10 Best Events in Japan in November 2022

List of Seasonal Events in Japan in November


November in Japan is the gateway to winter, also looked on as the end of autumn. It is getting colder day by day in most areas of the country. In the northernmost prefecture Hokkaido, it starts to snow around the early November. On the other hand, the southernmost part Okinawa still keeps a warm climate.

People enjoy viewing red autumn leaves and golden gingko leaves in urban areas including Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka. Japan also features various fresh autumn food in November.There are two national holidays in November: Japanese Culture Day and Labor Thanksgiving Day. In the middle of the month, Japanese celebrate Shichi-go-san (Seven-five-three) for boys aged three and five and girls aged three and seven.

For both visitors and residents all over Japan, here is the list of 10 best events in Japan in November. It includes gorgeous illuminations, food festivals featuring seasonal ingredients in autumn and traditional Japanese festivals.

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1. Huis Ten Bosch Halloween and Christmas (Nagasaki)

Genre: Illumination/Festival
Dates (Halloween): September 10 to November 4, 2022
Dates (Christmas): November 5 to December 25, 2022
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/7MDmcS35qxzmfKMj8
Website: https://www.huistenbosch.co.jp/

2. Special Admission in Autumn of Rurikoin (Kyoto)

Rurikoin in Autumn

Genre: Autumn Leaves
Dates: October 1 to December 4, 2022
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/ajYLbvQWWARZ8hmJ9
Website: https://rurikoin.komyoji.com/

3. Ashikaga Flower Park Illumination (Tochigi)

Genre: Illumination
Dates: October 15, 2022 to February 14, 2023
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/JZAb9d2yw3zY2ki77
Website: https://www.ashikaga.co.jp/

4. Nabana no Sato Illumination (Mie)

Genre: Illumination
Dates: October 22, 2022 to May 31, 2023
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/JQZGrJYPqm92
Website: https://www.nagashima-onsen.co.jp/nabana/illumination/index.html

5. Tokyo Ramen Festa (Setagaya, Tokyo)

Tokyo Ramen Festa

Genre: Food Festival
Dates: October 27 to November 6, 2022
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/45gMXfuDoRbpMLea8
Website: https://ra-fes.com/

6. Kanazawa Castle Kenrokuen Garden Light Up (Ishikawa)

Genre: Autumn Leaves/Lighting Event
Dates: November 3 to 27, 2022
Hours: 18:30 to 20:45
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/5pHF6VGLEBn3F3Vy5
Website: https://www.hot-ishikawa.jp/news/309

7. Tori-no-ichi Celebration at Ootori Shrine (Asakusa, Tokyo)

Genre: Festival
Dates: November 4, 16 and 28, 2022
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/6tZV92auk9GRvq1V7
Website: https://www.asakusa-torinoichi.tokyo/english

8. Saga International Balloon Fiesta (Saga)

Genre: Festival
Dates: November 1 to 7, 2022
Map: https://g.page/SagaIBF?share
Website: https://www.sibf.jp/en/

9. Universal Studio Japan Halloween and Christmas (Osaka)

Genre: Festival
Dates (Halloween): September 8 to November 6, 2022
Dates (Christmas): November 11, 2022 to January 9, 2023
Map: http://bit.ly/2O0x7B7
Website: https://www.usj.co.jp/web/en/us

10. Izumo Taisha Kamiari Festival (Shimane)

Izumo Taisha Kamiari Festival

Genre: Festival
Dates: November 3 to 10, 2022
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/tWjsPmY6u29mimo49
Website: https://izumooyashiro.or.jp/r4_kamiari

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