February Events Calendar

Baily Jo Josie (Miyazaki)

Block 1

69th Sapporo Snow Festival

1 February – 12 February

Sapporo City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Website

Oyasusukyo Shigakko Festival

3 February

Yuzawa City, Akita Prefecture

Website in Japanese only

59th Asahikawa Winter Festival

7 February – 12 February

Asahikawa City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Website 

Namahage Sedo Festival

9 February – 11 February

Oga City, Akita Prefecture

Website  

Hirosaki Castle Snow Lantern Festival

9 February – 12 February

Hirosaki City, Aomori Prefecture

Website  

Otaru Snow Light Path Festival

9 February – 18 February

Otaru City, Hokkaido Prefecture

Website  

Inukko Matsuri

10 February – 11 February

Yuzawa City, Akita Prefecture

Website in Japanese only  

Iwate Snow Festival

14 February – 18 February

Shizukuishi City, Iwate Prefecture

Website in Japanese only 

Hachinohe Enburi

17 February – 20 February

Hachinohe City, Aomori Prefecture

Website 

Naked Festival

22 February – 23 February

Oshu City, Iwate Prefecture

Website in Japanese only   

Block 2 

Snowman Snow Statue Contest

3 February – 4 February

Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture

Website in Japanese only   

Tochio Snow Festival

3 February – 4 February

Nagaoka City, Niigata Prefecture

Website in Japanese only 

Aizu Candle Festival

9 February – 10 February

Aizuwakamatsu City, Fukushima Prefecture

Website in Japanese only  

Snow and Fire Festival

10 February

Mishima City, Fukushima Prefecture

Website 

23rd Ooyama Shinshu Sakagura Matsuri

10 February

Tsuruoka City, Yamagata Prefecture

Website in Japanese only 

Minamiuonuma Snow Festival

10 February – 11 February

Minamiuonuma City, Niigata Prefecture

Website in Japanese only 

Ojiya Balloon Festival

24 February – 25 February

Ojiya City, Niigata Prefecture

Website in Japanese only  

Block 3 

Ashikaga Flower Park

22 October – 5 February

Ashikaga City, Tochigi Prefecture

Website 

Yunishigawa Kamakura Festival

27 January – 4 March

Nikko City, Tochigi Prefecture

Website 

Setsubun Costume Parade

3 February

Ashikaga City, Tochigi Prefecture

Website in Japanese only 

Akagi Mountain Snow Festival

3 February

Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture

Website in Japanese only  

Choco-Run 2018

4 February

Midori Ward, Saitama City, Saitama Prefecture

Website in Japanese only  

North Karuizawa Fire Festival

10 February

Naganohara Town, Gunma Prefecture

Website in Japanese only 

36th Iiyama Snow Festival

10 February – 11 February

Iiyama City, Nagano Prefecture

Website in Japanese only 

Mito Plum Festival

17 February – 31 March

Mito City, Ibaraki Prefecture

Website in Japanese only  

Chichibu Whiskey Matsuri

18 February

Chichibu City, Saitama Prefecture

Website in Japanese only 

Block 4 

Sagamiko Illumination 2017-2018

11 November – 8 April

Sagami Lake Resort Pleasure Forest, Sagamihara City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Website in Japanese only 

Edo-Tokyo 100

28 November – 4 February

Shizuoka City Tokaido Hiroshige Museum of Art, Shizuoka City, Shizuoka Prefecture

