The 2022 Japanese Calendar in English

Poste date: Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Track the days of the year with PLAZA HOMES's printable 2022 Japanese calendar in English. For foreigners living in Japan, a calendar showing Japan’s national holidays is indispensable tool for everyday life. Finding one in English however, can be a bit difficult. We here at PLAZA HOMES have created a downloadable English calendar for the 2022 year. Each month lists the Japan's 2022 holidays in English making it easier for you to plan ahead.

The pictures for each month are represented with landscapes, cityscapes or nightscapes of various tourist attractions throughout Japan. To add a bit of charm and to represent seasonal changes in Japan, some additional illustrations have been added to the pictures.

Along with the pictures for each month below are a descriptions of each location and along with their name.

Read here for more information about Japanese Holidays in Japan

Please click the link below the each month to download for a free PDF copy of our calendar.


Tadami River, Fukushima-Pref.

The Tadami River basin, which originates from the wetlands of Oze, is known as one of the heaviest snowfall areas in Japan, and the watershed has a unique landscape called " nivation landform ", which avalanches created after scraping off the mountain surfaces. During the snowy season, the beauty of the landscape shows further increases, and the No.1 Tadami River Bridge, which JR Tadami Line crosses over the reiver, makes a spectacular scenery where a train, an iron bridge, and the nature play together. The picture here is from the “Tadami River Bridge Viewpoint”, which is famous as a shooting spot for JR Tadami Line.

PDF: January 2022


Lake Yamanaka, Yamanashi-Pref.

Lake Yamanaka lies in the central part of the main island of Japan near Mt. Fuji and is one of the Fuji Five Lakes. It belongs to the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park and is the largest of the Fuji Five Lakes in terms of surface area and is the highest in terms of elevation. The lake is the habitat of Fujimarimo (known as moss ball), a natural monument, which is said to be the southern limit of the Marimo distribution in Japan and is protected with care. Lake Yamanaka is also known as Swan Lake as whooper swans come over to the lake to pass the winter. The lake is the southernmost place with the highest altitude that swans choose to pass the winter every year.

PDF: February 2022


Kurobe River, Toyama-Pref.

The Picture shows the row of cherry trees along the Kurobe River embankment, in Nyuzen-machi, Toyama Prefecture. In 1967, 70 trees were planted on the banks of the Kurobe River by the hands of the townspeople, and the subsequent planting activities have made it to a row of 170 cherry trees, which are now 1.2 km long. The waterway and the walking path are built along the cherry trees, and you can enjoy cherry blossoms while listening to the murmur of the water.

With the Ushirotateyama Mountain Range placed in the background, the bucolic landscape and cherry blossom trees create beautiful scenery, so many people visit the place every year during the cherry blossom season to take photos of this picturesque scenery.

PDF: March 2022


Urausucho Urausu shrine, Hokkaido

Urausu Shrine is a shrine located in Urausucho, Kabatogun, Hokkaido. The precincts of the shrine are the colony and habitat of Dogtooth violet (Japanese name “Katakuri”) and blue Corydalis (Japanese name “Ezoengosaku”), and the best time to see them is from late April to early May every year.  This colony is also known for Eurasian red squirrel’s appearance in the flowers, and it is widely introduced as a photo spot.

PDF: April 2022


Obuchisasaba, Shizuoka-Pref.

“Obuchisasaba” in the Obuchi district of Fuji City, Shizuoka Prefecture, is a scenic spot of Mt.Fuji and tea plantations where many media people and photographers visit. The best season to visit there is from early to mid-May. The tea plantations are located in the northern part of Fuji City and is blessed with a lush natural environment that produces high-quality tea. The tea plantations of more than 2 hectares and their beautiful landscapes are maintained and preserved by the landscape preservation society mainly organized by local residents including tea farmers.

PDF: May 2022


Shiotadaira, Nagano-Pref.

The Shiotadaira region which lies in the southwest of Ueda City in Nagano Prefecture was ruled by the Shiota Hojo clan as a major force of the Shinano district for about 60 years (in the 13th and 14th centuries) for three generations, which were from Yoshimasa Hojo, who took an important post of the Kamakura shogunate, to his grandchildren, so the region is called “Kamakura in Shinshu district”. In the region many cultural assets such as shrines and temples were built from the Kamakura era to the Muromachi era were preserved. The picture shows that “Kamakura Kaido” which is called "Hydrangea Paths". Along the walking trail about 1.5 km that leads from Zensanji Temple to Shiono Shrine via Monument of Shiota Castle Ruins, about 30,000 Hydrangeas bloom in mid-July.

