Christmas Markets in Japan: Opening Dates for 2021!

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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 2021 Opening Dates

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

In the table below, we’ll be summarizing the known opening dates for some of Japan’s biggest and best-known Christmas markets this year.

NOTE: As you can see from the table below, the 2021 Christmas market season in German is still very much up in the air, but we hope you find the list of markets and their official sites helpful until we know more about concrete dates.

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 HAKATATBAOfficial Website
FukuokaTENJIN Christmas market TBAOfficial Website
FukuokaCHRISTMAS MARKET in Passage
TBAOfficial Website
TBAOfficial Website
HannoMetsa Village ChristmasTBA
HiroshimaHiroshima German Christmas MarketTBAOfficial Website
Huis Ten BoschHuis Ten Bosch Kingdom of LightsTBAOfficial Website
KagoshimaKagoshima Christmas MarketTBAOfficial Website
KobeKobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens Christmas FairTBAOfficial Website
KosakaKosaka Christmas MarketTBAOfficial Website
KumamotoKumamoto Christmas MarketTBAOfficial Website
NagoyaNagoya Christmas MarketTBAOfficial Website
OsakaOsaka German Christmas MarketTBAOfficial Website
OsakaAmazing Christmas Market for Loved OnesTBAOfficial Website
SaitamaSaitama Christmas MarketTBAOfficial Website
SapporoSapporo Munich Christmas MarketTBAOfficial Website
SendaiSendai Winter Park Christmas Market TBAOfficial Website
TokonameCentrair Christmas MarketTBAMore Info
TokyoRoppongi Hills Christmas MarketTBAOfficial Website
TokyoHibiya Park Christmas MarketTBAOfficial Website
TokyoYebisu Garden Palace Christmas MarchéTBAOfficial Website
ToyohashiToyohashi Christmas MarketTBAOfficial Website
YokohamaYokohama Red Brick Warehouse Christmas MarketTBAOfficial 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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