Website in Japanese only 

Lake Kawaguchiko’s Fireworks in Winter 2018

13 January – 18 February, Saturdays and Sundays

Kawaguchiko City, Yamanashi Prefecture

Website in Japanese Only 

Yokohama Chinatown Lunar New Year

16 January – 2 February

Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Website in Japanese only 

Saiko Ice Festival

27 January – 12 February

Fujikawaguchiko Town, Yamanashi Prefecture

Website 

Setagaya Plum Festival

10 February – 4 March

Setagaya Ward, Tokyo Prefecture

Website in Japanese only 

Chiba City International Fureai Festival

11 February

Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture

Website in Japanese only 

Tokyo Game Music Show

24 February

Ota Ward, Tokyo Prefecture

Website in Japanese only 

Block 5

Geisha Experience

10 June – 24 March

Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture

Website in Japanese only 

Hida Takayama Winter Light Up

1 December – 28 February

Takayama City, Gifu Prefecture

Website in Japanese only 

Studio Ghibli Layout Design Exhibit

8 December – 11 March

Fukui City, Fukui Prefecture

Website in Japanese only 

Foodpia Kanazawa

27 January – 28 February

Kanazawa City, Ishikawa Prefecture

Website in Japanese only 

Nagoya Ramen Matsuri

2 February – 12 February

Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture

Website 

Toyama Nabe Jiman Taikai

3 February – 4 February

Nakaniikawa District, Toyama Prefecture

Website 

Echizen Ono Winter Story Festival

3 February – 4 February

Ono City, Fukui Prefecture

Website in Japanese only 

Nenohi Kurabiraki

11 February

Tokoname City, Aichi Prefecture

Website  

Takasu Snow Festival

17 February – 18 February

Gujo City, Gifu Prefecture

Website in Japanese only 

Block 6 

Kobe Illumination

11 November – 12 February

Kobe Fruit Flower Park, Hyogo City, Hyogo Prefecture

Website in Japanese only 

The 67th Nagahama Bonsai Exhibition of Ume Trees with Blossoms

10 January – 11 March

Nagahama City, Shiga Prefecture

Website in Japanese Only 

Yukitouro

27 January- 3 February

Nantan City, Kyoto Prefecture

Website  

Kawanishi Machinaka Art Museum

18 February – 4 March

Kawanishi City, Hyogo Prefecture

Website in Japanese only 

Shurakukai

27 February

Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture

Website in Japanese only 

Block 7 

Exhibition of Buildings of Ghibli 2017

2 December – 5 February

Abeno Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture

Website in Japanese only  

Happy Dream Circus

22 December – 26 February

Naniwa Ward, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture

Japanese
English  

Yu Noen Farm Muratake Strawberry Picking

Mid-January – Mid-June

Izumi City, Osaka Prefecture

Website  

Owase Ya Ya Matsuri 2018

1 February – 5 February

Owase City, Mie Prefecture

Website in Japanese only 

Onda Festival

4 February

Asuka Niimasu Shrine, Takaichi District, Nara Prefecture

Website 

Kumano Otani Festival

6 February

Shingu City, Wakayama Prefecture

Website in Japanese only 

Block 8 

Marugame Castle Stone Wall Light Up in Winter

29 November – 4 February

Marugame City, Kagawa Prefecture

Website in Japanese only 

Wan! Park Inu Exhibition

14 December – 6 February

Kochi City, Kochi Prefecture

Website in Japanese only 

Nanrakuen Plum Festival

27 January – 4 March

Uwajima City, Ehime Prefecture

Website in Japanese only 

19th Shikoku Sake Matsuri

24 February

Miyoshi City, Tokushima Prefecture

Website in Japanese only 

Block 9 

Golden Island Zipangu Illumination

6 December – 8 January

Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture

Website in Japanese Only 

Kanmuriyama General Park Plum Festival

10 February – 4 March

Hikari City, Yamaguchi Prefecture

Website in Japanese Only 

Tottori City Student Exchange Painting Exhibition

13 January – 12 February

Tottori City, Tottori Prefecture

Website in Japanese Only 

Chikara-Mochi Eyo (Power Lifting)

4 February

Mimasaka City, Okayama Prefecture

Website 

Mihara Shinmeiichi

9 February – 11 February

Mihara City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Website in Japanese only 

Rabbit Carnival

18 February

Hiroshima City, Hiroshima Prefecture

Website in Japanese only 

Hinase Oyster Festival

25 February

Bizen City, Okayama Prefecture

Website in Japanese only 

Block 10 

Ureshino Hot Spring Matsuri

27 January – 12 February

Ureshino City, Saga Prefecture

Website in Japanese only 

Agano-yaki Valentine Ohoco

1 February – 14 February

Tagawa City, Fukuoka Prefecture

Website in Japanese only 

Doll’s Festival

15 February – 31 March

Hita City, Oita Prefecture

Website 

Goto Camellia Festival

17 February – 4 March

Goto City, Nagasaki Prefecture

Website in Japanese only 

Japanese Ume Apricot Festival

18 February – 18 March

Hita City, Oita Prefecture

Website in Japanese only 

Geniji Temple Reconnaissance Party

22 February

Bungotakada City, Oita Prefecture

Website 

Ainoura Azagochi

24 February – 26 February

Sasebo City, Nagasaki Prefecture

Website in Japanese only 

Block 11

Takachiho Kami Akari

1 November – 19 February

Takachiho Gorge, Nishiusuki District, Miyazaki Prefecture

Website in Japanese only 

Hitoyoshi Kuma Hinamatsuri

1 February – 21 March

Hitoyoshi City, Kumamoto Prefecture

Website in Japanese only 

33th Shinwa no Takachiho Kenkoku Matsuri

11 February

Takachiho Town, Miyazaki Prefecture

Website in Japanese only 

Kagoshima Ramen Championship

16 February – 18 February

Kagoshima City, Kagoshima Prefecture

Website in Japanese only 

Naha Sakura Festival

21 February – 25 February

Naha City, Okinawa Prefecture

Website in Japanese only 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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