Japan events calendar

In Japan, every season has special characteristics and its share of specific events. We chose to compile this in a calendar, month by month, to allow you to better plan your stay.

What are the holidays, festivals and matsuri, movie or cultural products outings, sports events and major concerts, or openings and renovations of buildings to visit?

Navigate in the period that interests you and serenely prepare your trip itinerary thanks to the Kanpai calendar.

Upcoming events

  • 21 December -- Winter starts in Japan
  • 23 December -- Emperor Emeritus Akihito's birthday
  • 25 December -- Christmas in Japan
  • From 31 December to 1 January -- Eve and New Year in Japan
  • 5 January -- Hayao Miyazaki's birthday (born in 1941)
  • 13 January -- Seijin no Hi: adult day (20 years) in Japan
  • 3 February -- Setsubun: celebration of the arrival of spring
  • 14 February -- Valentine's Day in Japan
  • 23 February -- Emperor of Japan Naruhito's birthday
  • 3 March -- Hina Matsuri: little girls' festival in Japan