A calendar of events and festivals in Tokyo and major festivals throughout Japan. Especially due to the COVID-19 situation, it is always prudent to check the official event website (link provided whenever available) before attending to make sure that there have not been any last-minute changes in the scheduling.

Ebisu’s Marché de Nöel

Nov 〜 Dec 2021
As you might expect, the Christmas market in Yebisu Garden Place has an altogether more refined feel about…

Rikugien Autumn Illuminations

Mid Nov 〜 Late Dec 2021
From mid-November until early December Rikugien stays open for visitors until 9pm for its annual “Light Up” show—illuminations…

Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse Christmas Market

Late Nov 〜 Late Dec 2021
Festive market held between the twin Red Brick Warehouses

Autumn Public Opening of Inui Street

Late Nov 〜 Early Dec 2021
Twice a year—when the cherry trees bloom and again in late autumn—Inui Street (乾通り) in the grounds of…

Roppongi Hills Christmas Market

Late Nov 〜 Late Dec 2021
The Roppongi Hills Christmas Market returns to Oyane Plaza (the roofed area when you walk around the building…

IREX International Robot Exhibition

Early Dec 2021
Exhibition held every other year to showcase the latest in robotic technology. Most of the robots on display…

Chichibu Yomatsuri

Dec 2Dec 3
One of Japan’s greatest hikiyama (float) festivals, the Chichibu Yomatsuri is held 2-3 December every year and attracts…

Odaiba Rainbow Winter Fireworks

Early Dec 2021
Almost 2,000 fireworks will be launched over 10 minutes at 7pm every Saturday in December from Daiba Park,…

Heiwajima Antique Fair

Late Dec 2021
Less a market and more a bazaar that focuses almost exclusively on antique goods, the Heiwajima Antique Fair…

Tokyo Christmas Market

Late 〜 Late Dec 2021
Tokyo Christmas Market is Tokyo’s biggest Christmas market, and certain attracts the crowds. There is, however, plenty of…