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Flea markets in Japan | 日本のフリーマーケット

Tokyo Area Flea Markets

All times favourite in Tokyo: Yoyogi Park Flea Market (Shibuya Koendori Fes)

Flea Market Location: 2 Jinnan Yoyogi-Kamizonocho Shibuya-ku Tokyo (about a 10-15 minute walk from either Harajuku Station or Shibuya Station. The Yoyogi Park Flea Market is located at the very end of Shibuya Koen Dori, where the walking part of the street hits Yoyogi Park).
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
Number of shops: 800
Access to Flea Market : 5 minute walk from Harajuku station (JR Yamanote line or 6-7 minute walk from Meiji jingu-mae station(Chiyoda line), 10 minute walk from Shibuya station. Next to NHK hall.
Flea Market Description: Yoyogi Flea Market is the hippest flea market in all of Tokyo. This well known, big, always-crowded monthly-held fleamarket was first held in 1981 called ‘free market’, became a beginning of fleamarket in Japan. Because of the low cost to vendors (under USD$40) and close proximity to the fashionable streets of both Harajuku and Shibuya, the market’s shopping and selling base leans younger than other Tokyo flea markets.

All sorts of fashion items, clothing and accessories for young people & Hipsters can be found there (casual wear, sneakers, fashion bags, popular famous brand items, but also leather jackets, purses, vintage concert tees, sequined dresses, etc).  However clothes aren’t all that’s on offer: there are plenty of cute stuffed animals, vintage vinyl records, lunch boxes, a wide variety of trinkets and other “random” things.

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O-i Keibajo Flea Market (O-i race track) in No.1 Parking area

Flea Market Location: 2-1-2 Katsushima Shinagawa-ku Tokyo
Time: 9:00-15:00
Number of shops: 600
Access to Flea Market : About a 3 min walk from O-i Keibajo station (two stops on Monorail train from Hamamatsu-cho station), a 10 min walk from Ekaigawa station (Keihin Kyu-ko line).
Flea Market Description: Not only one of the most popular flea markets in Tokyo, but also one of the biggest with a huge selection of items! Altogether, there are about 600 shops! The O-i Keibajo Flea Market is held rain or shine (light rain). The flea market is held about twice or three times a month, and is hosted by tokyo citizens recycling society (Tokyo Risaikuru-Undo Shiminno-kai).

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Meiji Park Flea Market

Flea Market Location: Kasumigaoka-machi Shinjuku-ku Tokyo
Time: 9:00-15:00
Number of shops: approx. 600
Flea Market Description: The Meiji Park Flea Market is one big popular flea market in Tokyo, offering a pretty nice range of items of all ages, a few antiques, vintage clothing a electronic too! There are about 600 shops altogether, and this flea market is held twice a month (as long as the sun shines – It’s not held if it rains). It is recommended to get there by train (not car), as there is no parking available in the area.
Access to Flea Market : 7 minutes walk from Sendagaya station(JR line), next to Nihon Seinen-kan.

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Tokyo Dome Jumbo Flea Market (Tokyo Dome City / Prism Hall)

Flea Market Location: Tokyo Dome city, 1-3-61 Kouraku, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Number of shops: 300
Access to Flea Market : Near the East exit of Suido-bashi station (JR line), A2 exit of Suido-bashi station (Toei-Mita line), the A1 exit of Kasuga station (O-edo line), No.1, 2 exit of Korakuen station (Nanboku, Marunouchi lines). The Tokyo Dome is mainly used for base ball games and the biggest concert venue in Japan.

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 Ariake Rinkai Fukutohsin Jambo FM

Flea Market Location: Aomi Nishi (West) Temporal car park area (diagonally in front of Palette Town), 1 Aomi, Koto-ku Tokyo
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Number of shops: approx. 300
Admission charge: JPY300
Access: 5 min. walk from Aomi station (New Transit Yurikamome line),8 min.walk from Tokyo Teleport station (Rinkai Fukutoshin line)

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Shinjuku Nomura Building

Flea Market Location: Shinjuku Nomura Building, 1-26-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Number of shops: 300
Access to Flea Market : a 5 minutes walk from West Exit of JR Shinjuku station, a 3 min. walk from Nishi-Shinjuku station(Subway Marunouchi line). It is along Oume Kaido(St.), across from Shinjuku Police station.
Flea Market Description: The Shinjuku Nomura Building market is a popular and typical flea market in Tokyo for a wide range of items such as household stuff, collectable watches, cameras, guitars, old household items, vintage clothes, sneakers etc. There are about 300 shops, convenience stores, as well as a few restaurants. There is also a toll car park and clean toilets!

