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!
|Location||Christmas Market Name||2021 Dates||More Info|
|Fukuoka||Christmas market in Hikari no Machi HAKATA||Nov 9 - Dec 25||Official Website|
|Fukuoka||TENJIN Christmas market||Nov 13 - Dec 26||Official Website|
|Fukuoka||CHRISTMAS MARKET in Passage||Nov 20 - Dec 25||Official Website|
|Hanno||Metsa Village Christmas||Nov 18 - March 2022|
|Hiroshima||Hiroshima German Christmas Market||Cancelled||Official Website|
|Huis Ten Bosch||Huis Ten Bosch Kingdom of Lights||Now - Dec 26||Official Website|
|Kagoshima||Kagoshima Christmas Market||Dec 3 - 26||Official Website|
|Kobe||Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens Christmas Fair||TBA||Official Website|
|Kosaka||Kosaka Christmas Market||Dec 1 - 25||Official Website|
|Kumamoto||Kumamoto Christmas Market (Flower field open space venue)||Dec 6 - 19||Official Website|
|Kumamoto||Kumamoto Christmas Market (Kumamoto station venue)||Dec 9 - 25||Official Website|
|Nagoya||Nagoya Christmas Market||Cancelled||Official Website|
|Osaka||Osaka German Christmas Market||Cancelled||Official Website|
|Osaka||Amazing Christmas Market for Loved Ones||Dec 1 - 25||Official Website|
|Saitama||Saitama Super Arena Keyaki Hiroba Illuminations||Nov 13 - Feb 14, 2022||Official Website|
|Saitama||Cocoon City Christmas Market||Dec 21 - 25||Official Website|
|Sapporo||Sapporo Munich Christmas Market||Cancelled (Replaced with Online Version)||Official Website|
|Sendai||Sendai Winter Park Christmas Market||TBA||Official Website|
|Tokoname||Centrair Christmas Market||TBA||More Info|
|Tokyo||Roppongi Hills Christmas Market||Nov 27 - Dec 25||Official Website|
|Tokyo||Tokyo Christmas Market (Hibiya Park Christmas Market)||Dec 10 - Dec 25||Official Website|
|Tokyo||Yebisu Garden Palace Christmas Marché||TBA||Official Website|
|Toyohashi||Toyohashi Kira-Kira Illumination ||Nov 12 - Feb 14||Official Website|
|Yokohama||Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse Christmas Market||Nov 26 - Dec 25||Official 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.