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!
|Location||Christmas Market Name||2022 Dates||More Info||Hotel Deals|
|Fukuoka||Christmas market in Hikari no Machi HAKATA||Official Website|
|Fukuoka||TENJIN Christmas market||Official Website|
|Fukuoka||CHRISTMAS MARKET in Passage||Official Website|
|Hanno||Metsa Village Christmas|
|Hiroshima||Hiroshima German Christmas Market||Dec 16 - 18||Official Website|
|Huis Ten Bosch||Huis Ten Bosch Christmas in the City of Lights||Nov 5 - Dec 25||Official Website|
|Kagoshima||Kagoshima Christmas Market||Official Website|
|Kobe||Kobe Nunobiki Herb Gardens Christmas Fair||Official Website|
|Kosaka||Kosaka Christmas Market||Official Website|
|Kumamoto||Kumamoto Christmas Market (Flower field open space venue)||Official Website|
|Kumamoto||Kumamoto Christmas Market (Kumamoto station venue)||Official Website|
|Nagoya||Nagoya Christmas Market||Official Website|
|Osaka||Osaka German Christmas Market||Official Website|
|Osaka||Amazing Christmas Market for Loved Ones||Official Website|
|Saitama||Saitama Super Arena Keyaki Hiroba Illuminations||Official Website|
|Saitama||Cocoon City Christmas Market||Official Website|
|Sapporo||Sapporo Munich Christmas Market||Nov 22 - Dec 25||Official Website|
|Sendai||Sendai Winter Park Christmas Market||Official Website|
|Tokoname||Centrair Christmas Market||More Info|
|Tokyo||Roppongi Hills Christmas Market||Official Website|
|Tokyo||Tokyo Christmas Market (Hibiya Park Christmas Market)||Official Website|
|Tokyo||Yebisu Garden Palace Christmas Marché||Official Website|
|Toyohashi||Toyohashi Kira-Kira Illumination ||Official Website|
|Yokohama||Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse Christmas Market||Nov 25 - 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.