Christmas Markets in Japan: Opening Dates for 2022!

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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!

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 2022 Opening Dates

So, what about opening dates for Japanese Christmas markets in 2021?

Bad news – it’s still too early to know. As of March 2022, no concrete dates have been announced yet for any of the big Christmas markets in the country.

But the good news is that events tend to follow a similar date pattern, so we’ve included a table of 2021 dates below so you can see roughly when markets took place last year.

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 Name2021 DatesMore Info
FukuokaChristmas market in Hikari no Machi HAKATANov 9 - Dec 25Official Website
FukuokaTENJIN Christmas market Nov 13 - Dec 26Official Website
FukuokaCHRISTMAS MARKET in Passage
Nov 20 - Dec 25Official Website
HannoMetsa Village ChristmasNov 18 - March 2022
HiroshimaHiroshima German Christmas MarketCancelledOfficial Website
Huis Ten BoschHuis Ten Bosch Kingdom of LightsNow - Dec 26Official Website
KagoshimaKagoshima Christmas MarketDec 3 - 26Official Website
KobeKobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens Christmas FairTBAOfficial Website
KosakaKosaka Christmas MarketDec 1 - 25Official Website
KumamotoKumamoto Christmas Market (Flower field open space venue)Dec 6 - 19Official Website
KumamotoKumamoto Christmas Market (Kumamoto station venue)Dec 9 - 25Official Website
NagoyaNagoya Christmas MarketCancelledOfficial Website
OsakaOsaka German Christmas MarketCancelledOfficial Website
OsakaAmazing Christmas Market for Loved OnesDec 1 - 25Official Website
SaitamaSaitama Super Arena Keyaki Hiroba IlluminationsNov 13 - Feb 14, 2022Official Website
SaitamaCocoon City Christmas MarketDec 21 - 25Official Website
SapporoSapporo Munich Christmas MarketCancelled (Replaced with Online Version)Official Website
SendaiSendai Winter Park Christmas Market TBAOfficial Website
TokonameCentrair Christmas MarketTBAMore Info
TokyoRoppongi Hills Christmas MarketNov 27 - Dec 25Official Website
TokyoTokyo Christmas Market (Hibiya Park Christmas Market)Dec 10 - Dec 25Official Website
TokyoYebisu Garden Palace Christmas MarchéTBAOfficial Website
ToyohashiToyohashi Kira-Kira Illumination
Nov 12 - Feb 14Official Website
YokohamaYokohama Red Brick Warehouse Christmas MarketNov 26 - Dec 25Official Website

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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