What kind of shops will open at the "Tokyo Flea Market" held twice a year? Summary summary

The Tokyo flea market sponsored by Letter Company is sometimes compared to “Treasure Island.”
This is an event that attracts a lot of people because you can find antique one-of-a-kind items and items that you don't usually see.

At the venue, you can encounter old tools, old books, old clothes, old furniture, etc. that have passed through the hands of various people.

In addition to second-hand goods, there are a wide variety of other shops such as ``Tokyo Nordic City'', ``Tokyo Asian Town'', ``Flower Marche'', ``Funohaku'', and ``Tokyo Oyatsu Street''.

At the venue, you can fill your stomach and soul with food and sweets that are very popular in town, and the live performances of artists on the main stage will make your ears happy.

There are also workshops for children, so the whole family can enjoy it.

One of the attractions is that the venue offers all kinds of fun that you can't find in your daily life.

The reports that we have actually conducted are summarized below, so please take a look if you would like.

Experience report I went to and found out that the venue and booths are like a treasure hunt!

Overview of Tokyo Flea Market

Tokyo Flea Market is an event sponsored by Lettersha and is held every May and November.

Date: Friday, November 3rd to Sunday, November 5th, 2023
Time: 9:30-16:00
Venue: Showa Kinen Park Green Culture Zone Yume Hiroba
>    3173 Midoricho, Tachikawa-shi, Tokyo
Admission fee: 1,500 yen 
     2,000 yen

The event will be held rain or shine, but if it is canceled due to inclement weather, it will be announced on the official website by 7:00 a.m. on the day of the event. If stormy weather is expected, please check before heading to the venue.

Also, the first day is especially popular and advance tickets may sell out.
I definitely want to go on the first day! If so, we recommend checking out information on Instagram and other sites frequently.

Access to venue

Showa Kinen Park Green Culture Zone Yume Hiroba Immediately from Akebono Exit
Get off at JR Chuo Line "Tachikawa" station: 10 minutes walk
Get off at Tama Monorail "Tachikawakita": 8 minutes walk

*Tachikawaguchi parking lot
Chuo Expressway, exit at Kunitachi-Fuchu IC and head toward Tachikawa for approximately 8km
Chuo Expressway, exit at Hachioji IC and head toward Akishima for approximately 9km

There is no dedicated parking lot for the Tokyo Flea Market.

Parking is at the Tachikawa exit!

I think there are many people who go there by car because they might want to do a lot of shopping.

There are three parking lots at Showa Kinen Park, but if you use the Tachikawaguchi Parking Lot, you will be closer to the venue!

The parking lot is very large and there are 3 of them, so I don't think it's likely to be full, but if you're worried, check out the nearby coin parking lots or arrive early.

Quoted from Tokyo Flea Market official Instagram

Tokyo Flea Market

This is the scene 30 minutes after the venue on the last day.
It was already crowded with customers!

In particular, some of the pottery and Scandinavian tableware made by popular artists sell out quickly.

If you want to purchase popular items, I think it would be a good idea to prepare in advance by looking at the venue map that will be distributed as the event date approaches and making sure to arrive at your destination smoothly, checking on the store's SNS, etc. Masu.

Also, the official website lists examples of products sold at each store, so you can get a better feel for the atmosphere of the store by checking out the store you're interested in from the SHOP INDEX page.

Official website: https://tokyonominoichi.com/2022_autumn/

What types of items can be found at the Tokyo flea market?

Secondhand tools

The first thing you'll want to check out at the Tokyo Flea Market are the second-hand tools gathered from all over the country.

There are about 100 shops, so it's a fun space to take your time checking out the products or just casually visiting the shops.


Something this big? ! The lineup is diverse, including furniture.

The appeal is that many of them are relatively affordable.

Miscellaneous goods

We also have carved wooden bear figurines!
The facial expressions are slightly different, so once you start looking, you won't be able to stop.

Kitchen utensils/tableware

Retro kitchen goods

Quote: 15th Tokyo Flea Market Official Website

Houti is a shop that sells colorful enamel pots. There are many hot pots that have a nostalgic and retro feel to them.

If you have a colorful pot that will cheer you up every time you take it out, it will make your everyday cooking even more enjoyable.

Japanese tableware

We also have pottery made by artists and potteries from all over Japan.

Yasutoshigama's utensils, which are also available at Uchiru, were also lined up!

There will also be artist booths, and it is unique to this event that you can choose your pottery while talking directly with the makers.

Nordic tableware

There are also many shops selling tableware from Arabia and Iittala!

We also have popular vintage series, so if you are interested in something, be sure to check it out.

