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 the list of the best Christmas Markets in Tokyo 2019!
1. The 13th Roppongi Hills Christmas Market @ Roppongi Hills
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 2,000 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. The Christmas live concert will be also held on 24th and 25th December at Roppongi Hills Arena.
Access: Direct access is available from Tokyo Metro Roppongi station Exit 1C
Dates: 30 Nov to 25 Dec 2019
2. Tokyo Christmas Market 2019 @ Shiba Park
Tokyo Christmas Market is an outdoor European style Christmas market which has been held in Hibiya Park since 2015. This year, the market changes its location to Shiba Park near Tokyo Tower. The biggest Christmas market in Tokyo features a large numbers of small huts selling traditional Christmas food, drinks and ornaments as well as special live events. The main attraction of the market is a gigantic 14 m high Christmas pyramid imported straight from Dresden City in Germany.
Access: short walk from Onarimon Station
Date: 6 to 25 December 2019
3. Yebisu Garden Place Christmas Marché @Yebisu Garden Place
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: 2 November to 25 December 2019
4. Tokyo Skytree Town Dream Christmas 2019 @ Tokyo Skytree
Tokyo Skytree Town is hosting a special Christmas event from 7 November to 25 December 2019. The event features the festive illuminations by over 500,000 lights, gorgeous Christmas tree, the limited-edit lighting effect of Tokyo Skytree and authentic Christmas Market. The market offers Christmas food, desserts and drinks which guests can enjoy while enjoying Christmas decorations and illuminations.
Access: short walk from Tokyo Skytree Station or Oshiage Station
Dates: 7 November to 25 December 2019
5. 10th 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: 22 November to 25 December 2019
Hours: 11:00～21:00(～22:00 from 15 December 2019)