in Tokyo on Sunday June 28th, here is a list of flea markets you could visit that day (source: bestlivingjapan.com)

      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.
      Times: 5:00 to 16:00
      Address: 9-2 Kubo-cho, Kawagoe City

      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.
      What is for sale: 40 merchants selling 2/3 Japanese antiques and crafts and 1/3 other
      Times: 9:00 to 15:00 p.m.
      Address: 8-11-27 Akasaka, Minato-ku

      Tama Antique Fair (Tachikawa, Tokyo) – Tama Antique Fair is held at Suwa Shrine in Tachikawa.
      Time: 7:00 to 16:00
      What is for sale: 50 merchants selling Japanese antiques to toys and art

      Yasukuni Shrine Antique Fair (Kudanshita, Tokyo) – Yasukuni Shrine is a Shinto shrine in Chiyoda, Tokyo. It was founded by Emperor Meiji and commemorates anyone who had died in service of the Empire of Japan. Not the most impressive market, but entertaining if you are going to see Yasukuni Shrine.times: 9:00 a.m. to 16:00 p.m. It is held almost every Sunday.
      Time: 8:00 to 15:30
      Address: 3-1-1 Kidankita, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

      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.
      Time: 8:00 to 15:30
      Address: 1-20-3 Tomioka, Koto-ku, Tokyo

      Hanazono Shrine Antique Fair (Shinjuku, Tokyo) – Hanazono Shrine is the largest shrine in Shinjuku district and is known as the guardian of Shinjuku.
      Time: 9:00 to 16:00
      Address: 5-17-3 Shinjuku, Tokyo

    • Hi Hannah! If you’re staying in Tokyo between July 4th and July 15th, here are a few flea markets/antiques fairs you could attend (source: bestlivingjapan.com)

      Kasai Shrine Antique Fair (Katsushika-ku) – Every month on the first Saturday except January and November. Date: Saturday 4th July
      Address: 6-10-5 Higashikanamachi, Katsushika-ku, Tokyo

      Asagaya Garakuta Ichi Antique Fair (Suginami-ku) — The fair is held every month on the first Saturday at Asagaya Shinmeigu Shrine. Date: Saturday 4th July
      Address: Asagaya Shinmeigu Shrine, 1-25-5 Asagaya-Kita, Suginami-ku, Tokyo

      O-Edo Antique Market (International Forum, Yurakucho) – Held twice a month; 1st and 3rd Sundays. Date: Sunday 5th & 12th July
      Address: 3-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku,Tokyo

      Yasukuni Shrine Antique Fair (Kudanshita, Tokyo) – Held almost every sunday. Date: Sunday 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th July
      Address: 3-1-1 Kidankita, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

      Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine Antique Fair (Fukagawa, Tokyo) – This shrine is the largest Hachiman shrine in Tokyo. The Antique Fair is held most Sundays. Date: Sunday 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th July (call before to check the fair is operating)
      Address: 1-20-3 Tomioka, Koto-ku, Tokyo

      Hanazono Shrine Antique Fair (Shinjuku, Tokyo) – Hanazono Shrine is the largest shrine in Shinjuku district. Interesting selection of antiques from coins to some small furniture. The Antique Fair is held 2 to 3 times each month on Sundays. Dates in July: TBC on http://www.bestlivingjapan.com/july-2015-tokyo-area-antique-and-flea-markets/
      Address: 5-17-3 Shinjuku, Tokyo

      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. Date: Sunday 5th July
      Address: 5-3-5 Arai, Nakano-ku, Tokyo

      Gokokuji Antique Fair (Otsuka, Tokyo) – The Gokokuji Antique Fair is held every month on the second Saturday. Date: Sunday 12th July
      Address: 5-40-1 Otsuka, Bunkyo-ku

      Fussa Shichifukujin Antique Fair (Fussa, Tokyo) – The Fussa Antique Fair takes place at Kumagawa Shrine in Fussa every second Sunday. Date: Sunday 12th July
      Address: Kumagawa Shrine, 658-1 Kumagawa, Fussa, Tokyo 197-0003

      Happy shopping!

