Winter Markets and Light Displays

Takasaki Daruma Market

Date: Monday 1st and Tuesday 2nd January, 2018

Time: 10am-4pm

Place: Street at the west exit of Takasaki Station

About the Market: Last year, the Takasaki Daruma Market was visited by more than 250,000 people! There’ll be stalls selling all of Takasaki’s favorite specialties, performances and the opportunity to buy your very own Daruma to bring you good luck in 2018. Buses from the Market to local shrines will run so visitors can make their first visit of the new year.

*Traffic restrictions apply 9am to 5pm on the days of the Market.


Takasaki Pageant of Starlight

Period: Thursday 23rd November 2017-Monday 8th January 2018

Time: 5pm-10pm daily (until midnight Fri-Sun)

Place: Along Symphony Road, Gunma Music Center and surrounds,

moats, and near Suzuran Department Store.


About the Pageant: Thousands of tiny fairy lights decorate the trees

and streetscape of the city  in the shape of Christmas trees,

wine glasses, and other holiday season themes.