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Shinjuku Central park (Shinjuku Chu-o Kouen)

Flea Market Location: Shinjuku CentralPark (Shinjuku Chu-oh Ko-en), Nishi-Shinjuku 2-11, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Number of shops: approx. 150 Access: A min. walk from Tocho-mae station (Subway Toei Oedo line), A 10 minutes walk from JR Shinjuku station, a 15 min. walk from Seibu Shinjuku station (Seibu Shinjuku line).
Flea Market Description: The Shinjuku Central park flea market is located right in the back of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building. It is held around Mizuno-Hiroa (water place). This flea market is like an “oasis” among the skyscrapers towering over this city. All sellers are private people, and there are no professional stalls. The Shinjuku Central park flea market showcases household appliances, vintage/second hand clothing, and kids clothing.

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Ajinomoto Stadium (ex Tokyo Stadium) Flea market

Flea Market Location: Ajinomoto Stadium, 376-3 Nishi-cho, Chofu-shi, Tokyo
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Number of shops: 800
Admission charge: JPY 300 from 10:00am (JPY1,000 for the entrance from 8:00am-before 10:00am)
Access to Flea Market : A 5 min.walk from Tobitakyu station(Keio line), A 20 min walk from Tama-Bochi Mae station(Seibu Tamagawa line).
Flea Market Description: The Ajinomoto Stadium flea market is almost the biggest regularly-held flea market in Japan! 800 stalls altogether in the stadium, with products ranging from organic vegetables to handcrafts and clothing.

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Asakusa Sumida Park

Flea Market Location: Sumida Park, Hanakawado 2, Taito-ku, Tokyo
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Number of shops: approx. 100
Access to Flea Market : Near Asakusa station (Ginza, JR Tobu lines). Next to the water-bus station on the lefthand of Azuma bashi bridge.
Flea Market Description: The Asakusa Sumida Park flea market provides a fine, scenic views on the Asakusa sightseeing route. Even if it’s not your lucky day, and you’re going home empty handed, you can always enjoy from the view on Asakusa’s old town, Senso-ji Temple, Nakamise shopping mall, and the houseboats on the Sumida river.

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Shinagawa Inter City Flea Market

Flea Market Location: Shinagawa InterCity, Kounan 2-15-2, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Time: 11:00am-4:00pm
Number of shops: approx. 120
Access to Flea Market : Direct access from the South Exit of Shinagawa station (JR lines). Tall tower Shinagawa InterCity, near JR Shinagawa station which is bullet train Shinkansen stops.
Flea Market Description: The Shinagawa Inter City flea market is held rain or shine. Cafes as well as a few fast food shops are found on the same floor. A paying car park is also available (JPY300/30min., Free for 2 hrs when you shop/eat for JPY2,000 and more in this building).

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Sumitomo 3M Flea Market in Youga

Flea Market Location: Tama Doubutsu Koen station (Keio line)
Time: 110:00am-4:00pm
Number of shops: about 150
Access: Youga station (Subway Shin-Tamagawa line). Go toward #8 ringway “Kanjo Hachi-go Sen” along the Tomei Kousoku express way. Next to Restaurant “Denny’s” at the cross-point of the express way. The flea market is held in front of The Sumitomo 3M building and the car park.
Flea Market Description: Most items sold at the Sumitomo 3M Flea Market in Youga, are quality products, though newer than at other flea markets. Don’t expect to find old antiques there, but instead clothing, household appliances, bags and watches.

