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Find Antique Treasures at Oedo Antique Market in Tokyo

At Oedo Antique Market there are many types of Japanese antiques to be found. The flea markets are at Yoyogi Park and the Tokyo International Forum in Tokyo.

Oedo Antique Market

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Oedo Antique Market is one of the largest antique markets in Japan. There are two different markets with antiques from the 17th and 19th century. One of the markets is held at Tokyo International Forum right next to Yurakucho Station and the other is at Yoyogi Park in Shibuya.

 

Antique Kimonos

At Oedo Antique Market, there are kimonos being sold for 1,000 yen or more and they are in good condition. Kimonos can be very expensive because they are handcrafted and made of silk. Another component to a kimono is the obi, an obi is a thick belt for Kimono made with silk with beautiful colors and stitches .

 

Vintage Ceramics and Potteries

There are different kinds of beautifully handcrafted Japanese antiques such as ceramics and pottery at the market that you would fall in love with. Old teapots, sake jugs, small plates, and small bowls, etc. These dishes would be nice to bring back home for yourself or as a souvenir for your family and friends.

 

Arts and Crafts

You will be able to find your own treasures from various collections of traditional and unusual handcrafted antique, knickknacks, and decorative items. Small antique Ukiyoe prints or vintage Japanese calligraphy prints could be an authentic and unique souvenir for your trip.

You will be able to find your own treasures from various collections of traditional and unusual handcrafted antique, knickknacks, and decorative items. Antique jewelry can be some of the best finds at these types of markets.

 

Tokyo International Forum

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The market at Tokyo International Forum is close to Yurakucho and Tokyo Station, it is an open air antique market held on a regular basis on the first and third Sunday every month with more than 250 vendors. There is an amazing range of antiques at this market. Because the area is close to Ginza which is known for elegant and fashionable pieces, the vendors tend to carefully select quality items to attract people. One could spend hours just strolling around looking at the interesting antique stands. It is recommended to go in the morning cause it can get crowded.
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Tokyo International Forum

Address: 3-5-1 Marunouchi Ground-floor plaza, Tokyo International Forum, Chiyoda ward, Tokyo

Access:
1 minute walk from Yurakucho Station
5 minute walk from Tokyo Station

Schedule: First and third Sunday of every month
*Cancelled in case of rain

Hours: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Admission: Free

Phone: 03-6407-6011

Website: Oedo Antique Market

 

Yoyogi Park

Oedo Antique Market
Photo Credit: Guilhem Vellut@flickr

The other market is at Yoyogi Park, it is held on a monthly basis and the exact date changes depending on the month, so please check the official website for details. The Yoyogi market is a little smaller with 150 vendors, it has a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. The area is a mecca for the younger generation because of the hip and cool shops and restaurants near Shibuya. There are many vendors selling trendy clothes.
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Yoyogi Park

Address: 2-2-1 Jinnan, Shibuya ward, Tokyo

Access: 10 minute walk from Harajuku Station

Schedule: Monthly basis, date varies depending on the month
*Cancelled in case of rain

Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Admission: Free

Phone: 03-6407-6011

Website: Oedo Antique Market

 

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