February
The best things to do in Japan in February! Our guide to the special events, Japanese festivals (matsuri), and seasonal foods offered at popular restaurants all over Japan. Main Events are the Sapporo Snow Festival, the best of the skiing season, Tokyo marathon, and plum blossoms
Past February Events

Conrad Osaka Has Just Renewed Its Dessert Buffet And It Looks So Tempting!

Conrad Osaka has a new strawberry-themed all-you-can-eat sweets buffet! Only until May 6th, 2018.

Osaka City

Starbucks' New Sakura Line-Up For 2019!

As dearly anticipated, the sakura season is slowly arriving upon us and so are Starbucks' seasonal sakura drinks. This year, both will arrive earlier than usual. Along with the sakura drinks, Starbucks also came up with some pleasant mugs and tumblers. Available from February 15th, 2019

February, March Plum Blossoms In Tokyo | Here Are The Best Spots

From mid-February to mid-March, enjoy plum blossom season in Tokyo at these three impressive spots!

Tokyo

An Homage To The World's Oldest Profession!

RoLand is the most popular host in Japan right now! In fact, he even calls himself the emperor of hosts. He's so popular that there's an exhibition about him at Parco in Ikebukuro. If you are curious about the hosting world in Japan, you should definitely check it out. It will eliminate all stereotypes you might hold about hosting, the first one being they are prostitutes!

Ikebukuro

Nagasaki Latern Festival - February 2019

The festival celebrates Chinese New Year from the 5th to the 19th of February with over 15000 lanterns scattered across the city. Don't miss it!

Nagasaki City

Otaru Snow Light Path Festival: Japan's Most Beautiful Winter Candle Light Festival

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.

Hokkaido

Tokamachi Snow Festival: Astounding Snow Festival In Niigata!

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.

Niigata

Yokote Kamakura Festival: An Ancient Festival Of Snow-Houses Built For The God Of Water

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.

Akita

Hadaka Masturi: Japan's Big "Naked 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.

Okayama City

Asahikawa Winter Festival: Experience A Winter Matsuri In The True North Of Japan

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!

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