The Antique Fair at Hanazono Shrine is held every week and hosts between 25 and 30 flea market booths. This flea market offers an interesting selection of antiques ranging from small furniture to collectibles like old coins.
Hanazono Shrine is the largest shrine in Shinjuku district and has been known as the guardian of Shinjuku. It was established during the Edo period. Today, the shrine is located near the red light district of Kabukicho. A feeling of out of place about the location of the shrine disappears when visitors enter the shrine compound – it is very quiet as other shrines are and does not fail to give people comforts.
The Antique Fair at Hanazono Shrine is located 3 minutes away by foot from Shinjuku-sanchome Sta. on the Marunouchi and Toei Shinjuku Subway Lines, and 7 minutes away from Shinjuku Sta. (East Exit) on the JR Yamanote and Chuo Lines.