Kyoto Pulse Plaza
In Kyoto, there are many antique markets that are regularly held using in grounds of temple , shrines, parks, and so on. It seems like for large antique markets with long histories, there are also customers who go out of their way to come from far away, as well as foreigners who visit as part of their travels. Furthermore, recently, handicraft markets and flea markets targeting youths are also popular.
Kyoto Antique Fair is one of the unique events in Kyoto, with more than 20 years of history, and is already 73th session in the spring of 2019. It is held three times a year, in spring, early summer, and autumn, and is a large-scale antique fair that is held for three days over the weekend from Friday to Sunday, so it is always bustling with many customers. It is also an indoor facility, so it is held regardless of the weather. There are more than 300 exhibitors of various genres gathered at the market, focusing on Japanese antiques but also offering Western antiques, Chinese art, and so on. Each store offers a wide variety of products, such as tableware, furniture, hanging scrolls, accessories, and kimonos, and tools that are unique due to the era and region in which they were used can also be found sometimes. Distinctive shops are lined up inside the event space, allowing a fun experience just by having a look around.
date : 29 – 31 Mar 2019
open time : 10am – 5pm (last day 10am – 4pm)
Venue : KYOTO PULSE PLAZA
organizer : Kyoto Antique Fiar Executive Committee (Gomoku-do)
tel : 077-522-2307 (075-621-6873 in session)
Sponsorship : Kyoto City Tourism Association
Next fair of date : 28 – 30 Jun 2019
From Kyoto Station
About 15 minutes
From Takeda Station（Subway or Kintetsu）
Take City or Keihan Bus from Takeda Station West Exit No.4 to "Pulse Plazamae".
From Chushojima Station（Keihan）
Take City or Keihan Bus from Chushojima Station North Exit to "Pulse Plazamae".
From JR Kyoto Station
Take R'ex Bus（Express Bus） from Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit to "Kyoto Pulse Plaza/Kyoseramae".
From Kansai International Airport to Kyoto Station
About 75 minutes by Airport Express "HARUKA", or about 85 minutes by Limousine Bus.
From Osaka Itami Airport to Kyoto Station
About 55 minutes by Limousine Bus.