Saitama Antique Fair Saitama Super Arena June 2020

Information for the Kottou Antique Fair as well as the regular and large upcoming events at Saitama Super Arena, such as Saitama Reptile World and Japan Burger Championship 2024.

First up, the Kottou Antique Fair. The Kottou Antique Fair, a very famous and well regarded large scale antique fair in Saitama, was on in 2023 for the first time in four years. However, it was on in October. This year, it is back to its rightful date for the first time in five years – in June – as it always was before the pandemic.

Kottou Antique Fair

The Kottou, 骨董, means antique in Japanese. So the antique antique fair! But is is also the word for knickknacks, bric-a-brac, curio, oddity and rarity. This fair is usually on during the rainy season, but it is also the season for antique fairs in Japan. The benefit of the one in the Super Arena is that it is indoors so you can escape the probability of rain! More than 200 antique shops / sellers participate in this fair annually.

This will be the 36th annual Kottou Antique Fair at the Saitama Super Arena. Although the 34th never actually went ahead due to the pandemic! It will be on, as always, on weekdays: Tuesday June 11th and Wednesday June 12th, between 11 am and 5 pm each day. It is held at the Community Arena, which is the main arena in the stadium.


Saitama Super Arena

Saitama Super Arena, which is also called Tamaari Town, is a large indoor and outdoor venue in Saitama City, close to and commutable from Tokyo. They host several major seasonal events during the year. Including a regular air inflated playground, food market AND flea market, as well as a Jazz concert, each once a month. See dates in the table below. >>Also coming up at Saitama Super Arena; the annual beer festival in May<< There is also a large furniture bazaar on in May.

Shintoshin’s regular events at Keyaki Hiroba

Food Market “Keyaki Marche
10 am to 4 pm
Air Play Area
2F Keyaki Hiroba
10 am to 5 pm
Love Jazz Time
by Saitama Big Band
12 to 4.50 pm
Sunday May 12th 2024Saturday May 11thSunday May 19th 2024
Saturday June 1st and June 2nd 2024Sunday May 12thSunday June 16th 2024
Sunday July 7th 2024Sunday July 14th 2024
Sunday August 11th 2024Sunday August 18th 2024
Sunday September 29th 2024Jazzday Festival
September 14th & 15th

There is also a regular flea market on one Tuesday a month. In May 2024 it is on Tuesday May 14th.


Other big events coming up at Saitama Shintoshin in summer 2024

Reptile world at Saitama Shintoshin

Saitama Reptile World 2024

The Saitama Reptile World is on at the Community Arena on Saturday June 15th and Sunday June 16th 2024, from 10 am to 5 pm. Tickets cost 1600 yen at the door for adults and 800 yen for children. It is 200 yen cheaper to purchase them online in advance. Official event website.


Japan Burger Championshop 2024 at Saitama Super Arena Shintoshin

The Japan Burger Championship 2024

The Japan Burger Championship 2024 is on at the Community Arena from Friday June 28th to Sunday June 30th 2024, from 11 am to 9 pm, except on Sunday night when it will finish at 7 pm. Compete or just eat! The winning team will represent Japan in the World Food Championships (in the US) in November! Official website.


Japan’s summer Sweet Potato Expo


Information

Event: Saitama Super Arena Kottou Antique Fair さいたまスーパーアリーナ骨董アンティークフェア

Dates: Tuesday June 11th and Wednesday June 12th 2024

Hours: from 11 am and 5 pm.

Cost: there is no admission fee to the venue.

Venue: Tamaari Town Community Arena, 10 Shintoshin, Chuo Ward, Saitama, 330-0081. View on Google Maps.

Access Saitama Shintoshin

Saitama Shintoshin Tamaari town is about a two minute walk from JR Saitama Shintoshin Station and approximately seven minutes, on foot, from JR Kitayono Station. There is parking available, it is charged by the half hour. However, for most events at Saitama Shintoshin / Super Arena they recommend you come by public transport.

Official event page.

Editor’s note: previous events – Saitama Strawberry Festival February 2024. Sake Jump Dawn of Youth March 17th to 19th 2023, Craft Gyoza Fes, which is on annually, from Wednesday October 4th to public holiday Monday October 9th 2023.

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