Christmas Markets in Japan: Opening Dates for 2024!

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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 2024 Opening Dates

So, what about opening dates for Japanese Christmas markets in 2024?

Unfortunately, as of February 2024, 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 Name2024 DatesMore InfoHotel Deals
FukuokaChristmas market in Hikari no Machi HAKATAMore Info
FukuokaTENJIN Christmas market More Info
FukuokaCHRISTMAS MARKET in Passage
More Info
FukuokaChristmas Gate Park in Fukuoka Daimyo Garden CityMore Info
FukuokaFesta de SantaMore Info
FukuokaNakasu Hikarino AdventMore Info
HannoWinter Wonderland in Moonmin Valley ParkMore Info
HiroshimaHiroshima German Christmas MarketMore Info
Huis Ten BoschHuis Ten Bosch Christmas in the City of LightsMore Info
KagoshimaKagoshima Christmas MarketMore Info
KobeKobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens Christmas FairMore Info
KumamotoKumamoto Christmas Market (Hanabata)More Info
KumamotoKumamoto Christmas Market (Suizenji)More Info
KumamotoKumamoto Christmas Market (Kumamoto station venue)More Info
NagoyaNagoya Christmas MarketMore Info
OsakaOsaka Christmas MarketMore Info
OsakaAmazing Christmas Market for Loved OnesMore Info
SaitamaSaitama Super Arena Keyaki Hiroba IlluminationsMore Info
SaitamaCocoon City Christmas MarketMore Info
SapporoSapporo Munich Christmas MarketMore Info
SendaiSendai Winter Park Christmas Market More Info
TokyoRoppongi Hills Christmas MarketMore Info
TokyoTokyo Christmas Market (Hibiya Park Christmas Market)More Info
YokohamaYokohama Red Brick Warehouse Christmas MarketMore 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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