Events

February 2016

February

Events in February 2016

Y157 Memorial Spring Festival Illumination The event is hold to commemorate 157th year of opening of Yokohama port. Chinatown will be lit by street lanterns from 16:00 to 24:00. Nov 1(Tue) to
Feb 28(Tue)
Kanagawa
Yokohama Chinatown
Lake Toya Illumination Street Shopping street is decorated with more than 12,000 of little lanterns, to bring the resort fantastic nights. Time: from sunset to 22:00. Nov 1(Tue) to
Mar 31(Fri)
Hokkaido
Toyako Hot Spring
Winter Play at Mountain Rokko and Mountain Maya Various activities are held in Mountain Rokko and Mountain Maya. Not only illumination, food and night sightseeing program, experience programs such as ice cut, sweet potatoes baking, music box production are also very rich. Nov 1(Tue) to
Feb 28(Tue)
Hyogo
Mountain Rokko
Lake Toya Illumination Tunnel There is a 70-meter long illumination tunnel around Lake Toya, creating a fairy tale world. Hokkaido wears the winter season so well, and the illumination is the perfect accompaniment for the Christmas season. Time: 19:00 to 22:00. Nov 11(Fri) to
Mar 5(Sun)
Hokkaido
Toyako Hot Spring
Sapporo White Illumination The tress around Sapporo Odori Park and Sapporo Ekimae-dori are decorated with approximately 370,000 of lighting, creating brilliant works of art that liven up the entire area and bring a romantic night to Sapporo. Nov 18(Fri) to
Mar 14(Sun)
Hokkaido
Sapporo Odori Park
Ice Monster Illumination All trees will be covered with snow and ice and they just look like monsters. It only appears in very few mountains in the world. Ice Monster will be illuminated from 17:00 to 21:00 during the event. Adult 2,600 ye, Child 1,300 yen. Dec 23(Sat) to
Mar 5(Sun)
Yamagata
Jizo Mountain
Tokachigawa Swan Festival Sairinka It is a fantastic, unique winter event featuring light objects of all sizes and colors. The snow-covered ground, the night sky filled with twinkling stars combine to take visitors to a new world of fantasy. Jan 21(Sat) to
Feb 26(Sun)
Hokkaido
Tokachigawa Hot Sping
Ice Festival Many ice statues and objects are colourfully illuminated, and fireworks are displayed on weekends. Events held include a dance of the Ainu, Yosakoi Soran team, and taiko. Jan 25(Wed) to
Mar 20(Mon)
Hokkaido
Soun-kyo Gorge
Lake Shikotsu Ice Festival Ice sculptures that have a brilliant blue color during the day and are colorfully illuminated at night. Visitors can also enjoy ice slides, horseback riding, food, fireworks displays, ice weddings, free flower service, Japanese drum performances, etc. Jan 27(Fri) to
Feb 19(Sun)
Hokkaido
Lake Shikotsu
Spring Festival Children Painting Exhibition Paitings display on the theme of Chinese New Year by the students from Yokohama Yamate Chinese School and Yokohama Chinese Academy. Jan 28(Sat) to
Feb 21(Sat)
Kanagawa
Yokohama Chinatown
Spring Festival Entertainment Performance There will be acrobatic and Chineses traditional dance, lion and dragon dance performance for visitors to enjoy the Chinese New Year.
Jan 29(Sun) to
Feb 25(Sun)
Kanagawa
Yokohama Chinatown
Sapporo Snow Festival A snow festival which is held every February in Sapporo. It is also the largest winter event in Sapporo, a large number of splendid snow statues and ice sculptures line in the park. Feb 1(Wed) to
12(Sun)
Hokkaido
Sapporo Odori Park
Lake Akan Ice Festival Lake Akan will be turned into a stage for winter festivities. There will be ice sculpture exhibition and a small ceremony every night. The fireworks display will be presented under the clear night sky too. Feb 1(Wed) to
Mar 12(Sun)
Hokkaido
Lake Akan
