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Antique flea market visit

(17) Reviews
4h $ 102 Price up to 6 people

Highlights

  • 1. Machida tenmangu shrine: the first day of the month
  • 2. Oed antique market: some Sundays.
  • 3. Hanazono shrine: some Sundays
  • 4. Boro-ichi, antique junk flea market festival and the visit of the preserved traditional house named Daikan yashiki.
  • 5. Tomioka hachimangu shrine: some Sundays
  • 6. Aoyama antique market (mostly western items): some Saturdays
  • 7. Other markets are held irregularly.
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When?
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102.30 USD

Price up to 6 people
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Extra hour.
$ 27.90
Early pick up before 9:30.
$ 9.30
Pick-up at outside of central Tokyo.
$ 18.60
Extra person.
$ 9.30

Overview

Antique flea markets are held in Tokyo almost every weekend. Oedo antique market with 250 shops is scheduled on some Sundays every month. Machida tenmangu shrine's market is held on the first day of the month. And another is held on the 15th and 16th of December & January; it is called Boro-ichi festival. It is an annual event.

What to Expect

Hi, Konnichiwa. It is fun to see antiques, isn't it? Who can say no to treasure hunting, such as old Kimono, Arita and Imari porcelain plates, and Japanese antique dolls? We can also find Western antiques in some markets. The size of the market is different from place to place. Some of them can house 10 stalls; others 200 stalls.

Organized by Toshi(T-chan)

Licensed Guide
(17) Reviews

Highlights

  • 1. Machida tenmangu shrine: the first day of the month
  • 2. Oed antique market: some Sundays.
  • 3. Hanazono shrine: some Sundays
  • 4. Boro-ichi, antique junk flea market festival and the visit of the preserved traditional house named Daikan yashiki.
  • 5. Tomioka hachimangu shrine: some Sundays
  • 6. Aoyama antique market (mostly western items): some Saturdays
  • 7. Other markets are held irregularly.

Important

Please contact the guide for the available dates.

PLEASE NOTE:
= Hotel pick-ups only in Central Tokyo and Yokohama.
= Charges start at the meet-up time.
= Please book at least SIX HOURS PRIOR to a custom booking.
= For 4-hour tours, please check out "Tokyo Your Way" "Ueno Half-Day" and "Shinjuku Half-Day".

***I offer tours using public transportation (train, subway, bus and/or taxi) as it gives guests a better feel for the city. It's the fastest way of getting around Tokyo. Yes! You heard that right. Public transportation IS the fastest way of getting around Tokyo. Experience the clean and highly-efficient Tokyo public transportation system!

It is not an everyday event, so let's go treasure hunting together. Please contact me for possible dates before booking a tour. In case that the market is cancelled due to rain, I will give you a 4-hour sightseeing tour. And FYI, some venues are in the suburbs of Tokyo and take an hour train ride from the central Tokyo.

What‘s included
guide fee, hotel pick-up in central Tokyo and Yokohama
What‘s not included
transportation fee for the round trip to your hotel (guide),
transportation fee during the tour (you and guide),
lunch(you and guide)
Meeting Point
At your hotel in central Tokyo, Yokohama or train station in downtown Tokyo.
Ending Point
At the final spot or your convenient place in central Tokyo
Duration
4 hours
Starting time
10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 6 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

About Toshi(T-chan)


Licensed Guide

(17) Reviews

Contact Toshi(T-chan)
Response Time 4 hs

Languages spoken
  • English ( License )

Hi, I am Toshi (or T-chan for short)! I am a licensed tour guide and a former fire officer. As such, I coordinated educational fire department visits, including those for foreign counterparts. I also speak a little Spanish (un poquito). In my spare time, I give back to the community as a volunteer: tsunami clean-up activities, entertainment at evacuation camps, guide for foreign visitors in affected areas, and at various cultural events.

We'll have a good time in the many Tokyo hotspots! Enjoy the city like a local and maximize your time in Tokyo! Please check out two of my two unique tours: (1) Home visit to see real Tokyo living, includes making sush, and (2) Educational tour of an earthquake simulator ride and the Tokyo Fire Museum. You'll learn how the Japanese prepare for the many emergencies in the country.

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Reviews ( 17 )

Excellent
2 days ago |   by Binit

“ Energetic and entertaining trip to Hakone ! ”

T-chan is an energetic tour guide who met all our requirements and requests in visiting the key sights of Hakone. She is very easy going, has a pleasant manner and her English is excellent. Nice touch to email us some pictures of the day at the end of the tour, thanks T-chan! Visiting Hakone by ourselves would have been stressful with all the train changes etc so T-chan was invaluable in making the day enjoyable. We were particularly happy to have clear views of Mt Fuji and loved the Open Air Museum.

Excellent
3 days ago |   by Frank

“ A full day with a great guide... ”

T-chan was very personable, very organized and had planned the day according to what we wanted to see and do. She explained what we were seeing or doing and answered all our questions. We would definitely want her as our guide, should we need one again.

Excellent
1 week ago |   by James

“ Tokyo trip ”

We are a family of four, including two girls aged 15 and 16, from the UK. We recommend using T-chan if you are visiting Tokyo. She was very helpful and communicative before we arrived, and came up with a tailored plan for us. She was very flexible in changing this when we changed our minds. We had 2 days in central Tokyo & 1 day at her house, where we had a tour of her neighbourhood, tea ceremony, made sushi and the girls dressed in kimonos which was most enjoyable and memorable. Will book again when we revisit. Thank you T-chan

Excellent
3 weeks ago |   by Glenn

“ Best way to see Tokyo! ”

T-Chan was our guide for one and a half days in Tokyo. She was the best! She is a very nice lady, warm hearted, spoke great English, and very informative about Tokyo city and Japanese subcultures and lifestyles. It was a tour on foot. She met us at our hotel lobby, and started the day by helping us purchase our all important IC subway cards. She helped make sense of the subway system. She tailored the tour to what we wanted to see, but still made sure we saw all the important sites like Asakusa, and neighborhoods like Harajuku and Omotesando. It was great to have a local guide! We covered a lot of ground. We are foodies and planned to have T-Chan take us out a half day on a second day dedicated to Tsukiji Fish market, ending up seeing the izakays under the old railroad. But Tsukiji Fisk market was a highlight. She brought us to a alley restaurant serving us the best maguro and Toro we’ve ever had. In fact, much of our tour was about the foood culture and of Tokyo. All in all, I would highly recommend T-Chan to any traveler! No need to feel intimidated by first time on Tokyo, if you have T-Chan by your side.

Excellent
3 weeks ago |   by Cierwen

“ Amazing first day in Tokyo! ”

Toshi was an excellent guide, cannot recommend her enough. It was my solo overseas trip and she made me feel very welcome. The sites we saw were Shinjuku Gyoen Garden, Tokyo Toy Museum, Tokyo Fire Museum, Shibuya- crossing, Hachi-ko, faithful dog, Restaurant Nabezo – shabushabu and sukiyaki lunch, Kabukiza theater, Ginza shopping street, Isetan department store in Shinjuku. My highlight was the absolutely beautiful cherry blossom trees in Shinjuku gardens, a very peaceful place. Overall my first day was amazing and I enjoyed hearing Toshi tell me all about everything.

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