February information in Japan!!

February information in Japan!!

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February Information



Until early February is the coldest time of the year.

It is cold on the Pacific Ocean side, such as Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, and Hiroshima, but mostly sunny days.

But on the contrary , snowy days are common in Kanazawa on the Sea of Japan side, Nagano and Shirakawa-go in the central part of the country.



Thick winter clothing and a coat are necessary.

Warm shoes, gloves, and a hat are also important.

Indoors, it may be heated, so layered clothing is recommended.

Seasonal Events

On February 3, Setsubun bean-throwing ceremonies are held at temples throughout Japan.


This is to drive away evil and bring in good fortune.

The Senso-ji temple in Asakusa is especially recommended as celebrities such as Japanese actors and athletes will throw beans.

Early Blooming Cherry Blossom Festival

Early blooming cherry blossoms

Cherry blossom season is coming!

These are early blooming one, very pink color!

If you’re in Japan this period , just try them!!

Kawazu Town, Izu Peninsula

Kawazu Cherry Blossom Festival from February 1 to February 29

Minami-Izu Town, Izu Peninsula

Kawazu Cherry Blossom and Rape Blossom Festival from February 1 to March 10

Matsuda Town, Kanagawa Prefecture

February 3 to March 3, Kawazu cherry blossoms, rape blossoms, ume plum blossoms

The full bloom season will be from the middle of February to the end.

Kyoto, Japan plum festival

Plum blossoms

Plum Blossom Festival at Kitano Tenmangu Shrine

February 25, 10:00 am

You can see Geisha woman playing open air tea ceremony!!

There is also a large plum grove where you can enjoy the scenery while drinking tea from mid-February to March.



On February 3, Setsubun day, it is believed that if you eat sushi rolls facing the good direction of the year, you will be blessed with good fortune.

It is a kind of sushi roll, but a luxurious version. Please give it a try.

Nabe( hot pot dish)
Nabe ( ho pot dish)

Since it is cold season, nabe dishes are common in Japan.

Many restaurants offer various

kinds of nabe dishes, so please give them a try.

Some Precautions

Please allow more time for traffic congestion during the cherry blossom festivals mentioned above.

Some tourist spots may have snow or ice, so please prepare non-slip shoes if you plan to visit such places.

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