Japan has countless events and festivals that take place all year round. We listed below the Japanese events and festivals March 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 March.

March is probably the best time to visit Japan! The temperature is not too cold and the skies are clear, perfect weather for Hanami viewing or cherry blossom viewing. By the end of March cherry blossom around Kawaguchiko area (Mt. Fuji) will start to blossom beautifully! Don’t miss out the best dates for cherry blossom viewing by visiting our Japan Cherry Blossom Forecast this year which will be posted soon.

Upcoming Japanese Events and Festivals

Osaka Castle Illuminage

Date: Early December – Early March 2020
Event Schedule: 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Admission: Adult: ¥1,200
Children: ¥1,200

Nagasaki

Yunishigawa Onsen Kamakura Festival

Date: Late January – Early March 2020
Event Schedule: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Admission: ¥300 – ¥510

Nagasaki

Souriike Plum Blossom Festival

Date: Early February – Early March 2020
Event Schedule: 9:00 AM – 5:00PM
Admission: Free

Aichi

Sapporo White Illumination

Date: Late November – Mid March 2020
Admission: Free

Hokkaido

Omizutori Fire Festival

Date: March 1-14, 2020
Admission: Free

Nara

Omihachiman Sagicho Fire Festival

Date: Mid March 2020
Admission: Free

Shiga

Osaka Asian Film Festival 2020

Date: March 6 to 15, 2020
Admission: ¥1,300 – ¥1,500

Osaka

Higashiyama Hanatouro

Date: March 06 to 15, 2020

Event Schedule: 6:00PM – 9:30PM

Kyoto

March Grand Sumo Tournament

Date: Early-Late March, 2020

Osaka

“Light of Versailles” Winter Illumination

Date: Late October – Late March, 2020
Admission: ¥1,000

Shizuoka

Kitano Odori

Date: Late March – Early April, 2020
Admission: ¥4,300 – ¥4,800

Kyoto

Events Information Source: Japan Cheapo Events