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Best Christmas Markets in Tokyo in 2022

By Margherita Dec 16, 2022

Christmas is finally close by, and what better time to visit some authentic Christmas markets – or as close as we can get while being in Tokyo – to soak up all the Christmas atmosphere and celebrate the most festive time of the year?

Christmas markets are traditional festivals that have been held in Germany and other European countries since the Middle Ages.

In every city, the central square is filled with characteristic Christmas decorations, lights, and stalls selling traditional sweets and beverages, making them an essential part of the Christmas season from the end of November through December 25th. 

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Japan has definitely hopped on the western tradition of Christmas markets, and in this article, we are showcasing some of the best Christmas markets in Tokyo you should pay a visit if you are ready to get into the right Christmas spirit.

Christmas Market Roppongi Hills

The Christmas market in Roppongi Hills celebrates its 16th anniversary in the pretty setting of Roppongi, reproducing the atmosphere of a German Christmas market.

Inside the venue, you can also appreciate the majesty of the Christmas tree that reproduces the one at the Christmas market in Stuttgart, Germany, which is said to be the world’s largest Christmas tree.

Enjoy the visit while trying some authentic German cuisine such as sausages and mulled wine and shop around the stall selling Christmas-themed goods.

📅Date: November 26th to December 25th
🕒Time: 11:00am to 9:00pm
📍Where: Roppongi Hills
🎟️Free Entry
🔗Christmas Market Roppongi Hills

Christmas Market at Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse

Red Brick Warehouse Christmas Market in Yokohama this year as well will be centered around the 10-meter high Christmas tree, the symbol of the event. Visitors can enjoy German cuisine, hot wine, and Christmas goods at the market.

The area on the side of Red Brick Warehouse No. 2 will be lit up with an “Illumination Garden” set up with warm lights, where you will be able to enjoy a variety of foods, from pizza to hot and cozy minestrone from food stalls, to browse around European miscellaneous goods and participate in a candle making workshop.

DJs from popular clubs will be making an appearance a limited number of music events will be on hand to provide a new way to enjoy the festive season.

📅Date: November 25th to December 25th
🕒Time: 11:00am to 6:00pm
📍Where: The Hive Jinnan, Shibuya (Map)
🎟️500 yen on Saturdays and Sundays
🔗Christmas Market at Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse

Tokyo Skytree Town Christmas Market

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From the beginning of November, the shopping complex of Tokyo Skytree town will be decorated to celebrate Christmas. The main spot, “Sky Arena”, is wrapped in warm gold-based illumination, and an 8-meter-high white tree has also made its debut again after three years. On November 18th project mapping will also begin, making Tokyo Skytree Town Christmas Market one of the best spots to enjoy the Christmas atmosphere and take pictures with the iconic symbol of the city.

📅Date: November 1st to December 25th
🕒Time: 11:00am to 6:00pm
📍Where: Tokyo Skytree Town
🎟️Free Entry
🔗Tokyo Skytree Town Christmas Market

Tokyo Christmas Market Hibiya Park

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The “Tokyo Christmas Market” was held for the first time in Hibiya Park in December 2015. The main protagonist is the 14-meter-high “Christmas Pyramid” from Seifen, Germany, a city that is considered the home of Christmas ornaments. Stalls and stores offering hot wine, Christmas traditional sweets, European-style Christmas ornaments, and more, are lined up in the surrounding area. 

You might not be familiar with the “Christmas pyramid” since it’s not very popular at all in Japan, but its history is older than that of the Christmas tree, and it is an indispensable part of the German tradition of Christmas.

The ticket to the Tokyo Christmas Market in Hibiya Park costs 1000 yen on weekdays and 1500 yen on weekends, but it comes with the original themed mug cup of the event, which will remain as a special souvenir of this year’s Christmas.

📅Date: December 9th to December 25th
🕒Time: 11:00am to 10:00pm
📍Where: Hibiya Park
🎟️1000 yen on weekdays, 1500 yen on Weekends
🔗Tokyo Christmas Market Hibiya Koen

Miyashita Christmas Park

Miyashita Park shopping complex in Shibuya will hold its first Christmas market event titled “Love purple market” from December 10th to December 25th. The market theme is Christmas as the “Time to deepen your love with your loved ones”. Kitchen cars, food stalls, shops, pop-up stores, and workshops will be connected through the common theme of “purple” – purple illumination. Pick up your presents and some food and enjoy a new type of Christmas market in Shibuya.

📅Date: December 10th to December 25th
🕒Time: 11:00am to 10:00pm
📍Where: Miyashita Park (Shibuya)
🎟️Entrance Free
🔗Miyashita Christmas Park 

Cocoon City Christmas Market

This year’s Cocoon City Christmas Market theme is “sparkling milky way”. This year’s highlight is a production of sound and light that makes the stars seem to stream across the night sky. The streets of Saitama City will be lit up by approximately 400,000 led lights resembling the starry sky. 

Cocoon Plaza, the main venue of Cocoon City, features a Christmas tree over 10 meters tall, and Christmas-related goods, foods, and drinks to warm up the body will also be available. Enjoy the food and the company at the eat-in space inside the venue while viewing the illumination. 

📅Date: November 11th to December 25th
🕒Time: Illuminations from 5:00pm to 11:00pm
📍Where: Cocoon City Saitama
🎟️Entrance Free
🔗Cocoon City Christmas Market

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Which Christmas Market Are You Going to Visit in Tokyo This Year?

Although Christmas is not culturally such an important event in Japan, you can find some great Christmas markets that will bring you to the center of the Christmas action – just like being in Europe

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