May 29, 2019
Fantastic Christmas in Tokyo! The 10 Must-go Sightseeing spots on Christmas!
“Christmas” is one of the most special event in December. In Japan, various events are held every year. Especially in Tokyo, each sightseeing spot is decorated with beautiful illumination. Let’s walk through the 10 must-go sightseeing spots to spend your Christmas day in Tokyo!
Wishing for Miracle on this Special day, Chrismas in Tokyo at “Tokyo Tower”
Tokyo Tower used to be one of the most popular sightseeing spots, but its popularity has been a bit fading because of the Tokyo Skytree. Yet, still now, it becomes crowded with visitors viewing its illumination in winter.
The lighting of the tower goes off at 0 am, which makes some people believe that couples who spend the timing when the lighting goes off together can stay together forever. You may want to believe that kind of miracle only on the special day like Christmas. Tokyo Tower is the one for your Christmas.
Name: Tokyo Tower
Address: 4-2-8 Shibakoen, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Access: 10 minutes walk from Akabanebashi station
Map: map to Tokyo Tower
Enjoy the Sparkling World with your Kids on Christmas at “Sanrio Puroland”!
“Sanrio Puroland” is an amusement park to spend duzzling time with Sanrio characters. The Christmas day is the birthday of the popular characters “Kiki & Lala” and various exciting events take place. You can also enjoy the limited winter menu at restaurants, illuminated attractions and so on. Too many to see around!
Not only kids but also adults can have great time to spend time in specially decorated surroundings for Christmas. Perfect for family Christmas!
Name: Sanrio Puroland
Address: 1-31 Ochiai, Tama city, Tokyo
Access: 6 minutes walk from Tama-center station
Map: map to Sanrio Puroland
Breathtaking view of Cityscape with Neon lights from Observatory, “Tokyo Skytree”
“Tokyo Skytree” is one of the must-visit sightseeing sites in Tokyo. It was pretty crowded when it opened, and still now various shops, restaurants and cafes at Solamachi have attracted a lot of visitors all year around.
For the Christmas time, illuminated beautifully, various shows and events are held arranged only for this special time of the year. Restaurants in Solamachi and nearby offer special menus limited on the Christmas! It will deliver a romantic time for couples and a warm and happy time for families.
Name: Tokyo Skytree
Address: 1-2 Oshiage, Sumida ward, Tokyo
Access: just outside Oshiage station
Map: map to Tokyo Skytree
The Representative of Chrismas Illumination in Tokyo! Fantasy world for the Special Moment at “Tokyo Midtown”.
What is the most important essence to enjoy the Christmas? Illumination must counts hugely. The illumination at “Tokyo Midtown” can be the most famous and representative.
The wide grass yard with about 2,000 square meter is lit up with 180,000 lights, which totally grasps your heart. You will also see various streets with the Christmas illumination nearby. How about taking a long walk in the night cold air with someone special?
Name: Tokyo Midtown
Address: 9-7-1 Akasaka, Minato ward, Tokyo
Access: Directly connected to Roppongi station
Map: map to Tokyo Midtown
Kids must be Excited with The Popular sightseeing spot on the Christmas day at “Sunshine Aquarium”!
Do you still believe in “the person”, who you used to do when you were a child? “Sunshine Aquarium” may give you an opportunity to get back your pure heart to believe. The aquarium has been very creative to present various events on the Christmas every year. In 2016, that person of the Christmas, the Santa claus-costumed diver appeared in the tank to have the special performance only for the Christmas! It must have thrilled both kids and adults.
You can also enjoy having the Christmas limited menu at the cafe and the limited gifts. Christmas decorations will welcome you. Have a special time with your family on the Christmas!
Name: Sunshine Aquarium
Address: 3-1 Higashi-ikebukuro, Toshima ward, Tokyo
Access: 8 minutes walk from Ikebukuro station
Map: map to Sunshine Aquarium
Make your Christmas Luxurious for your partner or your family! “Hotel New Otani”
How would like to spend the Christmas day? Going out? Having a party? Why don’t you spend the special day “absolutely special”? “Hotel New Otani” in Chiyoda ward in Tokyo offers the special stay plan to have “the certified Santa Clause” certified by “Greenland International Santa Claus Association” deliver your luggages to your room.
This plan is the best for some surprising purposes such as proposing or making your kids happy. You cannot miss an opportunity to meet the certified Santa Clause! Everyone must be happy. Worth trying!
Name: Hotel New Otani Tokyo
Address: 4-1 Kioicho, Chiyoda ward, Tokyo
Access: 3 minutes walk from Akasaka-mitsuke station
Map: map to Hotel New Otani Tokyo
Enjoy Fantastic Amusement Park at Night! Best for the Christmas, “Tokyo Dome City Attractions”.
In 2016, the illumination with the motif of “Italy” was displayed everywhere to celebrate the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Italy. The illuminations represented the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the world heritage, the Amore Tree made with decorated Himalayan cedar, the river of Venice, which delivered extraordinary atmosphere unlike Japan.
Each Christmas has a different theme for illumination. You cannot miss any of it. Located in the center of Tokyo, it has great access, which helps family visitors.
Name: Tokyo Dome City Attractions
Address: 1-3-61 Koraku, Bunkyo ward, Tokyo
Access: Directly connected to Korakuen station
Map: map to Tokyo Dome City Attractions
Spend Romantic night at “Yomiuriland”
“Yomiuriland” is the very best place for couples. This is because the illumination of “Yomiuriland” is of the biggest scale in Tokyo.
Why don’t you spend the shiny night with your partner in the sea of jewelry? Must-visit spot for the Christmas!
Address: 4015-1 Yanoguchi, Inagi city, Tokyo
Access: just outside Keio Yomiuriland station
Map: map to Yomiuriland
Meet the Green Santa Clause! Have fun with your Kids on the Christmas at “KidZania Tokyo”!
The opening of “KidZania Tokyo” caught the attentions widely. It presents a variety of activities on the Christmas every year. “KidZania Tokyo” holds “Green Santa Clause”, who is the Environment and Goodwill Ambassador of Denmark. You can meet this Green Santa Clause here.
Why don’t you take special photos at the photo space with your family as one of the Christmas memories?
Name: KidZania Tokyo
Address: LaLaport Toyosu North port 3F, 2-4-9 Toyosu, Koto ward, Tokyo
Time: 9:00〜15:00 / 16:00〜21:00
Access: 8 minutes walk from Toyosu station
Map: map to KidZania Tokyo
Meet the Unknown livings in the Sea with Beautiful Sounds and Lights at “Aqua Park Shinagawa”
Many of you visit at aquarium for your date. On the Christmas, “Aqua Park Shinagawa” is highly recommended. You cannot miss the Jerryfish Rambles in the jellyfish area on the 1st floor. You will be fascinated with spectacular views of jellyfish colorfully lit up. You feel as if you were in a mysterious world.
You cannot take your eyes off it feeling how beautiful jellyfish is… It is noteworthy that there is the bar called “Coral Cafe Bar” in the aquarium, where you can enjoy drinking with foods. Perfect for the Christmas to spend time with someone special in the fantastic space lit up with black lights.
Name: Aqua Park Shingawa
Address: 4-10-30 Takanawa, Mintato ward, Tokyo (In Shinagawa Prince Hotel)
Access: 2 minutes walk from Shinagawa station
Map: map to Aqua Park Shingawa
Have the Special Christmas day in Tokyo!
Here is the 10 must-visit sightseeing spots for the Christmas in Tokyo. Each spot has the special illumination and the original event, which brings the limited features of the time. Make your Christmas special at somewhere special in Tokyo!