Tokyo becomes even more magical during the Christmas season. Today, I am going to show you eight indoor and outdoor spots that display magnificent Christmas lights. Walk under the beautifully lit up streets for an unforgettable holiday!
Ask anybody living in Tokyo, and they will tell you to go to Omotesando! The gold lightings of the zelkova trees cover the streets with a warm and cozy atmosphere.
|Meiji Jingu intersection ~ entrance of Omotesando•Harajuku Nichome Shotengai|
|6-35, jingumae, shibuya-ku, Tokyo|
|1 min walk from Harajuku station|
|Dec 1 2015 ~ Dec 25 2015|
|17:00 ~ 21:00|
While you’re in the area, make sure to stop by the shopping mall Omotesando hills. This year’s them is “Christmas Party”. Gather around the mistletoe with your family, friends and lover.
|4-12-10, jingumae, shibuya-ku, Tokyo|
|3 min walk from Omotesando station
7 min walk from Harajuku station
|Nov 5 2015 ~ Dec 25 2015|
|11:00 ~ 23:00|
Elegant lightings will be spread all around the Yurakucho and Otemachi area, to fit in the sophisticated neighborhood. Eco-friendly lights will be used to cover the 1.2 km long streets!
|2-2-3, marunouchi, chiyoda-ku, Tokyo|
|2 min walk from Tokyo station
2 min walk from Yurakucho station
|Nov 12 2015 ~ Feb 14 2016|
|17:00 ~ 23:00 (24:00 in December)|
This year’s Christmas theme at Tokyo Midtown is “Outer Space”. Go visit this multi-purpose facility in Roppongi, for a magical trip around the galaxy!
Here’s a clip from Midtown’s 2013 Christmas light show.
|Midtown Garden, Midtown Grass Square|
|9-7-1, akasaka, minato-ku, Tokyo|
|3 min walk from Roppongi station|
|Nov 12 2015 ~ Dec 25 2015|
|17:00 ~ 23:00|
At Meguro Gajoen, you can enjoy a western Christmas decoration hosted inside a traditional Japanese style architecture. The harmony created by the two completely different cultures, is simply magnificent.
|1-8-1, shimomeguro, meguro-ku, Tokyo|
|7 min walk from Meguro station|
|Nov 16 2015 ~ Dec 28 2015|
If you’re visiting with children, Tokyo Dome City is the place to go! Run around the amusement park during the day, and enjoy the quiet lightings in the evening.
|Tokyo Dome City|
|1-3-61, koraku, bunkyo-ku, Tokyo|
|1 min walk from Korakuen station
1 min walk from Suidobashi station
|Nov 10 2015 ~ Feb 14 2016|
|17:00 ~ 25:00|
Don’t miss out on the lit up Tokyo station! Walk through the German style Christmas market and look for the specially displayed art works.
|Tokyo Station “Michi Terrace”|
|1-9-1, marunouchi, chiyoda-ku, Tokyo|
|2~3 min walk from Tokyo station|
|Dec 24 2015 ~ Dec 27 2015|
After a delicious dinner at one of the many restaurants in Akasaka Sacas, admire the colorful and artistic Christmas display, using light and sound.
|5-3, akasaka, minato-ku, Tokyo|
|1 min walk from Akasaka station|
|Nov 5 2015 ~ Feb 25 2016|
Merry Christmas everyone!