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Nakano Sakaue Pao Flea Market

Location: Nakano Sakaue Pao, Honcho 2-46-1, Nakanoku, Tokyo
Time: 10:00am-4:00pm
Number of shops: about 200
Access to Flea Market : Near Nakano Sakaue station (Subway Marunouchi, O-edo lines).
Description: The Nakano Sakaue Pao Flea Market is held in the Nakano-word residential neighborhood, right in front of Nakano Sakaue station. Items on sale are mainly clothing for women, jeans, sneakers, fashion bland items, which explains why the goers are principally young fashionistas. There are convenience stores, cafes and restaurants available in the building.

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17 comments

  1. ronzani

    your info would be useful but you forgot to write in which day the markets are held, you just put the opening hours but we need to knwo which day.

    thank you

    • Hi Ann, thanks for your message. Unfortunately, I did not manage to lay hand on opening days for all flea markets in Tokyo. However, we have created a directory specifically dedicated to flea markets worldwide; the “Japan flea markets” directory (which regroups more than 30 listings for antique fairs and flea markets in Tokyo and Yokohama), features, together with a description of the venue as well as how to access it, its opening days whenever available. You can find it here: http://www.fleamapket.com/listing-region/asia/japan/

    • Hi Ann, thanks for your message. Unfortunately, I did not manage to lay hand on opening days for all flea markets in Tokyo. However, we have created a directory specifically dedicated to flea markets worldwide; the “Japan flea markets” directory (which regroups more than 30 listings for antique fairs and flea markets in Tokyo and Yokohama), features, together with a description of the venue as well as how to access it, its opening days whenever available. You can find it here: http://www.fleamapket.com/location/japan

    • Hi Ann, thanks for your message. Unfortunately, I did not manage to lay hand on opening days for all flea markets in Tokyo. However, we have created a directory specifically dedicated to flea markets worldwide; the “Japan flea markets” directory (which regroups more than 30 listings for antique fairs and flea markets in Tokyo and Yokohama), features, together with a description of the venue as well as how to access it, its opening days whenever available. You can find it here: http://www.fleamapket.com/listing-region/asia/japan/

    • Hey Clarinick, thanks for stopping by!

      As far as we know (and heard), the Yoyogi Flea Market is where you want to go to find vintage designer bags & goods. According to this article by Tokyofashion.com http://tokyofashion.com/yoyogi-flea-market/, “The Yoyogi Flea Market is open only to sellers of recycled/used goods. The purpose of the market is to promote the environmentally-friendly practice of reselling usable goods rather than throwing them away. No professional sellers are allowed, which gives the market the feel of a hip garage sale. All sorts of clothing and accessories can be found – from acid wash to leather jackets and purses to vintage concert tees to sequined dresses.”

      Also, do not forget that “the early bird catches the worm”. And this applies to the Yoyogi Flea Marketas to any other flea markets in the world! Professional dealers in Tokyo (who own vintage shops in the capital city), regularly go to the the Yoyogi Flea Market to find hidden gems to refurbish their stock of vintage designer bags & goods…

  2. Tanya Semenyuk

    Going to Tokyo in May. Staying in Shibuya, want to go to flee market in Yoyogi park. Is there any dates for market in May?

    • Hi Tanya,

      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. But the organizers did not mention anything about May :(

      However, if you’re in town in May 2015, you might be able to attend the Tokyo International Forum (which is the Largest outdoor Antique Market in Japan with 250 dealers, according tohttp://www.antique-market.jp). Upcoming date in May: May 17th (from 9:00 to 16:00 – Closed in Case of rain – admission free). Address: 5-1Marunouchi 3 choume,Chiyoda-ku,Tokyo.

      Here is one useful resources for the YoYogi Park flea market: http://www.antique-market.jp/english/

      I hope that helps :)

  3. Korntawat Pungboonpaisan

    Hey,

    Do you know of any flea markets that are known for selling vintage designer shoes or T-shirt Vintage (converse made in USA) in tokyo But I going to tokyo in 8 july and back to my country in 14 july

    Thanks ^^

  4. Elisa Lo

    Hi, we have a planned trip to Tokyo during 22-26 March, are we able to catch in to any flea market over this period..?

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