In February, in the small town of Otaru in Hokkaido, is held the Snow Light Path Festival. Thousands upon thousands of candles are lit in the snow every evening across the town. It creates an amazingly peaceful atmosphere and makes for one of Japan's most beautiful winter scenery.
Tokamachi snow festival is a snow festival held in Niigata Prefecture from February 4th in 1950. The main idea of this festival is to befriend snow and to enjoy it. This year, 2019, Tokamachi snow festival will be held from February 15th to 17th.
The city of Yokote in Akita Prefecture holds one of Japan's coolest snow festivals. Throughout the town, snow shelters called kamakuras are built and lit from the inside. Here's more on this unique snow festival.
The most famous Hadaka Matsuri, or naked festival, is the one held in Okayama in February. Essentially, it's a game consisting of men wearing fundoshi (loincloths) competing in mass to get a hold of a pair of sacred sticks.
Seeing Christmas illuminations is one of the popular things to do in Tokyo during the winter. Strolling through famously lit streets and parks is considered a very romantic activity. One of the best places in Tokyo to see amazing illuminations is in front of the Carette Shiodome shopping mall. Go there during any time around Christmas and you're sure to see plenty of couples gazing at the amazing show of lights.
The Sapporo Snow Festival is the hugest winter event in Japan! If you are seeking to experience some winter magic, it's the place to go in Japan in February. Here's more on this famous festival.
Thinking of heading up north in Japan in February? If so, don't stop at Sapporo, go a little further north to enjoy another great winter festival: the Asahikawa Winter Festival. Great food, the biggest snow sculpture in the world and world-class ice statues await you!
Japan's national sport, sumo. If you are now looking forward to watching sumo, "Ichigatsubasho", the new year sumo will the perfect. "Ichigatsubasho" is held from January 13th to 27th. We will also introduce an east guide to enjoy sumo and some sumo gourmets you must have.
Good news for fans of the World Drigger Anime! The series will become the theme of a cafe in Harajuku, Tokyo, for a limited time from Dec. 14, 2018 to Jan. 27, 2019.
Wakakusa Yamayaki is an old tradition of burning the hillslope of a mountain located near Nara city. It's one of the most famous festivals during the winter season in the former capital of Japan.
In Shinjuku, Tokyo, from January 9th to 22nd, Keio Department Store is holding its popular Ekiben Festival. You'll be amazed by the 300 and over bento boxes made to be eaten on the train that come from all over Japan. A must-go for foodies and bento enthusiasts!
Toka Ebisu Festival is an event held every year in Osaka from the 9th to the 11th of January. It is part of the new year's celebration of visiting a shrine. For this occasion, the purpose is to pray for commercial success. This is a major event in Osaka that is interesting to take part in if you happen to be there!
Smart Illumination Yokohama features beautiful modern light displays on the waterfront of Yokohama. The event starts in late fall and some installations are kept until the end of the year.
For a limited time, you can have pokémon-themed donuts at Mister Donuts all over Japan.
Midtown Christmas is one of the most spectacular Christmas illumination events in Tokyo. The event is held from Nov. 18 to Dec. 25 at the Plaza Area of Tokyo Midtown located near the Roppongi Station.
Ghibli Museum in Mitaka is a famous place for all the Studio Ghibli fans. This year in 2018, there is a special event open until November. The special event is about eating! This unique exhibition is definitely enjoyable.
Mark your calendar! Their world tour stops on November 30th and December 1st at Tokyo Dome!
For the whole month of November, there will be special events held at Mount Takao to highlight the autumn colours of the beautiful fall season.
Everyone get ready! Bon Jovi is coming to Japan for the first time in five years. Do not miss this concert on November 26th at Tokyo Dome!
Boys and girls brace yourselves, "America's Sweetheart" Taylor Swift is coming to Tokyo Dome for the tour on November 20th and 21st!