Events in Japan
January - 1 : Ichi-gatsu
New Year's Celebration Events at the Tokyo National Museum | Jan 2 - 29 2023
Celebrating the New Year 2023, various special events will take place at the Tokyo National Museum, Ueno, Tokyo. The zodiac animal of 2023 is U or rabbit, and collections related to rabbits will be exhibited.
New Year's free admission to three museums in Tokyo
On January 2nd(Mon) and 3rd(Tue), admission is free for some exhibitions at;
Tokyo Photographic Art Museum
MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART TOKYO
EDO-TOKYO OPEN AIR ARCHITECTURAL MUSEUM
Daruma Doll Market at Kitain Temple | Jan. 3
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.
Oedo Antique Market at Tokyo International Forum | Jan. 3, 15, 2023
A flea market held in front of the Tokyo International Forum Building, just one minute away from JR Yurakucho Station in Ginza. Admission Free.
Maebashi New Year Market Festival | Jan. 9.
A traditional market held to sell Daruma dolls. Many stalls line along Honmachi-dori Road (Route 50) and shopping streets of central Maebashi. Traditional ceremonies will also take place on the street and at Maebashi Hachimangu Shrine. This event in 2023 will be on s smaller scale.
New year celebration festival at Toranomon Kotohira Shrine | Jan. 10
The Seven luck gods in colorful kimono dresses will parade in the shrine
Isesaki New Year Market (Isesaki Hatsuichi) | Jan. 11.
A traditional market held to sell Daruma dolls and lucky charms. More than 100 stalls line along Honcho-dori Avenue. Traditional performing arts will also take place at Isesaki-jinja Shrine.
Furusato Matsuri Festival at Tokyo Dome City | Jan. 13-22. 2023
A large event held at Tokyo Dome Stadium. Numerous food stalls from all over Japan will be gathered to serve unique local dishes. The highlight of the festival is traditional performing arts on the stage; lively folk dance, drumming float parade and more.
Yama (King of the world of the dead) Festival/Market | Jan. 15 and 16
The hidden-away-from-view statue of Yama, treasured at Shoenji temple 勝専寺 in Kitasenju 北千住, is opened to the public twice a year on 15th, 16th of January and July.
Flea Market in Setagaya (Boroichi Market) | Jan. 15 and 16. 2023
A traditional market with a history of over 400 years, more than 700 stalls will line on the streets. The marketplace is located near the Daikan-yashiki 代官屋敷, a former residential house of the local governor (Samurai house).
WEARABLE EXPO | Jan.25-27. 2023
From wearable devices, IoT, AR/VR technology, remote control operation systems, to the metaverse, gathered all around the world.
AUTOMOTIVE WORLD - Autonomous Driving Technology Expo | Jan.25-27. 2023
AUTOMOTIVE WORLD integrates exhibitions & conferences covering essential topics in the automotive industry, including automotive electronics, connected car, autonomous driving, EV/HEV/FCV, lightweight and processing technology.
SMART FACTORY Expo | Jan.25-27. 2023
Japan's largest exhibition gathering technologies and products related to smart factories such as IoT/M2M solutions, FA technologies, industrial robots, green energy solutions, factory equipment, and more.
RoboDEX TOKYO | Jan.25-27. 2023
From industrial/service robots to development technology, IT, AI, and more - all about robots will gather at this show.
NEPCON JAPAN TOKYO R&D and Manufacturing | Jan.25-27 2023
World’s Leading SMT Exhibition gathering Equipment, Solutions and Services for Electronics Manufacturing.
TOKYO eSPORTS FESTA | Jan. 27-29. 2023
The eSport event will hold six competitions that everyone can enjoy. Entry closes on Dec. 25. 2022.