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Special deals and events in Japan

  Description Prefecture(Area)/Category
Marunouchi Illumination 2013

2013/10/1 - 2014/2/16 [Winter]
Tokyo (Kanto)
Others (Events Calendar)
Midtown Christmas 2013

2013/11/14 - 2013/12/25 [Winter]
Tokyo (Kanto)
Others (Events Calendar)
"Namba Hikaritabi" illumination

2013/11/15 - 2014/2/16 [Winter]
Osaka (Kyoto/Osaka)
Others (Events Calendar)
JAPAN SHOPPING FESTIVAL 2014

2013/12/1 - 2014/2/28 [Winter]
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Shopping Facilities
Gishi-sai (Winter)
A festival honoring the forty-seven loyal retainers in Akoh, popular in movies and dramas
2013/12/14 - [Winter]
Tokyo (Kanto)
Annual Events
Kasuga Wakamiya On-Matsuri
An elegant festival of traditional performing arts continuously passed down since the 12th Century
2013/12/15 - 2013/18 [Winter]
Nara (Kansai)
Annual Events
Hagoita-Ichi
A lively fair full of Edo sentiments, brightly coloring downtown Tokyo at the year-end
2013/12/17 - 2013/12/19 [Winter]
Tokyo (Kanto)
Annual Events
Beppu Christmas HANABI Fantasia

2013/12/23 - 2013/12/24 [Winter]
Oita (Kyushu/Okinawa)
Annual Events
Tokyo Michi Terrace 2013

2013/12/24 - 2013/12/29 [Winter]
Tokyo (Kanto)
Others (Events Calendar)
Oga Namahage Festival
On New Year's Eve, strange deities holding cooking knives go around visiting homes in Oga
2013/12/31 - [Winter]
Akita (Tohoku)
Annual Events
Okera-Mairi Festival
A traditional New Year's Eve ritual of Kyoto praying for sound health in the New Year
2013/12/31 - [Winter]
Kyoto (Kansai)
Annual Events
Kobe Luminarie

2013/12/5 - 2013/12/16 [Winter]
Hyogo (Kansai)
Others (Events Calendar)
2013 SENDAI Pageant of Starlight

2013/12/6 - 2013/12/31 [Winter]
Miyagi (Tohoku)
Others (Events Calendar)
Sumo
January Grand Tournament
2014/1/12 - 2014/1/26 [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.
2014/1/17 - 2014/1/17 [Winter]
Akita (Tohoku)
Annual Events
Hakone Ekiden
Tokyo-Hakone Round-Trip College Ekiden Race
2014/1/2 - 2014/1/3 [Winter]
Kanagawa (Kanto)
Sports Events
Yamayaki
An entire hill is set ablaze in winter. A New Year event which originated in boundary disputes among temples.
2014/1/25 - [Winter]
Nara (Kansai)
Annual Events
Tamaseseri
Half-naked men scramble for a lucky 8-kg ball in a shower of cold water
2014/1/3 - [Winter]
Fukuoka (Kyushu/Okinawa)
Annual Events
Nagasaki Lantern Festival 2014
PHOTO COURTESY : Nagasaki Kanko Renmei
2014/1/31 - 2014/2/14 [Winter]
Nagasaki (Kyushu/Okinawa)
Annual Events
Dezome-shiki
Warning people of the dangers of fire through acrobatic stunts on top of ladders.
2014/1/6 - [Winter]
Tokyo (Kanto)
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.
2014/1/7 - [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.
2014/1/9 - 2014/1/11 [Winter]
Osaka (Kansai)
Annual Events
Chichibu Yomatsuri
Gorgeous floats dash up a steep slope. The fireworks displays lighting up the winter evening sky are spectacular.
2014/12/2 - 2014/12/3 [Winter]
Saitama (Kanto)
Annual Events
Yokote Kamakura Snow Festival
A fantastic world appearing on a snow country evening.
Chatting with children in rooms made of snow.
2014/2/15 - 2014/2/16 [Winter]
Akita (Tohoku)
Annual Events
Kyoto Marathon

2014/2/16 - 2014/2/16 [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.
2014/2/17 - 2014/2/20 [Winter]
Aomori (Tohoku)
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
2014/2/23 - 2014/2/23 [Winter]
Tokyo (Tokyo and vicinity)
Sports Events
Yubari International fantastic Film Festival

2014/2/27 - 2014/3/3 [Winter]
Hokkaido (Hokkaido)
Others (Events Calendar)
Setsubun Mantoro
Candle fire lights up 3,000 lanterns.
Here you can experience a fantastic world of antiquity.
2014/2/3 - [Winter]
Nara (Kansai)
Annual Events
Sapporo Snow Festival
Sapporo turns into a snow museum!
Internationally renowned and Japan's largest snow festival.
2014/2/5 - 2014/2/11 [Winter]
Hokkaido (Hokkaido)
Annual Events
The 17th Japan Media Arts Festival

2014/2/5 - 2014/2/16 [Winter]
Tokyo (Tokyo and vicinity)
Art Festival
HAKUBA YUKIKOI FESTIVAL
PHOTO COURTESY : Tourism Commission of Hakuba Village
2014/2/7 - 2014/2/15 [Winter]
Nagano (Chubu)
Others (Events Calendar)
Wonder Festival

2014/2/9 - 2014/2/9 [Winter]
Chiba (Kanto)
Annual Events
Omizutori
This event goes back 1,000 years. Buddhist priests draw up healing waters and run about with huge pine torches.
2014/3/1 - 2014/3/14 [Winter]
Nara (Kansai)
Annual Events
TOKYO GIRLS COLLECTION
PHOTO COURTESY : TOKYO GIRLS COLLECTION 2013 A/W

2014/3/1 - [Winter]
Tokyo (Tokyo and vicinity)
Fashion Events
IZU TRAIL Journey 2014

2014/3/16 - [Winter]
Shizuoka (Chubu)
Sports Events
KOBE COLLECTION 2014 SPRING/SUMMER
PHOTO COURTESY : KOBE COLLECTION
2014/3/2 - [Winter]
Hyogo (Kansai)
Fashion Events
TOKYO RUNWAY
PHOTO COURTESY : TOKYO RUNWAY
2014/3/21 - [Winter]
Tokyo (Tokyo and vicinity)
Fashion Events
AnimeJapan 2014
"AnimeJapan 2014" is one of the largest international festivals for all people involved in animation including animation fans, licensees, buyers and other related people all over the world.


2014/3/22 - 2014/3/23 [Winter]
Tokyo (Tokyo and vicinity)
Anime Events
Nagoya City Marathon

2014/3/8 - 2014/3/9 [Winter]
Aichi (Chubu)
Sports Events
Nagoya Women's Marathon

2014/3/9 - [Winter]
Aichi (Chubu)
Sports Events
Sumo
March Grand Tournament
2014/3/9 - 2014/3/23 [Winter]
Osaka (Kyoto/Osaka)
Sports 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