PDF: June 2022


Furano, Hokkaido

About an hour away from the center of Furano, Hokkaido, where plenty of lavender gardens are in full bloom in mid-July, the lavender garden on the shore of Lake Kanayama in Minamifurano is a secret spot where you can see a beautiful collaboration of lake and lavender.

It is located on the shore in the middle of the lake which lies long from east to west, and canoe rentals, a campsite, fishing points are well maintained in the neighboring areas where the lake and the park are integrated. As the location is a little far from lavender gardens in Furano City, Nakafurano Town, and Kamifurano Town, there are relatively few visitors, and you can enjoy lavender slowly and relaxedly here.

PDF: July 2022


Tottori-Sakyu, Tottori-Pref.

The Tottori Sand Dunes (Tottori Sakyu) are coastal sand dunes that extend along the Sea of Japan in Tottori City in the eastern part of Tottori Prefecture, and some of them are designated as special protection areas of San'in Kaigan National Park. It was evaluated that the Tottori sand dunes have larger undulations than other coastal sand dunes worldwide, and also the unique geographical features of sand dunes such as wind ripples, sand curtains, and sand pillars, and the unique plant communities peculiar to the sand dunes such as roundleaf chastetree (Vitex rotundifolia) were recognized as being academically valuable, and they were designated as a national natural monument.

PDF: August 2022


Kobe Harborland, Hyogo-Pref.

Considered one of "Japan's Big Three Night Views" the night view in Kobe is called "The Ten Million Dollar Night View." Among the various popular night view spots in Kobe, the view of Kobe’s bay area is so fantastic and the visitors can enjoy the night views of the harbor and the water surface which the city lights reflect on. The picture posted here is the view from Takahama Quay, one of the popular night view spot to look over the Meriken Park direction. Symbolic building lights in the bay area can be seen lined up including Port Tower, Kobe Marine Museum, and Meriken Park Oriental Hotel and those lights sometimes overlap with lights of ships.

PDF: September 2022


Nara Park, Nara-Pref.

Nara Park is a city park with lush greenery and magnificent natural beauty, which is established in 1880 and extends across an area of 660 to cover the eastern part of downtown Nara city. It includes Todaiji Temple, Kohfukuji Temple and Kasugataisha Shrine, as well as the cultural institutions such as Nara National Museum and the Shosoin Repository. Another tourist attraction of the park is nearly 1200 wild deer which have become a symbol of the city and have even been designated as a natural treasure. Nara Park is also a famous spot for its beautiful autumn leaves. The scenery of walking and standing deer against the background of trees with colored leaves is like a fantasy.

PDF: October 2022


Monet’s Pond, Gifu-Pref.

Monet's Pond, which is said to be as beautiful as Monet's paintings, is a pond located in the precincts of Nemichi Shrine in Itatori, Seki City, Gifu Prefecture. The transparency of the pond water is very high, and the sight of varicolored carps (Nishikigoi) swimming in the water where water lilies floats attracted attention on SNS as if it were the work "Water Lilies" by Claude Monet, a master of French painting. This pond, also known as "Nameless Pond", constantly changes the color of the water with reflection from the sunlight, so you can enjoy different scenery depending on the time you visit.

PDF: November 2022


Lake Nakatsuna, Nagano-Perf.

Lake Nakatsuna with the circumference of 2.2 kilometers and the maximum depth of 12 meters lies in Omachi City, the northern part of Nagano Prefecture. It is located in the middle of so-called "Nishina Three Lakes" (together with Lake Aoki and Lake Kizaki), and is the smallest lake among them.  Water plants grow well on the lake shore, and many fishes such as crucian carps live there. Fishing is popular throughout the four seasons, but ice hole fishing on the lake in winter is especially famous, and when the lake freezes, you can enjoy smelt fishing on ice. There are many guest houses (minshuku) with full of warm hospitality around the lake, and Kashimayari Snow Resort Nakatsuna Slope are also in front of the lake.

PDF: December 2022