Japan has countless events and festivals that take place all year round. We listed below the Japanese events and festivals February 2019 to help you plan your perfect itinerary! Before jumping down to the events and festivals let’s learn a little more about Japan’s weather and tradition for February.

February like January the weather is still cold and probably it is the best time for winter sports. It is a great time to visit the powdery snow of the Ski resorts in the Northern part of the country. February isn’t just about the cold weather and snow beds, several snow festivals and winter illumination events are still held around the country.

Upcoming Japanese Events and Festivals

Kayabuki no Sato Snow Lantern Festival

Date: Late January – Early February, 2020
Event Schedule: 3:00pm – 8:00pm
Admission: Free

Kyoto

Zao Snow Monster Festival

Date: Early February 2020
Admission: Free

Yamagata

Yasaka Shrine Setsubun

Date: February 2-3, 2020
Event Schedule: 11:00am – 4:00pm
Admission: Free

Kyoto

Heian Jingu Setsubun

Date: February 3, 2020
Event Schedule: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Admission: Free

Kyoto

Dojima Yakushido Setsubun Omizukumi Festival

Date: February 3, 2020
Event Schedule: 3:00pm – 9:00pm
Admission: Free

Osaka

The Hakodate Russian Festival

Date: Early February, 2020
Event Schedule: 11:00am – 3:00pm

Hokkaido

Namahage Sedo Festival

Date: Early – Mid February, 2020
Admission: Free

Akita

Miyajima Oyster Festival

Date: Early-Mid February, 2020
Event Schedule: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Admission: Free

Hiroshima

Tadami Snow Festival

Date: Early-Mid February, 2020
Event Schedule: 10:00am – 8:30pm
Admission: Free

Fukushima

Kamihinokinai Paper Balloon Festival

Date: February 10, 2020
Admission: Free

Akita

2020 Sapporo Snow Festival

Date: February 4-11, 2020
Admission: Free

Hokkaido

Abashiri Okhotsk Drift Ice Festival

Date: Early – Mid February, 2020
Event Schedule: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Admission: Free

Hokkaido

Iwate Snow Festival

Date: Early – Mid February, 2020
Admission: Free

Iwate

Hirosaki Castle Snow Lantern Festival

Date: Early – Mid February, 2020
Admission: Free

Aomori

Chinese New Year Festivities

Date: Mid February, 2020
Admission: Free

Hyogo

Kasedori Festival

Date: February 11, 2020
Admission: Free

Yamagata

Saidai-ji Eyo Hadaka Festival

Date: Mid February 2020
Admission: Free

Okayama

Yokote Kamakura Snow Festival

Date: February 15-16, 2020
Admission: Free

Akita

Otaru Light Snow Path

Date: Early-Mid February, 2020
Event Schedule: 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Admission: Free

Hokkaido

Nagasaki Lantern Festival 2020

Date: Mid February – Early March, 2020Admission: Free

Nagasaki

Ichiya Kannyo (One Night) Festival

Date: February 20, 2020
Event Schedule: 2:00pm
Admission: Free

Osaka

Kujuku Islands Oyster Eating FestivalNagasaki

Date: Early-Late February, 2020

Osaka

Lake Towada Winter Story 2020

Date: Early-Late February, 2020
Admission: Free

Aomori

Shigisan Tiger Festival

Date: Late February, 2020
Admission: Free

Nara

Katsuyama Sagicho Matsuri

Date: Late February, 2020
Admission: Free

Fukui

Baikasai Plum Blossom Festival

Date: February 25, 2020
Event Schedule: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Admission: Free

Kyoto

Osaka Castle Illuminage

Date: Mid December – Early March, 2020
Event Schedule: 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Admission: JPY 1,200

Aichi

Yunishigawa Onsen Kamakura Festival

Date: Late January – Early March, 2020
Event Schedule: 9:00am – 9:00pm
Admission: JPY 300-500

Tochigi

Souriike Plum Blossom Festival

Date: Mid February – Mid March, 2020
Event Schedule: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Admission: Free

Aichi

Sapporo White Illumination

Date: Late November – Mid March, 2020
Admission: Free

Hokkaido

“Light of Versailles” Winter Illumination

Date: Late October – Late March, 2020
Admission: ¥1,000 (on the door)

Shizuoka

Events Information Source: Japan Cheapo Events