Christmas Markets in Japan: Opening Dates for 2023!

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Wondering when Christmas markets will be open this year in Japan? We’ve done all the research so you don’t have to!

In this post, we’ll be sharing a list of the most popular Christmas markets in Japan, along with the opening dates that we know of so far.

We know it isn’t easy to find all this information in one place, so we’ve spent hours assembling all the dates and official websites of various markets to make your trip planning infinitely easier.

We hope you find this list helpful!

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When do Christmas Markets Usually Open in Japan?

Exact Christmas market dates in Japan usually aren’t known until a few months before the festive season, but there are (of course) patterns.

Exact opening times vary from market to market, but you can generally expect Japan’s Christmas markets to be open from the end of November until the end of December.

Japanese Christmas Markets 2023 Opening Dates

So, what about opening dates for Japanese Christmas markets in 2023?

Unfortunately, as of June 2023, no concrete dates have been announced for Japan’s bigger Christmas markets.

We will update the table below as soon as we learn more.

While we try our best to ensure the information is up-to-date and accurate, we recommend double checking with official sources (like the websites below) before making any plans. Dates and details can change quickly these days, so it’s always better safe than sorry!

NOTE: We’ve put a lot of time and effort into assembling the information below, so if you are quoting/referencing these details in your own articles and websites, we would greatly appreciate a link back to this page. Thank you for your understanding!

LocationChristmas Market Name2023 DatesMore InfoHotel Deals
FukuokaChristmas market in Hikari no Machi HAKATANov 6 - Dec 25More Info
FukuokaTENJIN Christmas market Nov 17 - Dec 25More Info
FukuokaCHRISTMAS MARKET in Passage
Nov 18 - Dec 25More Info
FukuokaChristmas Gate Park in Fukuoka Daimyo Garden CityNov 21 - Dec 25More Info
FukuokaFesta de SantaNov 22 - Dec 25More Info
FukuokaNakasu Hikarino AdventNov 2 - Jan 8More Info
HannoWinter Wonderland in Moonmin Valley ParkNov 2 - Jan 8 More Info
HiroshimaHiroshima German Christmas MarketDec 15 - 17More Info
Huis Ten BoschHuis Ten Bosch Christmas in the City of LightsNov 10 - Jan 8More Info
KagoshimaKagoshima Christmas MarketDec 8 - 25More Info
KobeKobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens Christmas FairNov 11 - Dec 25More Info
KumamotoKumamoto Christmas Market (Hanabata)Dec 8 - 25More Info
KumamotoKumamoto Christmas Market (Suizenji)Dec 1 - 3More Info
KumamotoKumamoto Christmas Market (Kumamoto station venue)Nov 23 - Dec 25More Info
NagoyaNagoya Christmas MarketDec 9 - 25More Info
OsakaOsaka Christmas MarketDec 1 - 25More Info
OsakaAmazing Christmas Market for Loved OnesNov 22 - Dec 25More Info
SaitamaSaitama Super Arena Keyaki Hiroba IlluminationsNov 11 - Feb 14More Info
SaitamaCocoon City Christmas MarketDec 21 - 25More Info
SapporoSapporo Munich Christmas MarketNov 22 - Dec 25More Info
SendaiSendai Winter Park Christmas Market Dec 8 - 25More Info
TokyoRoppongi Hills Christmas MarketNov 6 - 25More Info
TokyoTokyo Christmas Market (Hibiya Park Christmas Market)Nov 23 - Dec 25More Info
YokohamaYokohama Red Brick Warehouse Christmas MarketNov 2 - Dec 25More Info

Help us improve this list of Christmas market opening dates in Japan!

Know of any other Japanese Christmas markets we should add to our list? Let us know in the comments with a link to an official source if possible so we can ensure we get accurate dates.

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