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, as well as the simply curious, who can’t wait to search through the hundreds of stalls featuring jewellery, 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 typical flea market so you should expect traders will know the true value of their wares. Whether you are on the hunt for a rare item for your collection or just enjoy browsing through history then it’s worth making the trip to this famous event.