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!
|Location||Christmas Market Name||2023 Dates||More Info||Hotel Deals|
|Fukuoka||Christmas market in Hikari no Machi HAKATA||Nov 6 - Dec 25||More Info|
|Fukuoka||TENJIN Christmas market||Nov 17 - Dec 25||More Info|
|Fukuoka||CHRISTMAS MARKET in Passage||Nov 18 - Dec 25||More Info|
|Fukuoka||Christmas Gate Park in Fukuoka Daimyo Garden City||Nov 21 - Dec 25||More Info|
|Fukuoka||Festa de Santa||Nov 22 - Dec 25||More Info|
|Fukuoka||Nakasu Hikarino Advent||Nov 2 - Jan 8||More Info|
|Hanno||Winter Wonderland in Moonmin Valley Park||Nov 2 - Jan 8||More Info|
|Hiroshima||Hiroshima German Christmas Market||Dec 15 - 17||More Info|
|Huis Ten Bosch||Huis Ten Bosch Christmas in the City of Lights||Nov 10 - Jan 8||More Info|
|Kagoshima||Kagoshima Christmas Market||Dec 8 - 25||More Info|
|Kobe||Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens Christmas Fair||Nov 11 - Dec 25||More Info|
|Kumamoto||Kumamoto Christmas Market (Hanabata)||Dec 8 - 25||More Info|
|Kumamoto||Kumamoto Christmas Market (Suizenji)||Dec 1 - 3||More Info|
|Kumamoto||Kumamoto Christmas Market (Kumamoto station venue)||Nov 23 - Dec 25||More Info|
|Nagoya||Nagoya Christmas Market||Dec 9 - 25||More Info|
|Osaka||Osaka Christmas Market||Dec 1 - 25||More Info|
|Osaka||Amazing Christmas Market for Loved Ones||Nov 22 - Dec 25||More Info|
|Saitama||Saitama Super Arena Keyaki Hiroba Illuminations||Nov 11 - Feb 14||More Info|
|Saitama||Cocoon City Christmas Market||Dec 21 - 25||More Info|
|Sapporo||Sapporo Munich Christmas Market||Nov 22 - Dec 25||More Info|
|Sendai||Sendai Winter Park Christmas Market||Dec 8 - 25||More Info|
|Tokyo||Roppongi Hills Christmas Market||Nov 6 - 25||More Info|
|Tokyo||Tokyo Christmas Market (Hibiya Park Christmas Market)||Nov 23 - Dec 25||More Info|
|Yokohama||Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse Christmas Market||Nov 2 - Dec 25||More 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.