Antique tableware

Antique Western tableware that makes you want to put bread, cake, and pasta on top.

There were also glass containers that made you feel a little nostalgic!

Old books

You can find antique foreign books, nostalgic picture books, etc.

There is also an area called the barter bookshelf, where you can wrap up a recommended book and gift it to a stranger.

There are also many paper items that are easy to decorate your room.
As I look for my favorite pieces one by one, I feel like I'm on a treasure hunt.

Used clothes

You can find each store's carefully selected clothes, such as antique blouses and military jackets.


In addition to fresh and dried flowers, we also have pots for ornamental plants and fruit trees.

There are some shops that will make swag on the spot, but the popular shops require a numbered ticket, so we recommend going in the morning.

The flower mobiles swaying in the wind was a wonderful sight that can only be seen at an outdoor event!

Kids Arcade

Quote: 15th Tokyo Flea Market Official Website

A kids arcade with shops that will captivate not only children but also mothers and fathers. Adults may be more interested in the carefully selected children's clothing, elaborate toys, and picture books.


The fun of the Tokyo flea market is not only that you can find good old tools and carefully selected items. One of the attractions is the delicious food gathered from all over the country.

There are many restaurants you'll want to head to with an empty stomach, so don't forget to prepare for the food. Of course, sudden encounters where our eyes meet on the spot are also important!


A large collection of sweets that you want to eat on the spot and take home.

When you want to fill your stomach, have a dessert, or buy some sweets to enjoy at home, why not stop by and let the sweet scent tempt you?

Tokyo Mamesara Market & Chopstick Rest Market (Spring only)

Quote: 15th Tokyo Flea Market Official Website

Tokyo Mamesara Market & Chopstick Rest Market is a very popular area with over 60 shops. As soon as the doors open, so many people rush in that they sometimes don't have time to take a good look at the dishes.

Some stores have purchase restrictions, so if you are interested in a particular store or plate, it would be a good idea to check the Tokyo Flea Market's official website and the store's SNS before heading to the venue. .

Quote: Chapter 15 Tokyo Flea Market official website

We also have unique tableware that will add a little accent to your dining table. You are sure to find some wonderful plates that are not limited by the concept of small plates.


Sometimes things made with your own hands feel a little bit special. At the Tokyo flea market, there are shops holding workshops where you can make tote bags, bean brooms, ornaments, and other items with your own hands.

Some workshops are open to walk-in participants, but others require advance reservations, so checking them out may increase your enjoyment of the Tokyo Flea Market.

Satoyama hammock

Quote: 15th Tokyo Flea Market Official Site

A Satoyama hammock where you can apply for a hammock ami workshop on the day. You can choose the size of the hammock you want to make on the day, and smaller ones can be completed in about 10 minutes.

Please check the official website for details including costs.

Main stage

Live performances by gorgeous artists are also one of the highlights.

If there is an artist you want to see, we recommend going to the stage a little early, eating a snack, and waiting until the performance starts.

As the day approaches, the timetable will be announced on the official website. Why not check the time and go listen to it, let the soothing sounds beckon you, or spend some time being captivated by the soothing music?

Time schedule is official website".

Things to keep in mind when going to Tokyo flea market

I have put together a list of things that I thought you should be careful about when you actually go to the Tokyo flea market!

1. If you absolutely want something, go on the first day and early in the day
A lot of people visit the Tokyo flea market. In the fall of 2023, advance tickets sold out on the first day, so please be careful.

2. Decide on a meeting place in case you get separated
As I mentioned earlier, it gets pretty crowded from around noon on any given day.
We recommend that you try to dress as light as possible, and if you are traveling with family or friends, discuss where to meet up in case you get separated.

3. Have lunch early or bring your own
The food corner gets crowded around 12:00! Of course, there are long lines at popular restaurants...
It can be difficult to secure a seat in the dining area.
Eat early or bring some rice balls or sandwiches to enjoy the picnic atmosphere.

4. Measures against the heat
There is surprisingly little shade, so a hat is a must! Don't forget to bring hydration drinks.


Tokyo Flea Market is one of the largest flea markets held in Tokyo.

There are many shops here, so it's a good idea to check out the items you want to get in advance, get excited about what you encounter on the spot, and have a fun time.

If you can't go to the event because you have children, or if you went but couldn't find the pottery you want, why not look for the pottery on the Internet?

Our store is an online shopping site based on the concept of ``Enjoy the pottery market while staying at home.'' We sell pottery made by popular artists who exhibit at pottery fairs and craft fairs across the country.

Please take a look if you like.

Uchill, a pottery market that you can enjoy at home