Heiwajima Antiques Fair
The oldest antiques fair in Japan sees over 280 sellers from across the country bring their treasures to the capital. Heiwajima Antiques Fair is held only a handful of times a year and attracts lines of collectors, connoisseurs and the simply curious who can’t wait to search through the hundreds of stalls featuring jewelry, ceramics, vintage kimonos, silverware, Japanese crafts, tools, instruments, ephemera, small furniture and so much more. Prices range from moderate to high here: although there are many bargains to be found, this isn’t a flea market so you should expect that traders know the true value of their wares. If you are on the hunt for a rare item or just enjoy browsing through history then it’s worth the trip to this famous event.