  11. Orange Som Prapai

    Hello, I am going to be in Tokyo from September 25th-September 29th, please recommend some Flea Markets, thank you.

  12. sleth

    hi, do you have idea where can i buy secondhand watch on one of this flea markets scheduled this july? thank you very much

    • Hi Ryan! The Hanazono Shrine Antique Fair (Shinjuku, Tokyo) is located on the Yamanote and Chuo Lines (7 min walk from Shinjuku Sta.). The Hanazono Shrine is the largest shrine in Shinjuku district and is known as the guardian of Shinjuku. The Antique Fair is held 2 to 3 times each month on Sundays and features between 25-30 merchants selling a wide selection of antiques.

      Upcoming Dates: Sunday, July 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th 2015 (Time: 9:00 to 16:00)

      For more flea markets in Tokyo operating in July, please follow this link: http://www.bestlivingjapan.com/july-2015-tokyo-area-antique-and-flea-markets/

  13. Jtake

    I will be in Tokyo from July 25th through August 13th. My daughter is interested in going to the Yoyogi Flea Market. Does anyone know the schedule for this time period? If there are any other flea markets that you can recommend for a teenage girl, that would be great!

    • Hi Jtake! If you’re traveling to Tokyo from July 25th through August 13th, then you’ll be able to attend the O-Edo Antique Market in Yoyogi Park. Gathering twice or thrice a month (1st and 3rd Sundays) more than 250 merchants, this flea market is one of the most famous in Tokyo. Next dates in July: Sunday, July 5th, 19th & 26th 2015. August should be Sundays, August 2nd & 16th.

      If you’re looking for other flea markets that could be a great fit for a teenage girl, I’d recommend to get in touch with Lauren of bestlivingjapan.com (http://www.bestlivingjapan.com/contact). She might even be able to recommend you other fun places to visit with your daughter!

      Enjoy your trip in Tokyo, and please don’t hesitate to share your own experience of the Yoyogi Park flea market!

    • Hi Exanimus, I would have recommended the Yamato Antique Fair (Yamato, Kanagawa) and its 200 sellers, but the flea market took place last Saturday and won’t return until August.
      As per the Yokohama Kottou World 2015 (Minato Mirai, Yokohama), the next edition will be on Friday 13th, Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th November 2015.

  14. M.

    Hi Ashley and Nicolas, thanks for the very helpful post!

    I will be in Tokyo from 13-16 Oct (unfortunately weekdays) and will be missing on the weekend fleas. From your post, I’m guessing the ones going are:
    1. Shinjuku Nomura Building Flea Market
    2. Shinjuku Central park Flea Market (Shinjuku Chu-o Kouen)
    3. Asakusa Sumida Park Flea Market

    The rest seem pretty out of the way.

    Any suggestions on any others worthwhile? As well as comments on the above 3? Hoping to visit fleas with cheap treasures!

    Thanks,
    M

    • Hi M! Great to hear that you’ll be enjoying Tokyo for a few days in October :) But too bad that you can’t manage to stay there over the weekend. As you will have read it in this article, the most interesting flea markets in the city tend to take place exclusively on the weekend. There are indeed a few other markets that take place from time to time during week-days, but they don’t occur on a regular basis. And I unfortunately don’t have their schedule (yet) for the month of October. Also, depending on what you’re looking for, those weekdays flea market might/might not be a good fit.

      I would recommend you to get in touch with Lauren of BestLivingJapan ( http://www.bestlivingjapan.com/contact/ ) who might help you find a weekday flea market for October :)

  15. HooiFang Kim

    Hi, I’m going to Tokyo from 5-9 September, could you please recommend some flea markets? Thank you very much! :)

    • Hi HooiFang Kim! If you’re in Tokyo from 5th-9th September, you might want to try the following venues:

      – 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. One of the best flea markets in Tokyo.

