The Oedo Antique Market is filled with random goods and traditional Japanese goods. On Janurary 9th, we went to see what was being sold that day. Even though it was slightly raining, there was many shops open for business, there were many customers looking for that something special. Flea markets or antique markets are kind of new to Japan, so Japanese people are very interested.
At antique markets, if you look hard enough, you can find some awesome bargains. When we went there was a lot of traditional Japanese paintings and kimonos. There was a surprising amount of international visitors at the market and they were looking at the kimonos. Many visitors want to experience wearing a kimono but buying a kimono can be expensive. Instead of buying an entire kimono, people were buying the accessories that go with a kimono. One of the items many people like to buy is hair pins. They are sold at a reasonable price and they look stylish.
There was also many pieces of traditional wooden furniture. It might be difficult for visitors to purchase furniture but just looking at it can give you an understanding of what it was like back then.
There were also many traditional Japanese dishes. There were many tea cups and tea pots. The dishes here had very unique patterns.
There were also many accessories such as earrings, broaches, wedding rings, and much more jewelry. Since the jewelry was affordable it might be a good option as a souvenir. If you ever make it to the Oedo Antique Market, please visit the jewelry section.
I would recommend visiting the Oedo Antique Market when in Tokyo. The Oedo Antique Market gives you an awesome chance to see traditional Japanese items. Find retro items that can’t be found anywhere else. Just going to the Oedo Antique Market and wandering around is fun. Since the Oedo Antique Market is monthly, if you find something I would recommend buying it because you may never find the same item again.
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Address: 2-2-1 Jinnan, Shibuya ward, Tokyo
Access: 10 minute walk from Shibuya Station
Schedule: Monthly basis, date varies depending on the month
*Cancelled in case of rain
Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Website: Oedo Antique Market