This is a vibey and popular but fairly small market, with around 120 vendors selling Japanese antiques, as well as kimono, tableware, furniture and decor from decades past, and all manner of other stuff you might expect to find at a flea market in Japan. It is especially good for Showa-era retro goods like children’s books, illustrations and toys.
This market is held come rain or shine in the grounds of Machida Tenmangu Shrine on the 1st of every month, except for January and November.
The shrine is popular among students seeking a spot of divine intervention in their exams.
Celebrate the end of January with our latest get-together at the ever-wonderful Commune 2nd! This will be our 34th Downtown Drinks so pop in for a drink or two and even some of the delicious street food. We’ll be welcoming travelers, lifers and everyone in-between, so pop by and say hello!
Entrance to Commune is free and there are plenty of great food and drink stalls to choose from, with veggie and vegan options as well as delicious cocktails, so come hungry!
Spend an evening in spiritual mode with traditional Jewish chanting and a side of delicious chocolate brownies. The sacred chants are short phrases of sacred text with beautiful melodies to help clear the mind and open the heart. There is no need to be Jewish or speak any Hebrew, as lyric sheets are provided. The entry fee is a suggested donation and all proceeds will go to help Ugandan orphans attend school. Canadian Chant leader Lorne Mallin will lead the chanting which will be followed by tea and triple chocolate brownies – a pretty perfect evening. If you would like to attend please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yeka Haski is a freelance artist, designer and Illustrator based in Tokyo. She creates colourful artworks full of characters and works in such directions as: fine art, illustration, fashion and design. Check out her Instagram: @yekahaski for more examples and head to the exhibition for the real deal. The exhibition is taking place at the Mograg Gallery in Taito-ku which is a short walk from Naka-Okachimachi station.
A relatively small but regular antique fair, this event has around 25-30 stalls and is on almost every Sunday (aside from those with festivals or bad weather). Roughly translated as Hanazono Shrine Blue Sky Antique Fair, it definitely gives a hint about the preferred weather conditions. It runs from sunrise to sunset, but most stalls close around 3pm.
Focusing on smaller items, it does extend to small pieces of furniture and has a less intense vibe than the bigger markets. Check the calendar to confirm before attending (in Japanese, but Google Translate on Chrome will work).
342 m from Shinjuku-sanchōme Station Fukutoshin Line (C13)Marunouchi Line (M9)Shinjuku Line (S2) 0.5 km from Seibushinjuku Station Seibu Shinjuku Line (SS1) 0.5 km from Higashi-shinjuku Station Fukutoshin Line (C12)Oedo Line (E2)