The Chinese New Year, or Lunar New Year, is more commonly referred to as the Spring Festival in China and celebrations take place over 15 days. There’s a variety of customs and celebrations throughout China and among the global Chinese diaspora, but each of the days has a special significance which you can read more about here. Of course, China is a short airplane ride away, but you can celebrate the Chinese Spring Festival in Tokyo’s own Chukagai (Chinatown) in Yokohama – the largest Chinese community in Japan.
From mid-Feb to early March Chukagai will be celebrating with fire crackers, music, and lion and dragon dances. The main events are as follows:
New Year’s Countdown at the Ma Zhu Miao, Shrine to the Goddess of the Sea, in Chinatown’s Yamashita-cho Park.
16th Feb–3rd Mar, 2018
|Venue:||Motomachi Chukagai Station|
Link in Japanese
Typical weather at this time
High: 9 ℃ Low: 4 ℃
|Closest station(s):||Motomachi-Chukagai station on the Minatomirai line or Ishikawa-cho station on the JR Negishi Line.|