10 Best Events in Tokyo in February 2023

List of Seasonal Events in Tokyo in February

10 Best Event in Tokyo in February

Tokyo, being the largest city in the world, never has a shortage when it comes to things to do. Events are held all the time in so many different places. It can be super overwhelming if you are looking for a specific activity.

When it comes to events in February, Tokyo will be full of events regarding Valentine’s day as well as winter illumination and strawberry buffets.

Valentine’s day is without a doubt the center of focus when it comes to activities in February. It is the month of love and friendship, and many shops, restaurants, and cafes around the city will offer their original chocolate products as well as merchandise. Be sure to check these events before the 14th, because as soon as Valentine’s day is over, all these events will end as well.

February is also the month when winter ends and spring begins. This means that all the winter events will be coming to their last days of showcasing. If you haven’t gone out to see the beautiful winter illuminations that are placed in various public locations, be sure to do it this month before they are gone.

Also, February is when you will see the most number of strawberry buffets at many hotels and restaurants across Tokyo. Strawberry season in Japan is between November and May, and many of these buffets are held between January and March. If you like sweets, then this may be a good chance to enjoy great desserts created by master pastry chefs at some of the fanciest hotels in the country.

Other than the above, February also has important national holidays such as ”National Foundation Day” and the Emperor’s birthday.

In this article, I will share with you our picks for the 10 best events in Tokyo in February 2023. I’m including events from different genres as well as locations thought-out the City.

1. Winter Illuminations

Roppongi Illumination

Many of Tokyo’s illumination spots are placed until mid-February or the end of the month. Check out our article for more detailed information to see which places have their illuminations still on.

Genre: Winter illumination
Location: Across Tokyo
Dates: Until mid or end of February

For more information about this event, check out the following article!

2. Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo camellia: Scenic Scroll “Camellia”

Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo offers its clients an art installation in the hotel garden area. It is a beautiful collaboration between the Camellias, the natural atmosphere, and art.

Genre: Art Installationon
Location: Hotel Chinzanso Tokyo camellia
Dates: February 8 to 28, 2023
Website: https://hotel-chinzanso-tokyo.com/

3. Sakana and Japan Festival

Sakana and Japan Festival

This event is, along with the “Japan Fishermans Festival” held in November, one of the largest seafood festivals in Japan. It has been 4 years since the last time it was held, with over 70 boothes planning on attending the festival.

Genre: Food
Location: Yoyogi Park
Dates: February 23 to 26, 2023
Website: https://37sakana.jp/sakanajapanfes/

4. Shinagawa Yakiimo Terrace 2023

Shinagawa Yakiimo Terrace
Copyright: https://yakiimo.sonotega.com/

This long-running event is said to be the reason Yakiimo is so popular in Japan. This year, the event will be held after 3 years of absence. 15 booths are planning to be present during this event.

Genre: Food
Dates: February 1 to 5, 2023
Website: https://yakiimo.sonotega.com/

5. Bunkyo Plum Festival

Bunkyo Plum Blossom Festival

Bunkyo Plum Festival is an annual flower festival held at Yushima Tenmangu Shrine in Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo. It is on of Bunkyo city’s 5 flower festivals. You will see many food booths within the vicinity, so you can enjoy the plums, the food, and of course, the shrine itself.

Genre: Plum Blossom
Location: Yushima Tenmangu Shrine (Yushima Tenjin Shrine)
Dates: February 8 to March 8, 2023
Website: https://www.yushimatenjin.or.jp/pc/ume/2023/index.htm

For more information about this event, check out the following article!

6. Minnie Besties Bash! at Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea

Minnie Besties Bash

A spring event dedicated completely to Minnie! There will be a daily “Minnie we love you” parade as well as original Minnie goods at the shops and Minnie-themed decorations across the park.

Genre: Tokyo Disney Resort
Location: Tokyo Disneyland and Disney Sea
Dates: January 18 to March 31, 2023
Website: https://www.tokyodisneyresort.jp/treasure/minniebestiesbash/

For more information about this event as well as other Disney Resort events, check out the following article!

7. Naked Snow Aquarium

Naked Snow Aquarium

Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa welcomes you with their winter-themed presentation. You will see detailed winter-themed illumination from the entrance of the aquarium to the dolphin shows, and even the food menus are original to this ocasion.

Genre: Aquarium
Location: Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa
Dates: December 30, 2022, to February 26, 2023
Website: http://www.aqua-park.jp/special/snowaquarium2022/en_index.html

8. Tokyo Blue Garden Winter Festival 2023

Tokyo Blue Garden
Copyright © HAPPO-EN

Happo-en is a Traditional Japanese garden that has a history of over 400 years. During this festival, Happo-en will be illuminated predominantly in Blue, which creates a tranquil winter atmosphere.

Genre: Illumination
Location: Happo-en
Dates: January 7 to February 21, 2023
Website: https://www.happo-en.com/event/tokyo-bluegarden_2023/

9. Strawberry Buffets and Afternoon Teas

Grand Hyatt Tokyo Strawberry Afternoon Tea
© 2023 Hyatt Corporation

Strawberry season in Japan is between November and May. Many Hotels, restaurants, and cafes have special strawberry-themed events such as buffets and afternoon teas. These events are held usually between January and March.

Genre: Seasonal food
Location: Hotels, restaurants, and cafes across Tokyo
Dates: Usually between January and March (depending on the place)

For more information about this event, check out the following article!

10. Arawi Keiichi Exhibition

Arawi Keiichi Exhibition
© Keiichi Arawi 2023

Exhibition of famous Japanese Manga-ka, illustrator, and animator Keiichi Arawi. This exhibition focuses not only on his past works but also shows his thought process for his creations.

Genre: Exhibition
Location: Shibuya PARCO B1F
Dates: January 13 to February 5, 2023
Website: https://art.parco.jp/galleryx/detail/?id=1121

In addition to those seasonal events, there are more things to do in Tokyo in February. Check more details in these articles below.

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