Noboribetsu Hot Spring Festival Traditional dance “Yukijin Kagura” will be performed by red and green demons. Young people with traditional clothes splashing hot springs to each other is one of the highlight too. Feb 3(Fri) and 4(Sat) Hokkaido
Noboribetsu Hot Spring
Lake Towada Winter Festival The biggest snow festival in north Tohoku. Events include Japanese traditional Syamisen music and Nebuta haneto performances, Aomori and Akita local food specialties, giant snow slide, fireworks and snow sculptures. Feb 3(Fri) to
26(Sun)
Aomori
Lake Towada
Celebration Parade Extravagant parade to celebrate the New Year’s with costumes of the Emperor, ethnic clothing, lion dance, and dragon dance. Time 16:00 to 18:00。 Feb 4(Sat) Kanagawa
Yokohama Chinatown
Kushiro Ice Festival Not only the events such as display of ice sculptures, ice slides, a giant ice maze and fireworks, but also the food like BBQ with the fresh seafood, Japanese noodle and complimentary amazake make are awaiting visitors to join. Feb 4(Sat) and
5(Sun)
Hokkaido
Kushiro Fisherman's Wharf MOO
Odawara Plum Festival One of the popular plum blossom spots in Japan. You can take part in the plum pit spitting contest or enjoy Horseback Archery Performance, lantern dance and lion dance, poetry reading, outdoor tea ceremony or eating ume-boshi (pickled plum). Feb 4(Sat) to
Mar 5(Sun)
Kanagawa
Odawara Castle Park
Hirosaki Castle Snow Lantern Festival There are about 200 snow lanterns and snow sculptures and 300 mini kamakura (igloo) all locally made and glittering from the light of the candles, within the park. You will be moved by the light brimming with emotion. Feb 9(Thu) to
12(Sun)
Aomori
Hirosaki Park
Dolls and implements Special Exhibition Antique hina dolls such as "Jirozaemon bina" and "Yusoku bina" and hina doll implements perserved by Maeda family are displayed. Feb 9(Thu) to
Apr 17(Mon)
Ishikawa
Seisonkaku
Latern Festival There will be a display of paper lanterns on which people’s hopes and dreams for the year ahead will be written and performances of lion dances. Time 17:30 to 19:00.
Fed 11(Sat) Kanagawa
Yokohama Chinatown
Dolls in Chuma Around 5,000 dolls are lined up in the front porches of the houses and shops. There are many types of dolls, including dolls which have been passed down from generation to generation and a simple clay doll. The oldest were made 150 years ago. Feb 11(Sat) to
Mar 2(Sun)
Aichi
Chuma Street
Iyashi No Sato Doll Festival Shops are decorated by hanging dolls (tsurushi-bin), one of the costoms to celebrate Japanese girl's day. Dolls are hung at rope or bamboo sticks. Feb 13(Sat) to
Apr 3(Mon)
Yamanashi
Saiko Iyashi No Sato
Tenryo Hita Doll Festival Old houses in Mamedamachi and Kumamachi will display their hina dolls during the festival. Feb 15(Wed) to
Mar 31(Fri)
Oita
Mamedamachi Shopping Street
Ritsurin Garden Plum Festival Visitors can see the blossoming of garden's 100 plum trees while enjoying the food such as delicious udon noodles and Japanese traditional sweet non-alcohol drink provided at the booth. Time 9:00 to 16:30. Feb 20(Sat) adn
21(Sun)
Kawaga
Ritsurin Garden
Motomachi Charming Sale The street wide sale campaign on Yokohama’s Motomachi Shopping Street. Every year, it attracts more than 400,000 visitors. Feb 21(Tue) to
26(Sun)
Kanagawa
Yokohama Chinatown
Showa Shinzan International Yunigassen All players should follow the rules. To win the game, you need to capture your opponents' flag or eliminate all their players, or the team with more remaining players at the end of the game. Feb 25(Sat) and
26(Sun)
Hokkaido
Showa Shinzan
 
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