Best Christmas Events in Tokyo 2018

6 Best Things to Do in Tokyo for Christmas 2018

Christmas is around the corner! Numbers of festive events are held in Tokyo during Christmas season. From spectacular illuminations to special events at Tokyo Disney Resort, here are best things to do/see in Tokyo 2018 Christmas!


1. Tokyo Disney Resort

Tokyo Disney Resort (Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea) is hosting an annual Christmas event “Disney Christmas” from early November to 25 December with Christmas decorations, large Christmas trees, special day and night parades, limited food, drinks, and merchandise collection. It’s definitely the most festive and dreamy place to be during Christmas season!

▶ Book tickets to Tokyo Disneyland in advance!
▶ Book tickets to Tokyo DisneySea in advance!

Christmas Merchandise 2018: What to Buy at Tokyo Disneyland for Christmas 2018

Date: 9th November to 25 December 2018

2. Sanrio Puroland

Sanrio Puroland is a theme park dedicated to Sanrio which produced numbers of popular Japanese characters such as Hello Kitty, My Melody, Gudetama, Pompompurin, etc. The Christmas event, Puro Christmas is held from early November to 25 December with “White Snow” theme. There will be fairy winter decorations, special shows, limited food and drink menu, and merchandise and the attraction collaborating with the famous design company NAKED.

▶ Discount tickets to Sanrio Puroland is available here!!

Date: 9th November to 25 December 2018

3. Christmas Illuminations

Christmas illuminations are the biggest attraction in Japan during winter. The colourful and gorgeous illuminations turn the city into a winter wonderland and simply make us feel festive and happy! Not only within the city, but there are also numbers of spectacular illumination events outside of Tokyo which are perfect for a winter day trip. Check out the best illumination events held in and around Tokyo 2018-2019 winter.

In Tokyo: Tokyo Winter Illumination Guide 2018–2019
Near Tokyo: 5 Must-See Winter Illuminations near Tokyo 2018–2019

4. Christmas Markets

Authentic german style Christmas Markets can be found at several spots in Tokyo during Christmas season. Along with Christmas trees,lights, decorations and music, enjoy hot and delicious Christmas food and drinks at day and night!

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5. Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa

Maxell Aqua Park Shinagawa is a popular aquarium located in the heart of Tokyo (near Shinagawa Station). The aquarium is home to 350 kinds of sea creatures displayed at 11 different sections. The Christmas event “STAR AQUARIUM -Bright Christmas- Directed BY NAKED” will be held with special light effects at several spots in the aquarium including the spectacular Dolphin show is held several times a day. The show will be held with special Christmas light effects as if Dolphins are having a Christmas party.

▶ Book discount e-tickets to Aqua Park Shinagawa!

Date: 10 November to 25 December 2018

6. Starbucks Japan Christmas Collection

One of the best Christmas gifts to buy is Starbucks Japan Christmas merchandise collection including limited designed tumblers, mugs, gift cards as well as special Christmas beverages! The collection is released in early November and available till Christmas day while the stocks lasts!

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