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 2022?

Unfortunately, as of October 2022, concrete dates have only been announced for a handful of Japan’s bigger Christmas markets.

You’ll find the confirmed dates we know of summarized in the table below.

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 Name2022 DatesMore InfoHotel Deals
FukuokaChristmas market in Hikari no Machi HAKATAOfficial Website
FukuokaTENJIN Christmas market Official Website
FukuokaCHRISTMAS MARKET in Passage
Official Website
HannoMetsa Village Christmas
HiroshimaHiroshima German Christmas MarketDec 16 - 18Official Website
Huis Ten BoschHuis Ten Bosch Christmas in the City of LightsNov 5 - Dec 25Official Website
KagoshimaKagoshima Christmas MarketOfficial Website
KobeKobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens Christmas FairOfficial Website
KosakaKosaka Christmas MarketOfficial Website
KumamotoKumamoto Christmas Market (Flower field open space venue)Official Website
KumamotoKumamoto Christmas Market (Kumamoto station venue)Official Website
NagoyaNagoya Christmas MarketOfficial Website
OsakaOsaka German Christmas MarketOfficial Website
OsakaAmazing Christmas Market for Loved OnesOfficial Website
SaitamaSaitama Super Arena Keyaki Hiroba IlluminationsOfficial Website
SaitamaCocoon City Christmas MarketOfficial Website
SapporoSapporo Munich Christmas MarketNov 22 - Dec 25Official Website
SendaiSendai Winter Park Christmas Market Official Website
TokonameCentrair Christmas MarketMore Info
TokyoRoppongi Hills Christmas MarketOfficial Website
TokyoTokyo Christmas Market (Hibiya Park Christmas Market)Official Website
TokyoYebisu Garden Palace Christmas MarchéOfficial Website
ToyohashiToyohashi Kira-Kira Illumination
Official Website
YokohamaYokohama Red Brick Warehouse Christmas MarketNov 25 - 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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