Festivals of Japan : Winter

Events across Japan. A collection ranging from traditional to seasonal offerings.

* Due to COVID-19, many festivals are being cancelled this year. Please check each festival on the official website to confirm if it will take place or not.

Early January - Mid-January every year (tentative)

Toka Ebisu Festival (Imamiya Ebisu Shrine)

Osaka

Early January - Mid-January every year (tentative)

Toka Ebisu Festival

Hyogo

Late January - Mid-February every year (tentative)

Nakiji Gusuku Cherry Blossom Festival –Night Illumination of World Heritage Nakijin Castle Ruins–

Okinawa

Early February every year (tentative)

Sapporo Snow Festival

Hokkaido

Early February - Early March every year (tentative)

Kawazu Cherry Blossom Festival

Shizuoka

Mid-February every year (tentative)

Hachinohe Enburi

Aomori

Mid-February - Early April every year (tentative)

BIG HINA MATSURI

Tokushima

Late February - Early March every year (tentative)

Katsuura Big Doll Festival

Chiba

Late February every year (tentative)

Katsuyama Sagicho Festival

Fukui

Early December - Late December every year (tentative)

Sendai Pageant of Starlight

Miyagi

Mid-January every year (tentative)

Kawarayu Onsen Yukake Festival

Gumma

Early February every year (tentative)

Iwate snow festival

Iwate

Mid-February every year (tentative)

Saidaiji Temple Eyo

Okayama

Every year on December 2 to 3

Chichibu Night Festival

Saitama

Every year on December 31

New Year Memorial Ceremony

Shimane

Every year on January 7

Nanokado Hadaka-mairi

Fukushima

Every year on January 15

Nozawa Onsen Dosojin Fire Festival

Nagano

Late January - Early February every year

YAMAGATA snow festival

Yamagata

Late January every year (tentative)

Nara Chitose Hogu-hogu Festival (Otateyama Festival 2020)

Nara

Early February - Mid-February every year (tentative)

Shiramine Yukidaruma Snowmen Festival

Ishikawa

Every year on the 2nd Saturday/Sunday of February

Miyajima Oyster Festival

Hiroshima

Every year on February 13 to 14

Jizo Exorcism Festival

Yamanashi

February 15 and 16 each year

Yokote Kamakura Festival

Akita

Mid-February - Early March every year (tentative)

Nagasaki Lantern Festival

Nagasaki

Late February every year (tentative)

Tokamachi Snow Festival

Niigata

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