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How Many Days Until Easter Celebrations in Japan?

By Bianca Bache
March 15, 2023
A woman wearing Easter bunny ears and taking pictures.

Japan is known for celebrating many Western holidays like Christmas, Halloween, and Valentine’s Day. But Easter is one relatively new holiday that has been picking up interest in Japan. This holiday has cute rabbits, Easter egg hunts, and chocolate. As anticipation builds for the new holiday in Japan, many people wonder, how many days until Easter?

Easter is not a widely celebrated holiday in Japan or recognized as a religious holiday. But, it has gained popularity in recent years as a cute and fun event, especially among young people and families. This is due to Japan’s unique culture and fascination with cute and fun things.

Celebrating in Japan

If you’re in Japan during Easter, there are plenty of fun and exciting ways to celebrate the holiday. Popular activities like visiting theme parks such as Disney Sea and Universal Studios Japan and participating in egg hunting and painting are some of the highlights of the holiday event. 

Two children holding up easter eggs
A popular activity in Japan during Easter is painting kawaii eggs! Image via Shutterstock

Easter at Disney Sea

Disney Sea is a popular theme park in Japan known for its unique and immersive attractions based on various Disney properties. During Easter, the park undergoes a transformation with colorful decorations and unique shows that add a festive and cheerful atmosphere to the park.

One of the highlights of visiting Disney Sea during Easter is the parade in the park. The parade features beloved Disney characters, such as Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, and many others, dressed in Easter attire. The characters ride on beautifully decorated floats and greet visitors as they make their way through the park.

Disney Sea Easter Tokyo event promo pic with mickey and minnie mouse
The Easter parade is a major highlight during this holiday season. Image via Shutterstock

Apart from the parade, visitors can also enjoy exceptional Easter-themed food and drinks. They are available from various food stalls and restaurants throughout the park. These special treats often feature cute and colorful designs perfect for the season.

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Easter at Universal Studios Japan

Universal Studios Japan creates a lively, kawaii, and festive atmosphere during Easter! The park is decorated with colorful Easter-themed decorations, and you’ll find special events and activities happening throughout the season.

One of the most popular events is the Easter Egg Hunt, where guests can search for hidden eggs and win prizes. There are also holiday-themed shows and parades. As well as character meet-and-greets with Universal Studios Japan characters dressed in festive outfits. 

It’s important to note that the park can be pretty crowded during this time. So be sure to plan and arrive early to make the most of your visit. And don’t forget to try some special festive menus at the park’s restaurants. They feature delicious springtime treats and seasonal dishes!

Universal Studios Japan parade with hello kitty
Experience the lively and kawaii events held during the Easter season at Universal Studios Japan. Image via Shutterstock

Experience Easter in Japan

Mother Farm is an agricultural theme park located in the city of Chiba, which is about an hour away from Tokyo. The park is in the countryside, offering visitors a peaceful escape from the bustling city. Known for its beautiful flower fields, Mother Farm is a popular destination for visitors seeking to experience the beauty of Japan’s rural landscape.

Mother Farm is transformed into a colorful and festive destination during the holiday, with flowers blooming throughout the park and Easter-themed decorations on display. Visitors can participate in various activities to celebrate the holiday and enjoy the spring season with family-friendly outdoor activities. 

One of the most popular activities at Mother Farm during Easter is egg painting. Visitors can purchase and decorate eggs using various materials, including paint, markers, and stickers. This activity is especially popular with children, who enjoy creating colorful and unique designs on their eggs.

Child hand picking up colorful eggs
Enjoy family-friendly activities like Easter egg hunting and painting, even in Japan! Image via Shutterstock

Another activity that visitors can enjoy at Mother Farm is animal feeding. The park has various animals, including cows, sheep, goats, and chickens. Visitors can purchase food to feed the animals! Making it an extra fun and interactive way to experience the farm’s rural setting.

Holiday brunch 

Tokyo has plenty of options if you want to indulge in some delicious food and celebrate Easter in style. Many hotels and restaurants in the city offer special Easter brunches featuring a wide range of cuisine, including Japanese, Western, and fusion. One popular option is the Hilton Tokyo. The hotel offers a brunch featuring a luxurious spread of fresh seafood, meats, salads, and desserts. 

If you want something more refined, The Cafe by Aman at the Aman Tokyo Hotel offers a beautiful brunch. With a mix of classic French and Japanese dishes, all made with seasonal ingredients. 

An Easter festive dessert table with hot cross buns, cakes, waffles and pancakes. Overhead view
Some restaurants, like The Cafe by Aman, offer brunches to celebrate the holiday. Image via Shutterstock

For a more casual experience, head to Vino Buono’s Easter Garden Buffet. This is where you can enjoy an all-you-can-eat Italian and Japanese cuisine buffet, including pizza, pasta, grilled meats, sushi, and more, in a charming garden setting. No matter what your tastes and preferences are, Tokyo has plenty of brunch options.

Types of food to expect

While this holiday is not traditionally associated with specific foods in Japan, some popular treats are often enjoyed during the holiday season. One popular option is matcha-flavored eggs. Made with white chocolate and infused with green tea powder for a unique twist on the classic Easter treat. 

Another favorite is the sakura mochi. A traditional Japanese sweet made with glutinous rice, filled with sweet red bean paste and wrapped in a salted cherry blossom leaf. Additionally, many restaurants and bakeries offer special Easter-themed cakes and desserts. Often they feature cute and colorful decorations to match the holiday spirit.

Bento box shaped like chickens
Celebrate by creating an extra kawaii chick-inspired bento box! Image via Shutterstock

While Easter is not a religious holiday in Japan, it has become popular for families and young people to enjoy cute and fun activities. From Easter egg hunts to Disney Sea and Mother Farm, there are plenty of ways to celebrate Easter in Japan. Check out some of these fun and extra kawaii activities if you’re in Japan during Easter!

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