January Events in Japan

EventsVenueDateTimeLocation
Okera Mairi: Old Year’s Eve at Yasaka-jinja ShrineYasaka Shrine31 Dec – 1 Jan 20217:00 PM-5:00AMKyoto
Nijo-jo Castle Garden Special OpeningNijo Castle1 Jan – 3 Jan 202110:00AM-4:00PMKyoto
Sendai Pageant of StarlightKotodai Park18 Dec – 11 Jan 20215:30PM-10:00PSendai
Saga Light Fantasy29 Oct – 11 Jan 20215:00PM-11:59PMSaga
Iwaki Hikari no Sakura (Light Cherry Blossoms5 Dec – 11 Jan 20215:00PM-11:00PMFukushima
Tako Ebisu Festival8 Jan – 12 Jan 2021Wednesday
9:00AM – 11:00PM
Thursday
9:00AM – 6:00Am
Friday
11:00AM – 2:00PM
Saturday
2:00PM – 12:00AM
Sunday
9:00AM – 10:00PM
Kyoto
Oni Hashiri-Ogres and Flaming TorchesNenbutsu Temple14 Jan 20201:00PM – 11:00PMNara
Shittenoji Doyadoya Festival14 Jan 20202:00PM – 6:00PM Osaka
Nozawa Fire FestivalNozawa Onsen Village15 Jan 20217:00PM – 10:00PM
Nagoya
Nankinmachi Lantern FairKobe ChinatownEarly Dec – Mid Jan 20214:30PM – 10:00PMHyogo
Miyoshi Bonden MatsuriTaiheizan Miyoshi Shrine17 Jan 2021Akita
Wakakusa YamayakiKofuku-ji, Todai-ji, Kasuga Taisha ShrineLate Jan 202112:00PM – 8:00PMNara
Chinses New Year FestivitiesKobe ChinatownMid – Late Jan 2021Hyogo, Kobe
Kayabuki no Sato Snow Lantern Festival3:00PM – 8:00PMKyoto
Zao Snow Monster Festival Zao Snow Monsters Late Jan – Early Feb 2021Yamagata
Nagasaki Lantern Festival 2021Chuo park, Minato ParkLate Jan – Early Feb 2021Nagasaki
Glover Garden Night IlluminationGlover GardenLate Nov – Early Feb 20215:00PM – 9:00PMNagasaki
Yunishigawa Onsen Kamakuro FestivalLate Jan – Early Mar 2021Tochigi
Osaka Castle IlluminageOsaka Castle27 Nov – 7 Mar 20215:30PM – 9:30PMOsaka

Please note the schedule of the events may change without prior noticed.

Credit to: Japan Cheapo

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