Tokyo has a number of open flea markets sponsored by various citizen's organizations. One of the most popular is the monthly "jumbo" flea market held at the Jingu Gaien Park, in a large parking lot across from the National Stadium. Sponsored by the All Nippon Recycle Association (ANR). the market is limited to non professionals and used items only - fakes, "brand goods" (Vuitton, Gucci, etc) are not allowed. Mostly its the cleaning out of Tokyo's  closets in a one day, once a month event. The Jingu flea market is particularly good in that sellers are allowed to use automobiles, so the variety of items for sale is only limited by the amount that can fit in a car. Its interesting to see the elite of Japan selling their personal items from the trunks of their luxury import automobiles.  Up to 600 stalls set up, so its one of the best fleas markets to attend. Treasures can be found!!

There are many other various flea markets, some that allow professionals, and sponsored by a few different recycle organizations. Some flea markets permit allow only walk up sellers (no autos) or are indoors. Each market has its own personality.  

In some cases the markets will be closed in case of bad weather, so if its raining there is a good chance the market will be closed for that day. Markets open at 9 or 10 am and go until around 3 or 4 pm. Like most flea markets, many of the best goods sell out early and everything is on sale just prior to closing.

 

Most of the information on the time and dates of various flea markets are in Japanese. Here is a sample of a few of the more popular flea markets:

 


Where
Closest Station
Dates   (2010)
Stalls
 Note

Jingu Gaien Park Jumbo
JR Sendagaya 5/9; 7/11, 9/9
600  Amateur, Auto
  Jingu National Stadium JR Sendagaya
5/5
250
 Pro OK, Auto

Mitsui Shinjuku Bldg 55 Square
JR Shinjuku Last Sat and Sun of each month
80  Pro OK

Sujinami Sanshi no Mori Park
Subway Higashi Koenji 5/1; 6/20 80
 Amateur

Shinjuku Chuo Park
JR Shinjuku, Subway Oedo Line
6/12; 7/10; 200  Amateur

Harajuku Yoyogi Park
JR Harajuku
 6/12 800  Amateur

Saitama Stadium
Urawa Misono (Saitama Rapid Rail) 6/27
450 Pro OK

Ajinomoto Stadium
Keio Line Tobitakyu Station
5/9, 5/23, 6/20
800  Pro OK

Yokohama Nissan Stadium
JR Yokohama line Kozukue Station
6/19, 6/26
400  Pro OK
  Shinagawa Intercity
JR Shinagawa
Most Sundays and National Holidays
120
 Pro OK
  Tokyo Kokusai Forum
JR Yurakucho 2nd Sunday of Each Month  200  Amateur
 
 
 

 

 Web Sites (in Japanese only) - includes details on each market and a map. Also information on how to participate as a seller.

All Nippon Recycle Association

Citizen Recycling Society
 

 Jingu Gaien Flea Market

 

Jingu Gaien Flea Market

 

Jingu Gaien Flea Market

 

Jingu Gaien Flea Market

 

Jingu Gaien Flea Market