Flea Markets in Japan

Other Tokyo Area Flea Markets

Ohi Racecourse Flea Market (Ohi Keibajo / 大井競馬場-Tokyo City Flea Market)

The Ohi Racecourse Flea Market is a very popular flea market, probably the largest of all the flea markets in Tokyo, where flea market enthusiasts can make wonderful finds. Held about two or three times a month (rain or shine), the Ohi Racecourse Flea Market has about 600 stalls.

Technically, this flea market is more akin to a US car boot sale than an antique market. Visitors should therefore not expect to find traditional Japanese antiques such as porcelain tableware, genuine vintage kimonos, old furniture and traditional decorative items such as those sold at shrine & temple flea markets.

However, Ohi Keibajo can be a real goldmine for first-time travellers to Tokyo who want to discover the Japanese culture they have seen in manga and other TV shows. This flea market is organised by the Tokyo Risaikuru-Undo Shiminno-kai (Tokyo Citizens Recycling Association).

Where: 2-1-2, Katsushima, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo 140-0012
When: Saturday – Sunday: 08:30 – 14:30 from October to March | 09:00 – 15:00 from April to September (website)
Number of booths: 600
Access to the 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).

Review of Ohi Racecourse Flea Market on fleamapket.com

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

The Tokyo Dome Jumbo Flea Market is held once or twice a month and features more than 300 stalls. Traditionally used for baseball games, the Tokyo Dome is the largest concert venue in Japan, so you can imagine how impressive the Tokyo Dome Jumbo Flea Market can be.

Where: Tokyo Dome city, 1-3-61 Kouraku, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo
When: Once or twice a month
Number of booths: 300
Access to the flea market:
Tokyo Dome is located near Suido-bashi Station East Exit (JR Line), Suido-bashi Station A2 Exit (Toei-Mita Line), Kasuga Station A1 Exit (O-edo Line), and Korakuen Station No.1, 2 Exit (Nanboku, Marunouchi Line).

Machida Tenmangu Antique Fair (Machida)

The Machida Tenmangu Garakuta Kotto-ichi flea market (Machida Tenmangu Antique Fair) is held on the first day of every month except January. Machida is a large city in the western suburbs of Tokyo with a population of over 400,000.

A fairly large open-air antique market with over 120 stalls is held from dawn to dusk on the grounds of the shrine. And the great thing is that the Machida Tenmangu Garakuta Kotto-ichi flea market takes place regardless of the weather – rain or shine!

Where: 1-21-5 Haramachida, Machida-shi, Tokyo
When: Every 1st day of the month: 07:00 – 15:00 (website)
Number of booths: 120
Access to the Flea Market 
: Machida Station on JR Yokohama Line and Odakyu Line (35 minutes by express train from Shinjuku Station). 090-3314-1994 (Kokune)/ Machida Tenmangu Shrine
Review of Machida Tenmangu Flea Market on fleamapket.com

Yoyogi Park Flea Market (Shibuya Koendori Fes)

First held in 1981, this popular, large and always crowded monthly flea market is considered the ancestor of all flea markets in Japan. The 180 stalls at the Yoyogi Park flea market mainly sell fashion items, casual wear, trainers, fashion bags and popular items from famous brands.

No professional vendors are allowed, giving the market the feel of a hip garage sale. You can find everything from acid wash to leather jackets, purses, vintage concert T-shirts and sequined dresses. But clothes aren’t all that’s on offer. There are lots of cute stuffed animals, vintage records, lunch boxes, all kinds of jewellery and other Japanese knick-knacks.

Where: 2 Jinnan Yoyogi-Kamizonocho, Shibuya-ku Tokyo
When: Once a month on Sunday (closed in case of rain): 08:00 – 16:00 (website)
Number of booths: 180
Access to the flea market:
5 minutes walk from Harajuku station (JR Yamanote Line) or 6-7 minutes walk from Meiji jingu-mae station (Chiyoda Line), 10 minutes walk from Shibuya station. Next to NHK Hall.
Review of Yoyogi Park Flea Market on fleamapket.com

Ariake Rinkai Fukutohsin Jambo Flea Market (Discontinued)

Not the most famous of Tokyo’s flea markets, but well worth a visit if you are hungry for discovery. The Ariake Rinkai Fukutohsin Jambo Flea Market offers visitors a wide range of bric-a-brac, and with around 300 stalls you might just find that kimono or retro 80s watch you have been dreaming of. After all, anything you find there could make a great gift back home! Note that there is an entrance fee of JPY 300 ($3.00).

Where: 1 Aomi, Koto-ku Tokyo, Aomi Nishi (West) in the car park area in front of Palette Town,
When: Every day 10:00 – 16:00
Number of booths: 300
Access to the Flea Market
:5 min. walk from Aomi station (New Transit Yurikamome line),8 min walk from Tokyo Teleport station (Rinkai Fukutoshin line)

Shinjuku Nomura Building Flea Market

This popular and typical flea market has been running in Tokyo for many years. At the Shinjuku Nomura Building Flea Market, there are around 300 stalls selling a wide range of items such as household goods, collectable watches, cameras, guitars, old American household items, vintage clothes, sneakers, etc. Nearby there are several convenience stores and a variety of restaurants where you can take a break. There is also paid parking and clean toilets.

