Chinese Spring Festival 2023

Chinese Spring Festival 2023

“Chinese Spring Festival 2023” will be held in Yokohama Chinatown from Sunday, January 22 to Sunday, February 5, 2023.
Spring Festival is a Chinese New Year, also known as the Lunar New Year. This year it falls on Sunday, January 22. To celebrate the Spring Festival, Yokohama Chinatown will hold Spring Festival event.
You will hear the burst of fire crackers, cymbals, drums, and Chinese gongs along with Chinese lions and dragons will dance in the festive Chinatown. Songs, dances, and Chinese traditional performances will be held to celebrate this event.
Spring Festival Illumination and lanterns will light up the Chinatown even brighter.

[Main Events]
◆Count Down Event
Dates: Jan. 21(Sat.), 2023
Time: Midnight
Venue: Yokohama Kanteibyo & Yamashita-cho Park (in China Town)

◆Cǎi Qīng Lion Dance 
Lion will pray for the prosperity and good harvest and dance around and bite on envelopes containing congratulatory gifts of money hanged in front the stores.
Dates:Jan.22(Sun.), 2023
Time: 3:30pm - 8:00pm
Venue: All area of Yokohama China Town

◆Spring Festival Traditional Performance
Lion dance, dragon dance, dance performance, songs, harp performance, acrobatics, and other traditional Chinese cultures will be performed to capture the eyes of the visitors with their flamboyant performances.
Dates: Jan.28(Sat.), 29(Sun.), 2023
Time:(3 times a day) 1:00pm~2:00pm/2:30pm~3:30pm/4:00pm~5:00pm
Venue: Yamashita-cho Park (in China Town)

◆Celebration Parade
Extravagant parade to celebrate the New Year’s with costumes of the Emperor, ethnic clothing, lion dance, and dragon dance.
Dates: Feb. 4(Sat.), 2023
Time: 4:00pm-
Venue: All area of Yokohama China Town

◆Lantern Festival
A solemn event in which lanterns with messages of wishes and dreams are dedicated and send peace to the heavens on the last day of the Chinese New Year.
Dates: Feb. 5(Sun.), 2023
Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Venue: Yokohama Ma Zhu Miao (Shrine of Goddess of the Sea)



Chinatown / Kannai / Yamashita Park


Sunday, Jan. 22 to Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023


Yokohama Chinatown


Closest Railway Station

Ishikawa-cho Station: JR Negishi Line
Motomachi-Chukagai Station: Minato Mirai Line