      – Gokokuji Antique Fair (Otsuka, Tokyo) – The Gokokuji Antique Fair is held every month on the second Saturday.

      – Yasukuni Shrine Antique Fair (Kudanshita, Tokyo) – Not the most impressive market, but entertaining if you are going to see Yasukuni Shrine.times: 9:00 a.m. to 16:00 p.m. It is held almost every Sunday.

      – Hanazono Shrine Antique Fair (Shinjuku, Tokyo) – Hanazono Shrine is the largest shrine in Shinjuku district and is known as the guardian of Shinjuku. Interesting selection of antiques from coins to some small furniture. The Antique Fair is held 2 to 3 times each month on Sundays.

      – 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.

      I hope this helps!

      Source: http://www.bestlivingjapan.com/august-2015-tokyo-area-antique-and-flea-markets/

  16. Misha

    Hi, I will be Tokyo from 14th Aug till 30th Aug. Please can you recommend some flea markets , time and place? Yoroshikuonegaishimasu. Thank you!

    • Hi Misha! If you’re traveling to Tokyo from 14th Aug till 30th Aug, you might be able to attend some of the most awaited flea markets of the capital like:

      – Yamato Antique Fair (Yamato, Kanagawa): Aug. 15th
      – O-Edo Antique Market (International Forum, Yurakucho): Aug. 16th
      – Yasukuni Shrine Antique Fair (Kudanshita, Tokyo): Aug. 16th
      – Hanazono Shrine Antique Fair (Shinjuku, Tokyo): Aug. 16th
      – Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine Antique Fair (Fukagawa, Tokyo): Aug. 23rd & Aug 30th

      You can find the full list of Tokyo flea markets (August 2015), as well as full details for the above mentioned flea market, here: http://www.bestlivingjapan.com/august-2015-tokyo-area-antique-and-flea-markets/

      Enjoy your trip to Tokyo, and let us know how it went :)

  17. Atipboyd St Pit

    I will be at tokyo on 11-15 sep. 2015. Please can you recommend some flea markets, time and place? Thank you

  18. Oregan Freeman

    Hi, I will be in Tokyo from the 10th Oct-17th Oct can you recommend the best flea markets for clothing & jewelry Thanks

  19. Shruti

    Hi, I will be in Tokyo from 5th to 10 September. Can you recommend some nice flea markets around that time!? Thanks in advance!

    • Hi Shruti! If you’re in Tokyo from 5th-10th September, you might want to try the following venues:

      – 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. One of the best flea markets in Tokyo.

      – Gokokuji Antique Fair (Otsuka, Tokyo) – The Gokokuji Antique Fair is held every month on the second Saturday.

      – Yasukuni Shrine Antique Fair (Kudanshita, Tokyo) – Not the most impressive market, but entertaining if you are going to see Yasukuni Shrine.times: 9:00 a.m. to 16:00 p.m. It is held almost every Sunday.

      – Hanazono Shrine Antique Fair (Shinjuku, Tokyo) – Hanazono Shrine is the largest shrine in Shinjuku district and is known as the guardian of Shinjuku. Interesting selection of antiques from coins to some small furniture. The Antique Fair is held 2 to 3 times each month on Sundays.

      – 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.

      I hope this helps!

      Source: http://www.bestlivingjapan.com/category/events/antique-flea-markets/

  20. Lia Sukanto

    Hi I will be in Tokyo on 25th – 30th Sept 2015, can you recommend some flea market around that time? thank you very much

  21. Zeynep Yalcinkaya

    hello, I’ll be at Tokyo between 13-26 september 2015 and also I’ll visit Osaka and kyoto at 20-21-22 september.
    which flea markets do you recommend me? thank you in advance!

