The flea market at Nogi-Jinja Shrine is held once a month on the fourth Sunday of the month (except November), and hosts around 40 antiques and flea market dealers. Due to the dense population of foreigners in this area (Akasaka and Roppongi), foreign visitors are often seen at this antique fair.
Nogi-Jinja Shrine is dedicated to General Maresuke Nogi (1840-1912). Nogi was a great soldier and a hero of the Meiji period. He commanded the imperial Army and took Port Arthur from Russia in 1905 at the same time he lost both his sons in the combat. On the day of the funeral of the Emperor Meiji in 1912, he and his wife took their lives. He was one of the greatest heroes of Japan until before the World War II. The residence of General Nogi where he and his wife took their lives remains in good contions on the ground of the shrine.
The Antique Fair at Nogi-Jinja Shrine is located 1 minute walk away from Nogizaka Sta. (Exit 1) on Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line, which makes it easily accessible by public transportation.