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

  • 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
  • 14 March -- White Day in Japan
  • 21 March -- Spring start in Japan (sakura cherry blossom season)
  • 1 April -- Beginning of the fiscal year in Japan
  • From 14 to 15 April -- Sanno Matsuri (the Spring Takayama Festival)
  • From 29 April to 5 May -- Japanese Golden Week
  • 10 May -- Mother's Day in Japan