    • Hi Zeynep, if you’re in Tokyo between 13-26 september 2015, you might want to visit the following flea markets that will take place on Sunday September 13th (keep in mind that most flea markets in Japan take place on weekend. Very few actually happen during week days):

      – Antique Fair at Fuda Tenjin Shrine in Chofu City
      – Yasukuni Shrine Antique Fair (Kudanshita, Tokyo)
      – Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine Antique Fair (Fukagawa, Tokyo)
      – Hanazono Shrine Antique Fair (Shinjuku, Tokyo)
      – Fussa Shichifukujin Antique Fair (Fussa, Tokyo)

      You can get directions to the above locations + more info by following this link:
      http://www.bestlivingjapan.com/september-2015-tokyo-area-antique-and-flea-markets/

      We wish you much fun & luck in Japan!

  22. victor

    great resource, thanks! Will be in Tokyo mid Nov 2015, specifically on the 07/08 Nov and 14/15 Nov weekends. Will there be any flea markets open during this time? Thanks in advance!

    • Hi thiti! If you’re planning to be in Tokyo on 21-28 November 2015, you can already start looking for weekend flea markets on this link: http://www.bestlivingjapan.com/october-2015-tokyo-area-antique-and-flea-markets/

      Keep in mind that most flea markets in Tokyo operate over the weekend (Saturday & Sunday). There are a few other markets that take place from time to time during week-days, but they don’t occur on a regular basis. And I unfortunately don’t have their schedule (yet) for the month of October. Also, depending on what you’re looking for, those weekdays flea market might/might not be a good fit.

      Most flea markets in Tokyo run on a regular basis (except for outdoor flea markets, in case of rain). You can start looking for flea markets of your interest on the “October 2015 Tokyo Area Antique and Flea Markets” schedule updated by bestlivingjapan.com. This listing should be updated in the early days of November with the actual flea markets and antiques fair running that month: http://www.bestlivingjapan.com/november-2015-tokyo-area-antique-and-flea-markets/ (link is not active yet – should be active around November 2nd/3rd)

      Have a safe trip in Tokyo, and enjoy!

  23. Douglas Lan

    I’ll be in Tokyo early october. May I know if the flea markets at Shinjuku Central Park and Shinjuku Nomura Building opens on the weekday? I read some online that they only open on selected dates. Do you have their schedule?

  24. Quietcrown

    Hi, great website! I plan on visiting Tokyo with my 4 year old daughter in early March next year (2016). Would you happen to know the schedules pf flea markets around Tokyo then? Thank you.

  25. Nameera

    Hello there! I’ll be visiting Japan on 9th Dec – 19th Dec. The itinerary are as follows:

    9-13th dec : tokyo (based in Asakusa)
    14th dec: mount fuji
    15th: Kyoto (based here)
    16th: Osaka
    17th: Nara
    18-19th: Tokyo (Shibuya)

    Could you pls recommend me any flea markets that might pop up at any of these places for me? I really appreciate your kind help! :)

    • Hi Chan Fei! If you’re planning to be in Tokyo 8-11 November 2015, you can already start looking for weekend flea markets on this link: http://www.bestlivingjapan.com/october-2015-tokyo-area-antique-and-flea-markets/

      Keep in mind that most flea markets in Tokyo operate over the weekend (Saturday & Sunday). There are a few other markets that take place from time to time during week-days, but they don’t occur on a regular basis. And I unfortunately don’t have their schedule (yet) for the month of October. Also, depending on what you’re looking for, those weekdays flea market might/might not be a good fit.

      Most flea markets in Tokyo run on a regular basis (except for outdoor flea markets, in case of rain). You can start looking for flea markets of your interest on the “October 2015 Tokyo Area Antique and Flea Markets” schedule updated by bestlivingjapan.com. This listing should be updated in the early days of November with the actual flea markets and antiques fair running that month: http://www.bestlivingjapan.com/november-2015-tokyo-area-antique-and-flea-markets/ (link is not active yet – should be active around November 2nd/3rd)

      Have a safe trip in Tokyo, and enjoy!

