The Best Flea Markets in Sapporo

Sapporo Central Wholesale Market
Sapporo Central Wholesale Market | © MIKI Yoshihito/Flickr
Dave Afshar

Sapporo city is home to some of Japan’s biggest and most bustling flea markets. With a variety of unique shops offering an eclectic mix of old and new, the markets here are sure to carry something for everyone: antique furniture, secondhand clothes, jewelry, fresh seafood, and produce – Sapporo really does have it all.

1. Sapporo Central Wholesale Market

Market, Restaurant, Seafood

Sapporo Central Wholesale Market
© MIKI Yoshihito / Flickr
Specializing primarily in local seafood and produce, this is a farmer’s market lover’s dream. The Central Wholesale Market (also known as the “Curb Market”) features over 60 wholesale vendors and restaurants. Nearly everything offered is locally sourced, and many of the shop owners will provide free samples to potential customers. Be sure to try the kaisendon (sashimi rice bowl), as you will be hard-pressed to find a fresher seafood option in Japan.

Golden Market

Held only twice a year in Spring and Autumn, this massive indoor market is a great option for those interested in both buying and selling. Featuring over 1,800 different vendor booths, shoppers with a keen eye and a bit of free time are bound to find something interesting. Most vendors offer clothes, handmade goods, jewelry, antiques and other miscellaneous items.

Golden Market Homepage (Japanese only)

2. Naritasan Antique Market

Market

2. Naritasan Antique Market
© Mugu_shisai / Wikimedia Commons

This outdoor market located next to a Buddhist temple opens to the public on the 28th of every month. Shoppers with an interest in old Japanese pottery, textiles, and other antique goods may want to time their Sapporo visit accordingly. If you are looking for something uniquely Japanese to bring back home, this is the place to go.

3 Chome Minami 7 Jonishi, Chuo Ward, Sapporo, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan

Naritasan Sapporo Betsuin Shineiji Temple | © Mugu_shisai / Wikimedia Commons

3. Nijo Fish Market

Market, Street Food, Japanese

Sashimi Meal at Nijo Fish Market
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Conveniently located within walking distance of the famous Odori Park and Susukino nightlife district, this is a great option for travelers who don’t have the time to make it to the Central Wholesale Market. Over a century old, the market has become hugely popular among locals and tourists for its fresh and affordable seafood options – especially crab and scallops.

Tanukikoji Shopping Arcade

A major shopping hub since the late 1800s, this long strip in downtown Sapporo holds over 200 shops and businesses. While technically not a flea market, Tanukikoji has everything you can imagine; clothing, antiques, souvenir shops, cosmetics, bars, restaurants, karaoke, and nightclubs. Travelers won’t have to worry about timing their visit, as the market is open all year round.

〒060-0062 Hokkaidō, Sapporo-shi, Chūō-ku, Minami 3 Jōnishi, 5 Chome, 南2中黒3条西1丁目-7丁, Japan

SEIKO セイコー Clock 時計 in the Tanuki Koji Shopping Arcade in Sapporo Hokkaido Japan
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