Events in Japan

January - 1 : Ichi-gatsu

Events in Japan

7th(Sat) to 15th(Sun) Jan 2017
Location : Tokyo Dome City, Suidobashi, Tokyo

A large event held at Tokyo Dome Stadium. Numerous food stalls from all over Japan gather and serve unique local dishes, including the ones that can be enjoyed only during this event. As the highlights of the festival, a number of lively traditional dancing and parading are performed.

15th(Sun) and 16(Mon) Jan 2017
Location Setagaya, Tokyo

A traditional market with a history over 400 years, more than 700 stalls line on the streets. The market place is located near  the Daikan-yashiki 代官屋敷, a former residence of the local governor (Samurai house).

15th(Sun) and 16(Mon) Jan 2017
Location Shosenji Temple in Kitasenju, Tokyo

The hidden-away-from-view statue of Yama, treasured at Shoenji temple 勝専寺 in Kitasenju 北千住, is opened to public twice a year on 15th, 16th of January and July. 

11th(Wed) Jan 2017
Location : Isesaki town, Gunma prefecture

A traditional market held to sell Daruma dolls and those lucky charms. More than 200 stalls line along Honcho-dori Avenue where “B-kyu Gurume” or B-movie types of food are sold. Traditional events will also be performed at Isesaki-jinja Shrine.

9th(Mon) Jan 2017
Location : Maebashi city, Gunma prefecture

A traditional market held to sell Daruma dolls and those lucky charms. Numerous  stalls line along Honmachi-dori Avenue (Route 50) and shopping streets of central Maebashi. Traditional events will also be performed at Maebashi Hachimangu Shrine.

Date: January 6th(Fri) 2017
Location : Tokyo Big Sight East Parkinglot, Odaiba, Tokyo

Organized by the Tokyo Fire Department, this is an event held to pray for a safe year. Although similar events are held throughout Japan, the spectacular New Year's Parade of Firemen has over 100 fire engines and helicopters participating, along with as large-scale fire-fighting and emergency drills. (textual quotation from JNTO website) 

January 3rd(Tue) 2017
Location: Kawagoe, Saitama Prefecture


Kawagoe historic district includes old merchant homes built in the traditional warehouse style of the Edo period. Kitain, a historical temple related to the Tokugawa Shogun family, has various attractions including the numerous stone states called Gokyaku Rakan.

Date: From Jan 2nd(Mon) to Jan 29th(Sun)
Venue: Tokyo National Museum(Ueno, Tokyo)
Location: Ueno, Tokyo

Celebrating the New Year 2017, various special events are held at the Tokyo National Museum, Ueno, Tokyo. On January 2nd and 3rd, traditional dance and music are performed. The schedule can be found on their official website.