Matsuri, Events and Festivals in Japan, this week

Image Daito-sai (newly-harvested rice), Chikuma, Nagano  ›› More
10th - 14th December, 2017 | Chikuma City, Nagano Pref.   ›› official website

Image Koto Hajime (Start up for New Year), Gion, Kyoto  ›› More
13th December, 2017 | Gion, Kyoto    ›› official website

Image Ako Gishisai Festival, Tokyo and Hyogo  ›› More
14th December, 2017 | Sengakuji, Tokyo and Ako, Hyogo    ›› official website

Image Tori no Ichi Market - a fair that brings LUCK!  ›› More
15th December, 2017 | Higashi-Matsuyama, Saitama    ›› official website

Image Otariya Festival, Utsunomiya-City Tochigi  ›› More
15th December, 2017 and 15th January, 2017 | Utsunomiya, Tochigi   ›› official web

Image Setagaya Boro Ichi (Flea Market), Tokyo  ›› More
15th - 16th December, 2017 | Setagaya, Tokyo    ›› official website

Image Akiha Hi-Matsuri (Fire Festival), Shizuoka  ›› More
15th - 16th December, 2017 | Hamamatsu, Shizuoka    ›› official website

Image Kasuga Wakamiya Festival, Nara  ›› More
15th - 18th December, 2017 | at Kasuga Taisha Shrine, Nara    ›› official website

Image Ancient court dances, Kamakura, Kanagawa  ›› More
16th December, 2017 | at Tsurugaoka Hachimangu, Kamakura, Kanagawa    ›› official website

Image U-MATSURI Cormorant Festival, Ishikawa  ›› More
16th December, 2017 | at Keta Taisha Shrine, Hakui-City, Ishikawa   ›› official website

Image Jump Festa (Comic Event) at Makuhari Messe, Chiba
16th & 17th December, 2017 | at Makuhari Messe, Chiba    ›› official website

Image Daruma Ichi (Dharma Doll Fair), Tsuruoka, Yamagata ›› Information
17th December, 2017 | Tsuruoka City, Yamagata Pref.    ›› official website

Image Atami Kaijo Hanabi Taikai (Fireworks Display)  ›› More
17th December, 2017 | Atami, Shizuoka    ›› official website

Image Daruma Ichi (Dharma Doll Fair), Odawara, Kanagawa ›› Information
17th & 18th December, 2017 | at Iizumi Kannon Temple, Odawara, Kanagawa    ›› official website

Image Hagoita-Ichi at Senso-ji Temple in Asakusa, Tokyo  ›› More
17th - 19th December, 2017 | Asakusa, Tokyo    ›› official website

Long-run Events in this week

Image Sapporo White Illumination, Hokkaido ›› More
24th November - 25th December, 2017 | Sapporo, Hokkaido    ›› official web

Image German Christmas Market in Sapporo, Hokkaido ›› More
25th November - 24th December, 2017 | Sapporo, Hokkaido    ›› official web

Image Karuizawa Winter Festival 2017  ›› More
25th November 2017 - 4th March 2018 | Karuizawa, Nagano    ›› official website

Image Shimotsuki Matsuri (winter festival), Touyama, Iida, Nagano ›› More
1st to 15th December, 2017 | at Touyama Village, Iida City, Nagano Pref.  ›› official website

Image Kichirei kaomise Kougyo (kabuki All Stars), at Minami-za Theater, Kyoto ›› More
1st - 18th December, 2017 | at Minami-za Theater, Kyoto    ›› official web

Image Arashiyama Hanatōro (flower & light road), Kyoto  ›› More
8th - 17th December, 2017 | Arashiyama, Kyoto    ›› official website

Image Kobe Luminarie (Light Display Festival), Hyogo  ›› More
8th - 17th December, 2017 | Kobe, Hyogo    ›› official website

Image SENDAI Pageant of Starlight, Miyagi  ›› More
8th - 31st December, 2017 | Sendai, Miyagi    ›› official website

Image Illusion on the Tottori Sand Dunes, Tottori Pref.  ›› More
9th - 24th December, 2017 | on the Tottori Sand Dunes, Tottori Pref.    ›› official website

December, Shiwasu (師走, "We All RUN")

Holiday, Sekku & Seasonal Memorial in December
22nd of December  [Touji] Winter Solstice or Midwinter occurs around December 22nd each year . . .  ›› read more
23rd of December  [Emperor's Birthday] The Emperor, with the Empress, receives the congratulations . . .  ›› read more

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January 2018, Mutsuki (睦月, "Month of Affection")

Holiday, Sekku & Seasonal Memorial in January
1st of January  [Gantan] January 1st — New Years Day is arguably the important holiday in Japan . . .  ›› read more
12th of January  [Seijin no hi] Second Monday of January is national holiday of Coming-of-Age . . .  ›› read more

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February, Kisaragi (如月, "Changing Clothes")

Holiday, Sekku & Seasonal Memorial in February
3rd February  [Setsubun] The day's main event is the bean-scattering ceremony . . .  ›› read more
11th February  [Kenkoku Kinen no hi] Day for commemorating the founding of the nation and for fostering . . .  ›› read more

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