Want to know what’s happening in Japan right now? Now you can! On the first of the month, we’ll share a monthly calendar of Japan’s upcoming holidays and notable festivals.
Check our instagram story on these dates to learn more about each holiday!
Feb 3: Setsubun
Falling on the eve of spring according to the lunar calendar, Setsubun is traditionally held to ward off evil spirits
One of Japan’s largest snow festivals, the Sapporo Snow Festival is known for its incredible snow and ice sculptures.
A quieter alternative to the famous Sapporo snow festival, the Asahikawa Winter Festival boasts equally astonishing sculptures.
The city of Otaru illuminates its picturesque canal.
Feb 11: Foundation Day (national holiday)
Celebrates the mythical foundation day of Japan and the rise of its first emperor.
Feb 23: Emperor’s Birthday (national holiday)
A public holiday to celebrate the birth of the current emperor, Naruhito.