DokiDoki Flea Market 2023: Japan’s largest flea market
Last year’s DokiDoki Flea Market 2022 was held for the first time in three years with an introduction of early admission tickets and admission restrictions to avoid crowds and take measure against infectious diseases. There were about 3,000 vendor booths and 136,030 visitors for three days. The number of vendors and visitors in 2023 is expected to exceed last year.
Japan’s largest flea market
Get your ticket in advance!
There is also an “Early Ticket”, which is ¥1,000 that allows you to enter the venue early (Opens at 9:30, an hour and a half earlier than normal). This ticket is recommended for those who want to avoid crowds.
Flea market, handmade art market and food trucks
There are three main popular flea market areas: one is the area where vendors bring their items by hand, another is the area where vendors sell goods directly from their vehicle, and the other is the area for handmade art goods.
In addition, there are around 30 food trucks offering a variety of different foods, and mini live shows hosted by a radio station, bayfm78. As with last year, it will take measures against infectious diseases, such as adjusting the layout of the stores and expanding the width of the aisles in the venue.
Flea Market Area
One of the attractions of the flea market is that “One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure”, as the old saying goes, and that buyers and sellers can communicate with each other. You can enjoy two different flea market area, one is the area where vendors bring their items by hand, another is the area where vendors sell goods directly from their vehicle.
Floor Display Flea Market Area: Exhibition Halls 4 and 5 (medium-sized hall)
Exhibition hall 4 and 5 is a familiar flea-market style area where various products such as clothing, miscellaneous goods, children’s goods and toys are lined up on the floor. If you find something you want, buy it now, otherwise it may be gone by the time you come back after going around the venue.
“Display around the vehicle” flea market area: Exhibition Halls 1-3 (West side)
This is the area where vendors bring their items in their own car, which means a lot of cars line up at the venue. There are various shops that sell new products, as well as personal used items such as clothing and miscellaneous goods. If you want to look around all the shops in the area, it might take a whole day.
Handmade art goods area: Exhibition Halls 5 and 6
It is a place where vendors sell limited original goods ranging from artistic works of art to hobby handicrafts. The area is super popular because it only sells original works by both professionals and amateurs, including artists’ works of art and hobby accessories. It is a perfect place for both kids and adults to discover unique treasures such as clothes and interior items.
You can ask about the appeal of the works from the vendors.
Original works have a unique charm and attachment.
Let’s find your one-of-a-kind goods! There is also a booth where you can experience handmade.
In a commercial area, there will be special sales of valuable items such as precious metals, as well as sales of clothing, bags, and other goods. Additionally, there will be spaces where companies can display their products and services to promote.
Food Trucks Area
About 30 food trucks will gather at the venue. In the south square, “Makuhari Umaimon Festival” is held where you can enjoy a full menu of Tuna Rice Bowl, Salmon Oyakodon, Broiled Omi Beef Sushi, Beef Tongue Rice Bowl and more!
About 30 food trucks will gather!
“Makuhari Umaimon Festival” returns!
Outside on the west side of Hall 1, the “World Gourmet Festival” will be held in the “Love Our Bay Food Court”, a sea-friendly concept area where containers made from ocean-friendly materials are used and the wastes generated in the area are sorted.
Mini live show hosted by bayfm78
At Exhibition Hall 3 (south side), you can find radio station bayfm’s stage truck. There will be mini-live performances by popular artists and performances by top athletes of the “breaking” that has been adopted as an official event at the Paris Olympics. MC KENSAKU, who is familiar with bayfm’s “breakin’ style”, will also be performing!
bayfm’s track stage
The bayfm’s track stage will be held on May 4th and 5th only. Depending on the weather or other reasons, the contents of the event may be changed or partly canceled.
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|Name:||Makuhari Messe Dokidoki Flea Market 2023|
|Date:||May 3, 2023 (Wednesday:Holiday) to 5th (Friday:Holiday) 3 days during the GW period|
|Open:||11:00 – 17:00 *Admission with early tickets starts at 9:30. Last entry at 16:30|
|Venue:||Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall (Halls 1-6) in Chiba!|
|Admission Fee:||Same-day ticket 800 yen | Advance ticket 700 yen * Free for elementary school students and younger
Early ticket 1,000 yen Entry possible from 9:30 (Limited to 6,000 tickets each day, limited sale on leisure reservation sites “Asoview” and “Seven Ticket”)
|Organizer:||Makuhari Messe Dokidoki Remarket Executive Committee: Makuhari Messe Co., Ltd., Bay FM Co., Ltd.|