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Special deals and events in Japan

  Description Prefecture(Area)/Category
Marunouchi Illumination 2014

2014/11/13 - 2015/2/15 [Winter]
Tokyo (Kanto)
Others (Events Calendar)
Sapporo White Illumination

2014/11/21 - 2015/2/14 [Winter]
Hokkaido (Hokkaido)
Others (Special Offer)
"Namba Hikaritabi" illumination

2014/11/8 - 2015/2/15 [Winter]
Osaka (Kyoto/Osaka)
Others (Events Calendar)
OSAKA Hikari Renaissance

2014/12/1 - 2015/1/18 [Winter]
Osaka (Kansai)
Others (Events Calendar)
JAPAN SHOPPING FESTIVAL 2015

2014/12/1 - 2015/2/28 [Winter]
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Shopping Facilities
SENDAI Pageant of Starlight

2014/12/12 - 2014/12/31 [Winter]
Miyagi (Tohoku)
Others (Events Calendar)
Beppu Christmas HANABI Fantasia

2014/12/23 - 2014/12/24 [Winter]
Oita (Kyushu/Okinawa)
Annual Events
Tokyo Michi Terrace 2014

2014/12/24 - 2014/12/28 [Winter]
Tokyo (Kanto)
Others (Events Calendar)
Kobe Luminarie

2014/12/4 - 2014/12/15 [Winter]
Hyogo (Kansai)
Others (Events Calendar)
Sumo
Spring Grand Tournament
2015/1/11 - 2015/1/25 [Winter]
Tokyo (Tokyo and vicinity)
Sports Events
Bonden-sai
A contest to become the first to reach the sacred mountain, carrying bonden for the gods to descend.
2015/1/17 - 2015/1/17 [Winter]
Akita (Tohoku)
Annual Events
NARA Yamayaki
An entire hill is set ablaze in winter. A New Year event which originated in boundary disputes among temples.
2015/1/24 - [Winter]
Nara (Kansai)
Annual Events
Dezome-shiki
Warning people of the dangers of fire through acrobatic stunts on top of ladders.
2015/1/6 - [Winter]
Tokyo (Kanto)
Annual Events
Chichibu Yomatsuri
Gorgeous floats dash up a steep slope. The fireworks displays lighting up the winter evening sky are spectacular.
2015/12/1 - 2015/12/6 [Winter]
Saitama (Kanto)
Annual Events
Gishi-sai
A festival honoring the forty-seven loyal retainers in Akoh, popular in movies and dramas
2015/12/14 - [Winter]
Tokyo (Kanto)
Annual Events
Kasuga Wakamiya On-Matsuri
An elegant festival of traditional performing arts continuously passed down since the 12th Century
2015/12/15 - 2015/12/18 [Winter]
Nara (Kansai)
Annual Events
Hagoita-Ichi
A lively fair full of Edo sentiments, brightly coloring downtown Tokyo at the year-end
2015/12/17 - 2015/12/19 [Winter]
Tokyo (Kanto)
Annual Events
Okera-Mairi Festival
A traditional New Year's Eve ritual of Kyoto praying for sound health in the New Year
2015/12/31 - [Winter]
Kyoto (Kansai)
Annual Events
Oga Namahage Festival
On New Year's Eve, strange deities holding cooking knives go around visiting homes in Oga
2015/2/1 - [Winter]
Akita (Tohoku)
Annual Events
Yokote Kamakura Snow Festival
A fantastic world appearing on a snow country evening. Chatting with children in rooms made of snow.
2015/2/14 - 2015/2/16 [Winter]
Akita (Tohoku)
Annual Events
TOKYO RUNWAY
PHOTO COURTESY : TOKYO RUNWAY
2015/2/14 - [Winter]
Tokyo (Tokyo and vicinity)
Fashion Events
Kyoto Marathon

2015/2/15 - 2015/2/15 [Winter]
Kyoto (Kyoto/Osaka)
Sports Events
Hachinohe Enburi
Dancing and praying for a rich harvest.A dance expressing farm work to signal the arrival of the northern spring.
2015/2/17 - 2015/2/20 [Winter]
Aomori (Tohoku)
Annual Events
Yubari International fantastic Film Festival

2015/2/19 - 2015/2/23 [Winter]
Hokkaido (Hokkaido)
Others (Events Calendar)
TOKYO GIRLS COLLECTION
PHOTO COURTESY : TOKYO GIRLS COLLECTION 2013 A/W
2015/2/28 - [Winter]
Tokyo (Tokyo and vicinity)
Fashion Events
Setsubun Mantoro
Candle fire lights up 3,000 lanterns. Here you can experience a fantastic world of antiquity.
2015/2/3 - [Winter]
Nara (Kansai)
Annual Events
The 18th Japan Media Arts Festival

2015/2/4 - 2015/2/15 [Winter]
Tokyo (Tokyo and vicinity)
Art Festival
Sapporo Snow Festival
Sapporo turns into a snow museum! Internationally renowned and Japan's largest snow festival.
2015/2/5 - 2015/2/11 [Winter]
Hokkaido (Hokkaido)
Annual Events
HAKUBA YUKIKOI FESTIVAL
PHOTO COURTESY : Tourism Commission of Hakuba Village
2015/2/6 - 2015/2/14 [Winter]
Nagano (Chubu)
Others (Events Calendar)
Kasumigaura Marathon

2015/4/19 - [Winter]
Ibaraki (Kanto)
Sports Events
Hakone Ekiden
Tokyo-Hakone Round-Trip College Ekiden Race
2016/1/2 - 2016/1/3 [Winter]
Kanagawa (Kanto)
Sports Events
Tamaseseri
Half-naked men scramble for a lucky 8-kg ball in a shower of cold water
2016/1/3 - [Winter]
Fukuoka (Kyushu/Okinawa)
Annual Events
Usokae
A year of happiness secured by a golden bird. A wooden bird bringing good luck by turning last year's lies into this year's truths.
2016/1/7 - [Winter]
Fukuoka (Kyushu/Okinawa)
Annual Events
Toka Ebisu
Buy a good luck bamboo branch and pray to Ebisu, the patron deity of commerce for success in business.
2016/1/8 - 2016/1/11 [Winter]
Osaka (Kansai)
Annual Events
Tokyo Marathon
Runners pass noted sightseeing locations such as Ginza, Nihonbashi, Asakusa-Kaminarimon, Tsukiji and Toyosu, running towards Tokyo Big Site at the new Tokyo Waterfront Subcenter to finish
2016/2/28 - 2016/2/28 [Winter]
Tokyo (Tokyo and vicinity)
Sports Events
Nagasaki Lantern Festival 2014
PHOTO COURTESY : Nagasaki Kanko Renmei
2016/2/8 - 2016/2/22 [Winter]
Nagasaki (Kyushu/Okinawa)
Annual Events
Saidai-ji Eyo Hadaka Matsuri
A mysterious and exciting night festival. Almost fully-naked men compete for good luck charms.
Third Saturday of February - [Winter]
Okayama (Chugoku/Shikoku)
Annual Events
Toh-shiya (Archery Contest)
Come and experience the spirit of Japanese archery. A contest of archers firing arrows at targets 60 meters away
 The Sunday closest to January 15th - [Winter]
Kyoto (Kansai)
Annual Events