  26. Melinda

    Hi, I’m planning to go to Tokyo on the 1-6 Nov 2015. I would like to visit a flea market, what is my option during that time? Many thanks before

  27. Ngahuia Sweeney

    Heya, I’ll be in Tokyo next week! I’ll have a free day on the 21st October 2015. Any flea markets happening? Thank you!

    • Hi Ngahuia! Great to hear that you’ll have a free day on the 21st October 2015 to enjoy Tokyo:) But that’s too bad that you can’t manage to stay there over the weekend. As you will have read it in this article, the most interesting flea markets in the city tend to take place exclusively on the weekend. There are indeed a few other markets that take place from time to time during week-days, but they don’t occur on a regular basis. And I unfortunately don’t have their schedule (yet) for the month of October. Also, depending on what you’re looking for, those weekdays flea market might/might not be a good fit.

      I would recommend you to get in touch with Lauren of BestLivingJapan ( http://www.bestlivingjapan.com/contact/ ) who might help you find a weekday flea market for October :)

  28. Julie Selman

    This is great info. I’ll be in Tokyo November 1, 2015. What would be the best flea market if I’m staying in Ginza? Thank you!

    • Hi Iky Leung! If you’re planning to be in Tokyo on Dec 23-31, 2015, you should be able to attend at least one or two weekend flea markets. Most flea markets in Tokyo operate over the weekend (Saturday & Sunday). There are a few other markets that take place from time to time during week-days, but they don’t occur on a regular basis.

      As far as I remember, flea markets in Tokyo were operating last year during the Christmas season. For instance, the following flea markets were held on December 23rd and 28th:

      – Antique Fair at Tsukinomiya Shrine (Urawa, Saitama)
      – Kawagoe Antique Fair (Kawagoe, Saitama)
      – Narita Fudoson Antique Fair (Narita, Chiba)
      – Tama Antique Fair (Tachikawa, Tokyo)

      This year, the organizers of https://trx.jp/consumersMarkets.xhtml have already confirmed that the following flea markets will be held in December: Kameidochuokoen Koto (12/23) and Oi Racetrack flea market (12/26).

      As per the other flea markets, you can already start looking for weekend flea markets on this link: http://www.bestlivingjapan.com/october-2015-tokyo-area-antique-and-flea-markets/

      Since most flea markets in Tokyo run on a regular basis (except for outdoor flea markets, in case of rain), you can start looking for flea markets of your interest in the “October 2015 Tokyo Area Antique and Flea Markets” schedule updated by bestlivingjapan.com.

      This listing should be updated in the early days of December with the actual flea markets and antiques fair running that month: http://www.bestlivingjapan.com/december-2015-tokyo-area-antique-and-flea-markets/ (link is not active yet – should be active around December 2nd/3rd)

      Have a safe trip in Tokyo, and enjoy!

  29. Janice Low

    Hi, I’ll be in Tokyo on 12 Dec to 14 Dec 2015, Can you please recommend some flea markets, time and place? Thank you :)

  30. Merlin

    Hi, May I ask if the flea market at Oi Racetrack Tokyo will be held on Nov 8th Sunday? This page says 2-3 times a month. However, other sources say every sat, sunday o the month. Much appreciate the clarification

  31. Mook

    Thank you very much for your very useful information!
    I will be at tokyo on 29nov-13dec 2015
    Could you mind recommend me some flea market that are available and cant miss!
    Thank you very much for your kind.

    • Hi Mook! Great to hear that you will be spending at least two weekends in Tokyo; as you probably know it, most flea markets in Tokyo operate over the weekend (Saturday & Sunday), and it would be a pity to miss them! There are nonetheless a few other markets that take place from time to time during week-days, but they don’t occur on a regular basis.

