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

  • 22 October -- Jidai Matsuri Festival in Kyoto
  • 29 October -- Isao Takahata's birthday (born in 1935)
  • 31 October -- Halloween in Japan
  • 3 November -- Festival of Culture (Bunka no hi - holiday)
  • 18 November -- Anniversary date of the Suica card (initiated in 2001)
  • 21 December -- Winter starts in Japan
  • 23 December -- Birthday of the Emperor of Japan
  • 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)