Best Christmas Markets in Tokyo 2018

Tokyo Christmas Market: Best Spots to Spend Christmas in Tokyo!

Best Christmas Markets in Tokyo 2018: Holiday season is just around the corner.. Let’s celebrate Christmas in the most traditional way! Visit German style Christmas Markets while you are in Tokyo 🙂

Several Christmas events are held in Tokyo from November including authentic European Christmas Markets with lots of traditional hot foodm drinks, Christmas trees, illuminations and decorations. Check out my list of 3 best Christmas Markets in Tokyo 2018!


1. Roppongi Hills

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12th Roppongi Hills Christmas Market

Tokyo’s oldest Christmas market is held at Roppongi Hills’s Oyane Plaza. The Christmas market has been held to recreate the one in Stuttgart, Germany which is known as the largest Christmas market in the world. At the market, traditional German Christmas food, beverage and over 1000 Christmas crafts are sold. Along with the jolly Christmas atmosphere in the market, enjoy the romantic illuminations at Roppongi Hills held at the same period, including a huge Christmas trees and the famous Keyakizaka Street illumination.

Map: https://goo.gl/hLvPv7

Access: Direct access is available from Tokyo Metro Roppongi station Exit 1C

Dates: 23 Nov to 25 Dec 2018

Hours: 11:00~21:00

More info: Roppongi Hills Winter Illumination 2018

2. Hibiya Park

Tokyo Christmas Market 2018

It’s an outdoor European style Christmas market held in the vast Hibiya Park in the heart of Tokyo. A large numbers of small huts are lined, selling traditional Christmas food, drinks and ornaments. The main attraction of the market is a gigantic 14 m high Christmas pyramid imported straight from Dresden City in Germany. The park is accessible from Tokyo Station and Ginza areas.

In 2018, Tokyo Christmas Market is held at two sites. Besides Hibiya Park, Odaiba area will host a smaller sized European style Christmas market. The market will be set in front of DiverCity Tokyo Plaza, offering delicious and hot Christmas food, drinks and gifts.

-Hibiya Park Site

Map: https://goo.gl/zB73mP

Access: 1 min walk from Hibiya station exit A14

Date: 14 to 25 December 2018

Hours: 11:00~22:00

-Odaiba Site (DiverCity Tokyo Plaza)

Map:

Access: 3 mins walk from Tokyo Teleport Station or 7 mins walk from Odaiba Station

Date: 6 to 25 December 2018

Hours: 11:00~21:00

3. Yebisu Garden Place

Yebisu Garden Place Christmas Marché

Yebisu Garden Palace is best known as one of best winter illumination spots in Tokyo, displaying the world’s biggest Baccarat chandelier, a massive 10m tall Christmas tree and over 100,000 LED lights. During the season, a French style Christmas Market “Christmas Marché” is held at the site with a variety of hot snacks and drinks. It’s highly recommended for couples as it has very romantic atmosphere.

Map: https://goo.gl/twKtxB

Access: 5 mins walk from Ebisu station via Ebisu Sky Walk

Dates: 3 November to 25 December 2018

Hours: 12:00~20:00

More info: Yebisu Garden Place Winter Illumination 2018


+Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse Christmas Market

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9th Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse Christmas Market

It’s not quite in Tokyo, but Yokohama is the neighbour city where you can access within 30 mins from the central Tokyo. The big outdoor Christmas Market is held at Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse in MM21 area of the city, featuring traditional German food, drinks, crafts, a Christmas Tree and illuminations . The retro brick warehouse is a perfect locations to make such a great Christmas atmosphere. A large ice skate rink is also open for winter which is located next the market.

Map: https://goo.gl/i5jUUF

Access: 6 mins walk from Bashamichi OR Nihon Odori Stations

Dates: 23 November to 25 December 2018

Hours: 11:00~21:00(~22:00 from 15 December 2018)

More info: Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse Christmas Market 2018