Best Christmas Markets in Tokyo 2023
Tokyo Christmas Market: Best Spots to Spend Christmas in Tokyo!
Best Christmas Markets in Tokyo 2023: Holiday season is just around the corner.. Several Christmas events are held in Tokyo from November including authentic European style Christmas markets, typically serving traditional Christmas food, hot drinks and displaying special decorations with Christmas trees and illuminations. Let’s celebrate Christmas in the most traditional way!
Here is the list of the best Christmas markets in Tokyo 2023!
1. Roppongi Hills
Tokyo’s oldest Christmas market “Roppongi Hills 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 1,500 Christmas crafts are sold.
Along with the jolly Christmas atmosphere in the market, enjoy the romantic winter illumination at Roppongi Hills held during the same period, displaying a huge Christmas trees and the famous Keyakizaka Street illumination.
Access: Direct access is available from Tokyo Metro Roppongi station Exit 1C
Dates: 6 November to 25 December 2023
More info: Roppongi Hills Winter Illumination
2. Tokyo Christmas Market
Tokyo Christmas Market is an outdoor European style Christmas market which has been held since 2015 in Hibiya Park, Tokyo. It’s the biggest Christmas market in Japan, featuring a large numbers of small huts selling traditional Christmas food, drinks and ornaments as well as special live events. In 2023, the event will be held at the new location, Meiji Jingu Gaien since Hibiya Park is going under construction.
Access: short walk from Onarimon Station
Date: 23 November to 25 December 2023
3. Azabudai Hills
Azabudai Hills is a new complex consisting three skyscrapers in Toranomon district, Tokyo. The AZABUDAI HILLS CHRISTMAS MARKET is an authentic and stylish Christmas market that features 17 shops in total including Käthe Wohlfahrt, a German Christmas decoration company and the restaurants from Azabudai Hills, selling Christmas goods and delicious Christmas food. The market is centered around a symbolic Christmas tree decorated with approx 20,000 LED lights and five types of light ornaments.
Date: 9 to 25 December 2023
4. Tokyo Skytree
Tokyo Skytree Town hosts a special Christmas event “Tokyo Skytree Town Dream Christmas” from early November to late December. The event features the festive illuminations with approx 460,000 LED lights, gorgeous Christmas tree, the special lighting effect of Tokyo Skytree and authentic Christmas Market. The market offers warm 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: 1 November to 25 December 2023
5. Yebisu Garden Place
Yebisu Garden Palace is one of the 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 small wooden huts selling hot snacks and drinks and Christmas goods. It’s highly recommended for couples as it has very romantic atmosphere.
Access: 5 mins walk from Ebisu station via Ebisu Sky Walk
Dates: 11 November to 25 December 2023
Related article: Yebisu Garden Place Winter Illumination
6. Tokyo Midtown Yaesu
The 45-story multi-use complex near Tokyo Station, Tokyo Midtown Yaesu is hosting a Christmas event “Midtown Yaesu Christmas” for the first time. As Yaesu is the district that flourished as the “town of craftsmanship” and where artisans gather, the event will be held under the theme of “Japan Craft”. The site will have special Christmas decorations including a “Nebuta Santa Claus” created by Nebuta craftsmen and traditional Japanese themed illuminations. There will be shops selling winter-theme items and delicious food as well as a workshop for Christmas car making.
Access: direct access from Tokyo Station
Date: 22 November to 25 December 2023
+Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse Christmas Market
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: 24 November to 25 December 2023
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