Showakinen-koen, the largest national park in Tokyo, has various attractions including cultural and sporting amenities as well as gardens. The 300m-long ginkgo trees tunnel is the highlight of the park in autumn.
Inspired by the Christmas Market in Germany, this event will be held again this year in Tokyo. Visitors can enjoy Christmas in the European style with food and beverage stalls, as well as live performances by artists. Ja, Glüh Wein kann man dort trinken!
An arts and crafts fair will take place in Kanazawa, the city recognized internationally as a city of art crafts or Kogei. Kogei Art Fair Kanazawa will be a platform to showcase the fresh, new values and aesthetic consciousness of Kogei from Kanazawa to the world.
Why not come and savor the flavors across Japan while taking in the stunningly lit-up Kawaguchi station square?
The lively night festival "Chichibu Yomatsuri", one of the three largest float parade festivals in Japan, has a history of more than 300 years.
Comitia is a large comic book trade show featuring original independent Manga/Comic books, where both professional and amateur comic artists offer their self-published books.
A bicycle road race will take place in the Tama area of Tokyo. Come witness the thrilling competition of top cyclists up close.
Don't miss the year-end solo performances of a shamisen artist in Nippori, Tokyo, showcasing traditional and modern styles of shamisen play and singing. Experience authentic Japanese music at its finest!
Narita Dream Farm in Chiba will hold the 22nd Hole-digging competition on February 4, 2024. The entry begins on Dec. 4.
A traditional market for Kumade lucky charms annually takes place at Oji-jinja Shrine in Oji Town.
One of the largest antique markets in Tokyo, some 200 dealers will participate and sell different kinds of antiques.
Winter fireworks performed at Odaiba on Saturdays in December.
A large trade show features "Analog" games, including card games, board games, and tabletop role-playing games.
A large, traditional market held at a historic shrine in Omiya
One of the largest festivals in Urawa city, Saitama. This traditional lucky charm market takes place every December 12th of the year.
A traditional market with a history of over 400 years, more than 700 stalls line in the streets. There is the Daikan-yashiki 代官屋敷, a former residence of the local governor (Samurai house) near the marketplace.
A traditional market held every 15th of December in Kawaguchi, Saitama Prefecture. Hundreds of stalls will line the street between Kawaguchi station and the shrine.
A traditional market held at Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa, annually takes place from 17th to 19th of December.
In Japan, there is a traditional custom which is to take a Yuzuyu bath (hot citron bath) on the winter solstice, and most of Sento (Public Bathing Facilities) offer special Yuzuyu bathing at the regular fee on the day.
A year-end market held at Nihonbashi, a historic wholesale district in Tokyo. Though this market is mainly to sell New Year's decorations, wholesalers also join the market and hold special sales of foods, clothes and more.