10 Best Events in Tokyo in January 2023

List of Seasonal Events in Tokyo in January

Best Events in Tokyo in January

Tokyo is Japan’s most exciting city, where you can have a pleasant time whenever you visit. It offers a huge variety of things to do in the middle of winter. You can see gorgeous illuminations and ice skating rinks around the city in January.

Some people celebrate the New Year staying and relaxing at home with their family while others go to a shrine and temple during the first three days of the New Year. There are a large number of small and large shrines and temples perfect for New Year first visits around Tokyo.

Lots of department stores and other popular shops are close on New Year’s holidays, but some of them hold special sales offering Fukubukuro lucky bags from the beginning of the year.

Here is the list of best events held in Tokyo in January from hotel desert buffets and afternoon tea plans to various themed exhibitions.

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1. Hatsumode (New Year’s visit to a shrine or temple)

Chureito Pagoda and Mt. Fuji

Genre: Shrine/Temple
Dates: Many people visit shrines and temples on the first three days of the New Year

2. Illuminations

Tokyo Illumination

Genre: Illumination
Dates: During the winter

▽Check out each beautiful illuminations around Tokyo!▽

3. New Year’s at Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea (Chiba)

New Year’s at Tokyo Disneyland

Genre: Theme Park
Dates: January 1 to 16, 2023
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/dxnLuwoxaFiA2aRz9
Website: https://www.tokyodisneyresort.jp/dream/event/newyear2023.html

4. Tokyo Blue Garden Winter Festival 2023

Tokyo Blue Garden Winter Festival 2023

Genre: Festival
Dates: January 7 to February 12, 2023
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/6RgsXCUjt1391bsP9
Website: https://www.happo-en.com/event/tokyo-bluegarden_2023/

5. Animage and Ghibli Exhibition

Animage and Ghibli Exhibition
© Studio Ghibli ©Kanyada

Genre: Exhibition
Dates: January 3 to 23, 2023
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/b47NXAjytdWJTywUA
Website: https://animage-ghibli.jp/

6. Naked Snow Aquarium

Genre: Aquarium
Dates: December 30, 2022 to February 26, 2023
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/Hs2ivGoVLQiHrT3D7
Website: http://www.aqua-park.jp/special/snowaquarium2022/

7. Snoopy Museum Tokyo -What’s Your Favorite Food?-

Snoopy Museum Tokyo
© Peanuts Worldwide LLC

Genre: Exhibition
Dates: January 14 to July 9, 2023
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/StK3c5uGm1XgADhn6
Website: https://snoopymuseum.tokyo/

8. Strawberry Collection with Rilakkuma at Keio Plaza Hotel

Strawberry Collection with Rilakkuma at Keio Plaza Hotel
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Genre: Buffet
Dates: January 7 to March 31, 2023
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/MP6H2jQfg6FuBrmg8
Website: https://www.keioplaza.co.jp/event/strawberry-sweets/

9. Puzzle: Yoshihiro Togashi Exhibition

Yoshihiro Togashi Exhibition
©冨樫義博 1990-94年  ©冨樫義博 1995-97年  ©P98-22  ©冨樫義博 2022年

Genre: Exhibition
Dates: October 28, 2022 to January 9, 2023
Map: https://goo.gl/maps/o1cmaVjzMnZUxu5UA
Website: https://togashi-ten.com/

10. Ice Skating

Ice Skating

Genre: Sports
Dates: During the winter

▽Check out where to go for ice rinks in Tokyo!▽

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

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