MustLoveJapan

February

This is the list of things to do in February in Japan, and the information of events, festivals and flowers in February.

National Holidays:
- 02/11 : National Day of Japan (建国記念日)

Major Events:
- Setsubun (節分) at 02/03
- Valentine's Day at 02/14

Weather: Mostly Sunny but sometimes snow (rains 63mm per month)
Ave. temperature and humidity of Tokyo: 5.4 degrees C, 55%

Flowers:
-Kawazu-zakura

The contents of this month

Juhyo, Ice Monster, of Zao

Kenrokuen Garden

Gokayama

Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine

Kawazu CherryBlossom Festival

Furo-en Garden

Tokyo Marathon 2012

Ippon-matsu of Rikuzentakata

Kairakuen Garden

Kanazawa Castle

Nagoya Castle

Samurai assembled

Akihabara Summarized

Ameyoko (Ameya Yokocho)

Ginza Summarized

Yakuyoke Jizoson Festival

MIA Ski Resort

Kurumayama kogen Ski Resort

Kaida Snowshoe Trekking

Snow Trekking at Unryu Valley

Tokyo German Village Illumination

Geibi Valley

Kesennuma restoration mall

Nakano

Kodokan

Sumatakyo Onsen

Hikone

Atami

Yugawara Ume Park

Aka Fuji

Lk.Yamanaka Summarized

Kaminari mon

Sun Meadows Ski Resort

Toshin Winery

Fuefukigawa Fruits Park

KisoumanoSato Winter Horse Riding

Iwako Eraser Factory Tour

Mt.Jimba

Minamisanriku Sansan Shotengai

Kesennuma Yokocho

Shirakawa Giant Wall of Icicles

Kiso-Fukushima Ski Resort

Unryu Valley in Winter

Country Farm Tokyo German Village

500 Rakan Statues of Kitain

Mt. Omuro

Hikawa Shrine

Kinunokai

Inatori Osen

Hikone Castle

Atami Plum Garden

Lake Kawaguchi

Sanada Clan House

Makiba Restaurant

Aguri Flower Park

Shosenkyo Houtou School

Sacred Peony Garden

Hosenji's Setsubun festival

Fujiten Snow Resort

Winter Activities in Kiso

Yamanashi City

New Hachiko Statue

Mt. Sekiro hiking

Furusato Taikenkan

Kisokoma Night Snow Walk

Ontake 2240

Robai-en at Mt. Hodo

Mt. Katsuragi

Kawagoedaishi Kitain Temple

Yamayaki of Mt. Omuro

Nana Batake Road

Katsuura Under Sea Tower

Jogashima Park

Setsubun at Arai Yakushi Temple

Bonsai Village

Suganuma Gassho Style House

Ainokura

Kotohira Shrine Setsubun Festival

Inatori

Soga Japanese Plum Forest

Shuzenji Bairin

Matsuda Sakura Festival

Shimizu Farm Strawberry Picking

Shosen Valley Ropeway

The night view of Fruits Park

Miura Daibutsu

Jyoshozenji Temple

Rape Blossoms at Azumayama Park

Obara juku Honjin

Nagatoro Arai House

Kiyotaki Falls in Winter

Otaki

The palace of Kawagoe Castle

Tsumekisaki Park

Cape Hirotasaki

Mt. Kameyama in Kesennuma

Taura Bairin

Toju-en Garden

Jindaiji Soba

Chofu Summarized

Nagamachi Samurai Residence

Murakami House

Genkyuen Garden

Setsubun Matsuri at Soganji Temple

Jogashima Island

Izu Tsukigase Bairin

Sadoya Winery Tour

Plum at Egara Shrine

Koiwai House

Lake Shizenko in winter

Tokinokane

Kanazawa Ashigaru Museum

Sumata Valley

Kawazu Sakura at Night

Mt. Komuro Tsubaki Garden

The Castle Road of Yumekyobashi

Setsubun at Zojoji

Kaneko House

Suhara-juku

Yamayuri Onsen

Mt. Otakamori

Rikuzentakata Shiraito Falls

Omiya Park

Tenjin Shopping Street

Negishi Forest Park

Okurayama Plum Park

Mine Onsen Daifuntou Park

Kanazakura Shrine

Shitaya 7 Lucky Gods Tour

Cape Hachiman Park

Kugunari Beach

Cape Tatsumai

Kodonkan Park

Soka History Strolling Path

Dragon Cave

Hinano Tsurushi Kazari Festival

Cape Nagatsuro

Iwadateo Shrine

The moat of Nakanomon gate

Shimizu Spring

Otaki Falls and Kotaki Falls

Cape Jagasaki

Railway garden Promenade

Gokayama Folkcraft Museum

Takada House

Koshigaya Plum Park

Sawayama Park

Toriimoto Town

Keihin Industrial District

Saiko Ice-tree festival

Dragon Waterfall

Feature of this month

Other Months

Juhyo, Ice Monster, of Zao

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Travel Information

Juhyo, Ice Monster, of Zao(蔵王の樹氷) is one of the most popular feature in Tohoku. This phenomena happens only few mountains of Tohoku in the world. All trees will be covered with snow and ice, and they just look like monsters. Juhyo only formed with extremely wet and cold wind from Siberia. When that wet wind hits the high mountain like Zao, Juhyo appears. Juhyo in Zao appears from January to March. Feb. is the best time to see. It is one of the most unique and beautiful scenery of Japanese winter.

Tourist Info.
It is very easy access to the top of Mt. Zao by Ropeway.
Period: from the end Of Dec. to early Mar.
Time: 8:30 to 17:00
Round Trip: 2,500 yen for adult, 1,250 yen for kids.
Best time is visit in February.

Access
0. at Yamagata Station.
1. use shuttle bus to Zao Onsen.
2. walk to Zao Sancho Ropeway.
3. 30 min. to the top.