Japanese UPCOMING Events and Festivals

Japan has countless events and festivals that take place all year round. We listed below the Japanese events and festivals February to help you plan your perfect itinerary! Before jumping down to the events and festivals let’s learn a little more about Japan’s weather and tradition for February.

February like January the weather is still cold and probably it is the best time for winter sports. It is a great time to visit the powdery snow of the Ski resorts in the Northern part of the country. February isn’t just about the cold weather and snow beds, several snow festivals and winter illumination events are still held around the country.

Kayabuki no Sato Snow Lantern Festival

Date: Late January – Early February, 2021
Event Schedule: 3:00pm – 8:00pm
Admission: Free

Location: Kyoto

Zao Snow Monster Festival

Date: Early February 2020
Admission: Free

Location: Yamagata

Yasaka Shrine Setsubun

Date: February 2-3, 2021
Event Schedule: 11:00am – 4:00pm
Admission: Free

Location: Kyoto

Heian Jingu Setsubun

Date: February 3, 2021
Event Schedule: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Admission: Free

Location: Kyoto

Dojima Yakushido Setsubun Omizukumi Festival

Date: February 3, 2021
Event Schedule: 3:00pm – 9:00pm
Admission: Free

Location: Osaka

The Hakodate Russian Festival

Date: Early February, 2021
Event Schedule: 11:00am – 3:00pm

Location: Hokkaido

Namahage Sedo Festival

Date: Early – Mid February, 2021
Admission: Free

Location: Akita

Miyajima Oyster Festival

Date: Early-Mid February, 2021
Event Schedule: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Admission: Free

Location: Hiroshima

Tadami Snow Festival

Date: Early-Mid February, 2021
Event Schedule: 10:00am – 8:30pm
Admission: Free

Location: Fukushima

Kamihinokinai Paper Balloon Festival

Date: February 10, 2021
Admission: Free

Location: Akita

2020 Sapporo Snow Festival

Date: February 4-11, 2021
Admission: Free

Location: Hokkaido

Abashiri Okhotsk Drift Ice Festival

Date: Early February, 2021
Event Schedule: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Admission: Free

Location: Hokkaido

Iwate Snow Festival

Date: February 2 to 11, 2021
Admission: Free

Location: Iwate

Hirosaki Castle Snow Lantern Festival

Date: Early – Mid February, 2021
Admission: Free

Location: Aomori

Chinese New Year Festivities

Date: Mid February, 2021
Admission: Free

Location: Hyogo

Saidai-ji Eyo Hadaka Festival

Date: Mid February 2020
Admission: Free

Location: Okayama

Yokote Kamakura Snow Festival

Date: February 15-16, 2021
Admission: Free

Location: Akita

Otaru Light Snow Path

Date: February 08 to 16, 2021
Event Schedule: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Admission: Free

Location: Hokkaido

Otaru Light Snow Path

Date: February 08 to 16, 2021
Event Schedule: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Admission: Free

Location: Hokkaido

Nagasaki Lantern Festival 2020

Date: Mid February – Early March, 2021
Admission: Free

Location: Nagasaki

Ichiya Kannyo (One Night) Festival

Date: February 20, 2021
Event Schedule: 2:00pm
Admission: Free

Location: Osaka

Kujuku Islands Oyster Eating Festival

Date: February 2020

Location: Osaka

Lake Towada Winter Story

Date: Early-Late February, 2021
Admission: Free

Location: Aomori

Shigisan Tiger Festival

Date: Late February, 2021
Admission: Free

Location: Nara

Katsuyama Sagicho Matsuri

Date: Late February, 2021
Admission: Free

Location: Fukui

Baikasai Plum Blossom Festival

Date: February 25, 2021
Event Schedule: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Admission: Free

Location: Kyoto

Osaka Castle Illuminage

Date: Mid December – Early March, 2021
Event Schedule: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Admission: JPY 1,200

Location: Aichi

Yunishigawa Onsen Kamakura Festival

Date: Late January – Early March, 2021
Event Schedule: 9:00am – 9:00pm
Admission: JPY 300-500

Location: Tochigi

Souriike Plum Blossom Festival

Date: Mid February – Mid March, 2021
Event Schedule: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Admission: Free

Location: Aichi

Sapporo White Illumination

Date: Late November – Mid March, 2021
Admission: Free

Location: Hokkaido

“Light of Versailles” Winter Illumination

Date: Late October – Late March, 2021
Admission: ¥1,000 (on the door)

Location: Shizuoka

Credit to: Your Japan Journey

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