Where: Shinjuku Nomura Building, 1-26-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
When: Usually one weekend a month: 08:30 – 15:00 (website)
Number of booths: 300
Access to the Flea Market
: the Shinjuku Nomura Building Flea Market is 5 minutes walk away from West Exit of JR Shinjuku station, or 3 min. walk away from Nishi-Shinjuku station(Subway Marunouchi line). It is located along Oume Kaido (St.), across from Shinjuku Police station.

Shinjuku Chuo park Flea Market (Shinjuku Chu-o Kouen)

The Shinjuku Chuo Park Flea Market, also known as the Shinjuku Central Park Flea Market, is located at the back of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building. It is held around Mizuno-Hiroa (water place) and seems like an “oasis” among Tokyo’s skyscrapers. The Shinjuku Central Park Flea Market is dedicated to flea market enthusiasts (no professional stalls are allowed), and the type of items to be found among the 150 stalls include household tools and utensils, vintage/second hand clothing, children’s clothing and more.

Where: Shinjuku Central Park (Shinjuku Chu-oh Ko-en), Nishi-Shinjuku 2-11, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
When: Bimonthly on Saturday (canceled in case of rain): 10:00 – 16:00 (website)
Number of booths: 200
Access to the Flea Market 
: 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).

Other markets (second hand markets)

Ajinomoto Stadium Flea Market (ex Tokyo Stadium)

Almost the largest regular flea market in Japan! The Ajinomoto Stadium Flea Market features nearly 800 stalls selling everything from organic vegetables and handicrafts to clothes and antiques. There’s a nominal fee of ¥300 to enter the flea market, but shoppers determined to get the best bargains can shell out ¥1,000 for early entry between 8am and 10am.

Where: Ajinomoto Stadium, 376-3 Nishi-cho, Chofu-shi, Tokyo
When: Every day 09:00 – 16:00 (website)
Number of booths: 800
Access to the Flea Market 
: A 5 min.walk from Tobitakyu station (Keio line),  or a 20 min walk from Tama-Bochi Mae station (Seibu Tamagawa line).

Asakusa Sumida Park Flea Market (discontinued)

Even if you don’t manage to find that hidden gem among the 100 stalls, the Asakusa Sumida Park Flea Market will at least leave you with a good memory, with a beautiful and scenic view of the Asakusa Sightseeing Route and the Old Town.

Points of interest: Senso-ji Temple, Nakamise shopping centre and the houseboats on the Sumida River.

Where: Sumida Park, Hanakawado2, Taito-ku, Tokyo
When: 1st or 3rd Sunday of the month, from 10:00 to 16:00
Number of booths: 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.

Shinagawa Inter City Flea Market

Located near the Shinagawa InterCity Tall Tower (near JR Shinagawa Station, where the Shinkansen bullet train stops), the Shinagawa InterCity Flea Market is held regularly, rain or shine. As well as 120 stalls selling everything from vintage dresses and delicate handmade silver jewellery to neon T-shirts and trainers, visitors can enjoy cafes, fast food and clean toilets. Parking is also available (JPY 300/$3.00/30min or free for 2 hours if you shop/eat for over JPY 2,000/$20 at any store in the Shinagawa InterCity building).

Where: Shinagawa InterCity, Kounan2-15-2, Minato-ku, Tokyo
When: Every day 11:00 – 16:00
Number of booths: 120
Access to Flea Market 
: directly from the South Exit of Shinagawa station (JR lines).

Sumitomo 3M Flea Market in Youga (discontinued)

The 150 vendors at the Sumitomo 3M Flea Market Items offer quality items that are, unfortunately, a little newer than other flea markets in Tokyo. This may make flea market enthusiasts happy or disappointed, depending on what they are looking for: traditional/antiques or newer products. Items on sale include clothes, household items, designer bags and watches.

Where: Tama Doubutsu Koen Station (Keio Line)
When: n/a
Number of Stalls: 150
Access to the flea market
: Youga station (Subway Shin-Tamagawa line). Walk towards No. 8 “Kanjo Hachi-go Sen” along the Tomei Kousoku Expressway. Next to “Denny’s” restaurant at the junction of the expressway. The flea market is in front of the Sumitomo 3M building and the car park.

Nakano Sakaue Pao Flea Market

The Nakano Sakaue Pao Flea Market (200 stalls) is held in the Nakano-word residential area, just outside Nakano Sakaue Station. Items on sale include women’s clothing, jeans, trainers and fashion bags. There are also convenience stores nearby, as well as cafes and restaurants in the building.

Where: Nakano Sakaue Pao, Honcho2-46-1, Nakanoku, Tokyo
When: Every day: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Number of stalls: 200

Access to the flea market: Get off at Nakano Sakaue station (Subway Marunouchi, O-edo lines).

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