Best Christmas Markets in Tokyo 2018
Tokyo Christmas Market: Best Spots to Spend Christmas in Tokyo!
1. Roppongi Hills
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.
Access: Direct access is available from Tokyo Metro Roppongi station Exit 1C
Dates: 23 Nov to 25 Dec 2018
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
Access: 1 min walk from Hibiya station exit A14
Date: 14 to 25 December 2018
-Odaiba Site (DiverCity Tokyo Plaza)
Access: 3 mins walk from Tokyo Teleport Station or 7 mins walk from Odaiba Station
Date: 6 to 25 December 2018
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.
Access: 5 mins walk from Ebisu station via Ebisu Sky Walk
Dates: 3 November to 25 December 2018
More info: Yebisu Garden Place Winter Illumination 2018
+Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse Christmas Market
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.
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)
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