      If you’re planning to be in Tokyo 29 November – 13 December 2015, you can already start looking for weekend flea markets on this link: http://www.bestlivingjapan.com/october-2015-tokyo-area-antique-and-flea-markets/

      Since most flea markets in Tokyo run on a regular basis (except for outdoor flea markets, in case of rain), you can start looking for flea markets of your interest in the “October 2015 Tokyo Area Antique and Flea Markets” schedule updated by bestlivingjapan.com. This listing should be updated in the early days of November with the actual flea markets and antiques fair running that month: http://www.bestlivingjapan.com/november-2015-tokyo-area-antique-and-flea-markets/ (the link is not active yet – should be active around November 2nd/3rd)

      Have a safe trip in Tokyo, and enjoy!

  32. Zaidah Rahmat

    Hi! I’ll be in Kyoto in early December and I was wondering if you know what’s the flea market schedule like there. Thanks!

  33. razmaztaz

    Hi! I will be in Tokyo November 28 – December 1st. Are there any antique & collectibles markets/fairs going on at that time please? m happy to jump on a train if there are some in outskirts too. On Monday November 30th I will actually be in Kyoto for the day – any antique markets going on that day by chance? Your help is greatly appreciated.

    • Hi Razmaztaz! There are over 30 Tokyo Area Antique and Flea Markets in November 2015. On Saturday 28th November, you will be able to attend the Antique Fair at Tsukinomiya Shrine (Urawa, Saitama), the Kawagoe Antique Fair (Kawagoe, Saitama) and the O-Edo Antique Market (Yoyogi, Tokyo) which is one of the most awaited flea markets in the city.

      On Sunday, November 29th, you can attend the Yasukuni Shrine Antique Fair (Kudanshita, Tokyo), the Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine Antique Fair (Fukagawa, Tokyo) and the Hanazono Shrine Antique Fair (Shinjuku, Tokyo). The full list of November flea markets is available here: http://www.bestlivingjapan.com/november-2015-tokyo-area-antique-and-flea-markets/

      Enjoy your time in Tokyo!

  34. Muhamad Hakim

    Hi, I will be in Tokyo from 23rd Jan till 29th Jan 2016. Can you
    please recommend some flea markets , time and place? Thank you!

  35. Nina Wagner

    I will be in Tokyo in the beginning of January, if you know flea markets that you can recommend that are working even if the weather is bad? thanks! :)

  36. David Iskandar

    Hi there, I need information on wonderland market around yokohama and any flea market/ swap meet in tokyo area that sell 2nd toys especially diecast. I’ll be at tokyo on 16 – 22 april 2016. Thanks.

  37. Chard

    Good info but pretty useless not to have the ACTUAL days once or twice a month when they occur or how to find those days

    • Hi Chard, it is true that having the actual days would make the overall information more useful :) However as you mention it, one thing with flea markets in Tokyo is that most of them take place on a non regular basis, and such a list would need to be kept up to date on a monthly basis, which is a lot of work. However, the editorial team at Best Living in Japan has been doing a great work for the past years, by providing on a monthly basis accurate information on flea markets in Tokyo. You can access here their flea market schedule: http://bestlivingjapan.com/category/events/antique-flea-markets/

  38. Emma Finn

    Hi, this is such a useful find thank you! I’m currently in Japan for an artist residency and collect vintage (but useable) camera from Flea markets when I travel. Is there any spefific flea market in Tokyo you might recommend to find camera in?

    • Hi Emma, thanks for stopping by and glad to hear that you found the article useful :) I see that we share the same passion for vintage cameras ! From TLR to Instax/Polaroid, we have around 30 vintage (and usable) cameras from all eras. Now if we go into the specifics of which flea markets in Tokyo host merchants selling vintage cameras, I’d say you should try your luck at the O-Edo Antique Market (International Forum, Yurakucho), which is held on the first and third Sunday of the month. It is the largest outdoor Antique market in Japan. With 250 sellers, you should find what you’re looking for. Also, a trip to the O-Edo Antique Market is an opportunity to ask local merchants if they know of a place in Tokyo which is particularly great for old cameras.

