Tokyo in February : Best Things to Do 2022

What to Do in Tokyo in February

Visiting Tokyo this February?? Don’t miss the latest events and the hottest tourist attractions available only in February 2022! From the long running winter illumination events to strawberry pickings, check out what to do in Tokyo in February!

Note: Some of listed places/events in Tokyo in February 2022 may be closed or cancelled due to COVID-19. Please check official websites for the latest updates before visiting.

1. Winter Illumination

Tokyo winter illuminations lighten up the city magically and many of illumination events run through till February around the Valentine’s Day. Don’t miss the last chance to see the spectacular and romantic winter illuminations in Tokyo.

Even bigger scaled illumination events take places outside Tokyo, and they are the perfect destination for one day trip from Tokyo during winter. Check out the most spectacular illumination events near Tokyo this winter.

2. Strawberry Picking

Japanese strawberries are really sweet and juicy, and considered as the best strawberries in the world. The obsession for delicious strawberries in Japan is pretty huge, and it’s definitely recommended to try them out. Winter and Spring are the best season for Japanese strawberries, and you’ll get a number of chance to taste them while travelling in Japan during the season. For example, strawberry picking is one of the top activities during season.

There are numbers of Strawberry fields located near Tokyo where you can taste fresh Japanese strawberries as much as you like. Here are the list of best strawberry picking spots near Tokyo!

3. Strawberry Dessert Buffet

Another wonderful way to enjoy delicious Japanese strawberries is dessert buffets which are held at numbers of hotels in Tokyo from early January through April. Hotel’s dessert buffets are popular through the year which feature seasonal ingredients and themes such as Chocolate, Matcha, Christmas, Halloween and so on, but strawberries have been the most favoured dessert buffets among Japanese. Various kinds of delicious, creative and colourful strawberry desserts can be enjoyed with all-you-can-eat buffet style.

Here are top strawberry dessert buffets in Tokyo:

4. Starbucks Japan Cherry Blossom Collection

Starbucks Japan releases limited merchandise collections by season and their drinkware such as tumblers and mugs are super popular not only in Japan, but in the whole world. The most popular Starbucks Japan merchandise is the Cherry Blossom Collection which is usually released in February. The products feature the beautiful symbol of Japanese spring, Cherry Blossoms in cute pink colour. The merchandise goods are available while stocks last but tend to sell out real quick due to its popularity.

Here is the link to the Starbucks Japan Cherry Blossom Collection from last year!

5. Setsubun

Setsubun (節分) is the day before the beginning of spring in Japan (3 February). Setsubun literally means ‘seasonal division’, and the traditional way to celebrate the day is by throwing beans. Many Setsubun festivals are held across Japan on 3 February, mostly in temples and shrines featuring the bean-throwing ceremony in order to drive away any evil spirits to kick off the new season.

Several Setsubun festivals are held in Tokyo annually including in Sensoji Temple in Asakusa, Zojoji Temple, Kanda Myojin Shrine and Kawasaki Daishi Temple.

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6. Bunkyo Plum Blossom Festival

Japanese Plum (Ume in Japanese) might have been overshadowed by cherry blossoms in recent years, however it’s one of the traditional and important flower in Japanese history, and it’s the first flower to bloom in spring, usually from early February to mid March. Plum Blossom Festivals are held across the country during the season.

Bunkyo Plum Blossom Festival or Bunkyo Ume Matsuri (文京梅まつり) is the biggest Plum Festival held in Tokyo. The event takes place at Yushima Tenjin Shrine in Bunkyo Ward from early February to early March. Visitors can enjoy approx 300 Plum trees flourishing at the shrine site as well as various special events. The light-up of the trees are displayed at night.

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7. Harry Potter: A History of Magic

Harry Potter fans in Japan can’t be more excited as an international touring exhibition, Harry Potter: A History of Magic is finally arriving here in order to celebrate the special year of the 20th anniversary since the first work of Harry Potter movie series, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” was released in Japan. Visitors can explore the world of Harry Potter through the selected materials related to pharmacology, alchemy, astronomy, imaginary animals such as phoenix and dragon, etc from the collection of the British Library, following the curriculum of the Hogwarts Magic School. Moreover, there will be numbers of valuable materials related to magic including original manuscripts and sketches owned by the author J. K. Rowling herself.

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8. Jujutsu Kaisen 0: The Movie Cafe

The mega-hit anime movie, Jujutsu Kaisen 0: The Movie will open a limited-time themed cafe, Jujutsu Kaisen 0: The Movie Cafe at 5 venues in 4 cities in Japan: Tokyo (Harajuku and Shinjuku), Yokohama, Osaka and Nagoya from mid January to late March 2022. The cafe features exclusive menu and merchandise with cool and stylish original illustrations inspired by characters and scenes from the movie.

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9. Disney Twisted-Wonderland Cafe

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The popular Japanese mobile game, Disney Twisted-Wonderland will open its own themed cafe for a limited time in three cities in Japan (Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya). The cafe presents the world of Twisted-Wonderland’s Night Raven Collage with the theme of the library that appears on the game. The cafe offers delicious and photo-worthy themed food and drinks as well as special merchandise.

Date: 14 January to 27 February 2022
Location : OH MY CAFE TOKYO (Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku 3F)
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Tokyo Revengers is the most trending Japanese manga series today, which has sold over 40 million copies and also adopted to TV anime series and a live-action movies last year. In early 2022, Tokyo Revengers will have its own exhibition, opening in Tokyo and Osaka for a limited time. The exhibition will feature all manga, TV anime and live-action movie of the series and display various valuable contents that you can experience the world of Tokyo Revengers including original illustrations by the author Ken Wakui.

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11. Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day (14 February) is surprisingly big in Japan, and there is a unique tradition of how to spend the day. It’s the day women give men chocolates. During the season, you’ll see the huge promotion of chocolate at department stores, confectioneries, grocery stores and even convenience stores in Japan, offering various kinds of chocolate products. If you love chocolate generally, it’s the best time of the year.

Starbucks Japan also releases “Valentine Limited” merchandise collection and beverages during the season. The cute heart decorated drinkware is available only at Starbucks stores while stocks last, and chocolate inspired drinks are also sold including frappiccino and hot beverage.

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12. Ice Skating

Numbers of ice skate rinks are open in Tokyo during winter, and it’s one of the best way to enjoy winter while being in the city. You can enjoy ice skating with the stunning view of the city at day and night. Check out the link below for more info about best ice skating rinks in Tokyo this winter!


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FLOWERS BY NAKED is a popular immersive art event which has been held across Japan with various themes in the past few years. The new event of FLOWERS BY NAKED -Sakura- will start in Nihonbashi area, Tokyo with the concept of the “Japan’s earliest cherry-blossom viewing”. The art space features traditional Japanese motifs and the scenery of cherry blossoms created by the project mapping and artworks.

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