CHRISTMAS IN TOKYO
The magic of festive illumination transforms the appearance of Tokyo and can make any trip unforgettable)
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Christmas in Japan is a terrific holiday. The capital of Japan is surrounded by thousands of colorful lights that will warm your heart even on the most frosty December evening.The magic of festive illumination transforms the look of Tokyo and can make any trip unforgettable. It is safe to consider Christmas as the best time to visit Japan!
We want to introduce you to interesting places in Tokyo that we recommend to visit in December. Dress warmly, take a camera with you and get ready to get acquainted with the mysterious world of romance and lights!
This list is opened by Tokyo Midtown – a shopping complex with a huge park area adjacent to it. The spacious lawn, located directly behind the building, becomes an excellent venue for holding the Starlight Garden festival. The light show, which takes 5–10 minutes and is accompanied by a delightful musical arrangement, involves hundreds of LED lights and even some moving objects. The theme of the presentation varies from year to year, so you are guaranteed to see a unique spectacle, even if you did not come to Tokyo for the first time. Although Midtown Park is quite crowded (especially during the pre-holiday period), the lucky ones are lucky enough to make magical shots of park lights against the background of the Tokyo Tower, which is glowing in the distance. Due to the winter illumination, it looks exactly like a giant Christmas tree!
Also, Tokyo Midtown can be called an ideal place to buy Christmas presents and enjoy the view of festive themed decorations. Do not forget to also look at the Roppongi Hills shopping complex, where various celebrations are held on the eve of Christmas.
Another spectacular sight can be seen near the Caretta high-rise (Shiodome) near Shimbashi station (JR). A small piece of land in front of a skyscraper is decorated with a carpet of mysterious blue lights. Recently, this place is gaining popularity due to the projection on the walls of the building. The theme of the visual presentation changes every year and often includes interactive interaction with visitors. Other places of interest are located next to a nearby high-rise tower called the Shiodome City Center, including an amazing tunnel covered in garlands of countless light bulbs and lights. Couples can turn to a bell that predicts the future!
The closest light to the center of the city is on the Marunouchi shopping street, which is known for its western style. The local Christmas holidays each year are distinguished by an enviable diversity: from wall projection, which is transmitted to an ancient century-old building to an open exhibition of unique moving figures. Marunouti street is perfect for buying luxury gifts or having a cup of hot coffee in one of the best cafes in the capital. And at the nearby Tokyo International Forum, you can take a look at a thematic three-hour show with lasers, dancing and projection. It’s okay if you do not have time to open it: it will go ten more days to the end of December!
Here you will find the largest Tokyo Christmas tree, which is located opposite the themed Rainbow Bridge. Various festive events are held in the shopping arcades of Venus Fort and Diver City, Christmas illuminations are set everywhere. Also on Odaybu flock couples. For a romantic walk especially Venus Fort is suitable, the interior of which is decorated in the style of medieval Italy. But the most popular on Christmas Eve is the Ferris Wheel (Palette Town). The queue of young people who want to ride with their halves on gondolas, will be the longest of all that you have ever seen!
SHOPPING-POOL: SHINJUKU, HARADZUKU, SIBUYA
How can Christmas do without bright and crowded shopping centers, where the Japanese are looking for sales and discounts on gifts? Some famous stores in Tokyo, such as Lumine (Shinjuku), Omotesando Hills (Harajuku) and Parco (Shibuya) offer dozens of interesting entertainment to customers. Here you can buy unique souvenirs, enjoy a Christmas dinner, listen to live choir performances, or simply stroll through the wastefully decorated “cities within cities”! Children will be very happy to embrace Santa Claus himself and receive a small gift from him. And outside these shopping centers you will see even more holiday lights – for example, on the South Terrace; in a tunnel of lights that leads to the west exit of Shinjuku Station; along the entire Omotesando street, and literally at every corner in Shibuya.
TOKIY DISNEYLAND AND OTHER THEMATIC PARKS
Many come to Tokyo just for the Disneyland and Disney Christmas festivals.