      Alternatively, you could contact the editorial team at BestLivingJapan, which covers Tokyo’s flea markets on a monthly basis: http://bestlivingjapan.com/category/events/antique-flea-markets/

  39. Ana Rosario Armedilla

    Good Day! I will be in Tokyo this August 2016. How can I join Flea Markets and showcase products from the Philippines? Thanks

    • Hi Ana, good day to you too! The best way to sell at a flea market in Tokyo, is first to get in touch with the flea market organizers of the venue where you wish to sell your items. Keep in mind that many flea markets in Tokyo only allow real antiques (and not second hand/merchant goods). You should investigate which flea market is the most relevant to your products, and contact the association/person in charge of the organization.

  40. ケイトリン・メイズ

    Hello! I will be in Tokyo 19-27 of July 2016. Any idea what kind of flea markets might be happening then?

    • Hi ケイトリン・メイズ !

      I’ve had a look at our Tokyo flea market calendar, and it seems that you will be able to attend the antique fair at Nogi-Jinja Shrine – 乃木神社骨董蚤の市 during your stay. The fair will be taking place on Sunday, July 24, 2016 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm

      Other flea markets will be taking place the week before, and the day after you left. I’m including a screen capture of our calendar featuring the list of flea markets taking place between July 17th and July 31st 2016.

  41. Chan

    Hi I’m leavening Japan at the end of June. Are there any flea market where I can sell my clothes? June 5th or 19th?

    • Hi Chan! The best way to sell at a flea market in Tokyo, is first to get in touch with the flea market organizers of the venue where you wish to sell your items. Keep in mind that many flea markets in Tokyo only allow real antiques (and not second hand/merchant goods). You should investigate which flea market is the most relevant to your products, and contact the association/person in charge of the organization.

      I’d recommend you to get in touch with the organizers of the most renown flea market in Tokyo, to figure out how you can rent a space to sell your clothes. Here is a list you can download with the best flea markets in Tokyo and their contact details: http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/pdf/special/antique_fleamarketsintokyo.pdf

  42. Mila

    We will be in Tokyo on 29 May, Sunday. Could you please recommend us some flea markets? Any other recommendations would be highly appreciated! Thank you in advance

    • Hi Mila! If you’re in Tokyo on May 29th, you could visit the following flea markets:
      – Yasukuni Shrine Antique Fair (Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo) 8:00 to 15:30
      – Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine Antique Fair (Koto-ku, Tokyo) 8:00 to 15:30
      Enjoy your trip, and may you find lovely antiques in Tokyo!

  43. Saskia

    Hi!
    I’ll be in Tokyo from 15-21 July 2016. I actually was hoping to go to Yoyogi for cool japanese classy secondhand clothes and jewelry, but I see it’s not there then. Any other suggestions that can replace it :)
    Thanks a lot
    Saskia

    • Hi Saskia! Yoyogi Park will unfortunately be taking place on Sunday July 31st. However, you could try your luck at the Yamato Antique Fair (200 vendors), the Takahata Fudoson Temple or above all, the Tokyo International Forum which is said to be the largest outdoor Antique market in Japan! This last one will be taking place on Sunday, July 17, 2016, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm :)

      Enjoy your time in Tokyo!

      PS: The screenshot below is from a project we’re working on, which features in a calendar, Tokyo’s top 15 weekly and monthly flea markets (2016-2018). More coming soon!

    • Hi Saskia! Yoyogi Park will unfortunately be taking place on Sunday July 31st. However, you could try your luck at the Yamato Antique Fair (200 vendors), the Takahata Fudoson Temple or above all, the Tokyo International Forum which is said to be the largest outdoor Antique market in Japan! This last one will be taking place on Sunday, July 17, 2016, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm :)

      Enjoy your time in Tokyo!

      PS: The screenshot below is from a project we’re working on, which features in a calendar, Tokyo’s top 15 weekly and monthly flea markets (2016-2018). More coming soon!

  44. Daphne

    Hi, I will be in Tokyo from 7th to 11th July. Could you kindly recommend some flea markets that are worth going? Thank you!

