Festivals of Japan : Winter

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

Late January - Mid-February every year (tentative)

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

Okinawa

Early February - Early March every year (tentative)

Kawazu Cherry Blossom Festival

Shizuoka

Late February every year (tentative)

Katsuyama Sagicho Festival

Fukui

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

Early January - Mid-January every year (tentative)

Toka Ebisu Festival (Imamiya Ebisu Shrine)

Osaka

Every year on January 15

Nozawa Onsen Dosojin Fire Festival

Nagano

Early February - Mid-February every year (tentative)

Shiramine Yukidaruma Snowmen Festival

Ishikawa

Every year on February 13 to 14

Jizo Exorcism Festival

Yamanashi

Late November to February 14

Yamagata Sound & Light Fantasia 2021

Yamagata

Early December - Late December every year (tentative)

Sendai Pageant of Starlight

Miyagi

Every year on January 9 to 11

Toka Ebisu

Hyogo

Every year on January 20

Kawarayu Onsen Yukake Festival

Gumma

Late January every year (tentative)

Nara Chitose Hogu-hogu Festival (Otateyama Festival 2020)

Nara

Early February every year (tentative)

Sapporo Snow Festival

Hokkaido

Early February every year (tentative)

Iwate snow festival

Iwate

Mid-February every year (tentative)

Hachinohe Enburi

Aomori

Every year on the 2nd Saturday/Sunday of February

Miyajima Oyster Festival

Hiroshima

February 15 and 16 each year

Yokote Kamakura Festival

Akita

Every year around February

Nagasaki Lantern Festival

Nagasaki

Every year on the third Saturday in February

Saidaiji Temple Eyo

Okayama

Mid-February - Early April every year (tentative)

BIG HINA MATSURI

Tokushima

Mid-February every year (tentative)

Tokamachi Snow Festival

Niigata

Late February - Early March every year (tentative)

Katsuura Big Doll Festival

Chiba

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