    • Hi Daphne, If you’re in Tokyo from 7th to 11th July you should definitely be able to enjoy from a few flea markets the city hosts. All weekly antique fairs in Tokyo operate during the weekend. Therefore, you could try your luck at the Ohi Keibajo (mostly knick-knack, 600 dealders, saturday & sunday), Tomioka Hachiman Shrine (also known as Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine with 50-80 dealers, every Sunday except 3rd Sunday of the month), Hanazono-Jinja (25-30 dealers, sunday) and Yasukuni Shrine (10-20 dealers, sunday), all 4 of them taking place every Sunday of the month.

      Last but not least, the monthly Gokoku-Ji Temple will be held on Saturday 9th of July (25-40 dealers selling principally Japanese products).

      Keep in mind that flea markets in Tokyo are heavily dependent on weather conditions and can be cancelled with no prior notice in case of rain.

  45. Matteo

    hi!

    we will be in tokyo from 23 to 26 july. is there some flea market??
    i read about the TOMIOKA HACHIMANGU SHRINE FLEA MARKET on the 4th sunday of july.
    can you confirm it will be on 24 july??
    thanks a lot!!

    • Ciao Matteo, If you’re in Tokyo from 23rd to 26th July you should definitely be able to enjoy from a few flea markets the city hosts. All weekly antique fairs in Tokyo operate during the weekend. Therefore, you could try your luck at the Ohi Keibajo (mostly knick-knack, 600 dealders), Tomioka Hachiman Shrine (also known as Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine with 50-80 dealers), Hanazono-Jinja (25-30 dealers) and Yasukuni Shrine (10-20 dealers), all 4 of them taking place every weekend of the month. Last but not least, the monthly Nogi Jinja Shrine antique fair (40 antiques dealers) will be held on Sunday 24th July.

      Keep in mind that flea markets in Tokyo are heavily dependent on weather conditions and can be cancelled with no prior notice in case of rain.

      • Matteo

        thanks a lot!! will definitely go to Tomioka Hachiman Shrine because we should have an hotel near ueno station.

  46. Jess Cross

    Hello, thanks for the information. I will be in Tokyo during parts of October, but not during any weekends. I guess there are no flea markets on week days – is this correct?
    I can be in / around Kyoto or Osaka on the long weekend of 8-10 October. Can you recommend any markets scheduled at that time?
    Thanks.

  47. Jo Faus

    Hello! I will be in Tokyo on December 18, 19, 20, 21, and 25. Can you recommend the best flea markets (when and where) for second hand designer/luxury bags? Thank you so much :)

  48. Vicki Tayloe

    Hi we are in Tokyo and I am wondering if there are any flea markets today Oct. 9, 2016? It is raining here and I understand that most of the markets don’t happen in the rain…is there any indoor markets we could go to today?

  49. Sarinachan

    Hello there! I will be in Tokyo from october 24th to 30th. Could you please suggest me good flea market? I’m looking for videogames but also vintage item and pottery. Thank you!

  50. Ann salamorin

    Hi! I’ll be there in Tokyo December 20 until 27 can you give me date for flea market schedule in tokyo? Please. Thanks!

  51. Jasen

    There is antiques / flea market tomorrow the 1st June, but i cant find the location again. Any.ideas where it is?

  52. Matthew

    Hi there,

    I am going to be in Tokyo the w/end of 12th/13th August – could you recommend and flea markets during that time.

    Thanks

    • Hi Matthew, if you are in Tokyo the w/end of 12th/13th August, you might want to try the Gokoku-Ji Temple flea market – 護国寺骨董市 which should take place on Saturday, August 12, 2017 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. This flea market hosts around 40 dealers selling principally Japanese products. Travelers who are looking for typical Japanese items to bring back home, generally have a great deal of fun at the Gokoku-Ji Antique Fair.

      https://www.fleamapket.com/listing/gokokuji-temple-flea-market/

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