Best Christmas Markets to Visit in the Tokyo Area

There are many events and activities to look forward to during the holiday season in Japan and the Tokyo area.

Roppongi Christmas Market, Tokyo, Japan. | chibicode

There’s the dazzling Christmas illuminations, theme park Christmas events, festivals, and the Christmas markets. Many are authentic German style Christmas Markets that are located in several spots in Tokyo during the holiday season. The markets are a great place to relax, unwind and feel the Christmas spirit with beautiful Christmas decorations, music and delicious Christmas food!

Check out some of the must not miss Christmas markets in the Tokyo area:

Roppongi Hills Christmas Market

23 November to 25 December 2018, 11am-9pm

Roppongi Hills Christmas Market is the oldest Christmas market in the area.

German Themed Christmas Market, Japan. | glenn forbes

Its venue is at Roppongi Hill’s Oyane Plaza. Roppongi Hills Christmas Market was made to mirror the famed Christmas market in Stuttgart, Germany, the largest in the world. Traditional German Christmas food and drinks are available to give an authentic German vibe. There are also numerous Christmas merchandise being sold. Roppongi Hills is also known for the seasonal illuminations and giant Christmas tree that add splendor to the festivities.

Tokyo Skytree Solamachi Christmas Market

Runs through until 25 December 2018

Tokyo Skytree Solamachi Christmas Market is fairly new to the Christmas market scene. The Tokyo Skytree is the highest tower in the city and is a great way to catch astounding views of Tokyo. The Christmas market is an added bonus with its beautiful winter illuminations. The market is German-inspired , with a variety of Christmas goods and crafts that are well worth the visit. There is also traditional holiday food and drinks to fill up the hungriest of shoppers.

Tokyo Christmas Market, Hibiya

14 December to 25 December 2018, 11am-10pm

Christmas market, Japan. | MIKI Yoshihito

The Tokyo Christmas Market is another European style market in Hibiya Park. There are dozens of stall selling anything and everything imaginable from traditional hot and fresh Christmas food and drinks, and ornaments. The biggest attraction is the gigantic Christmas pyramid that was brought in all the way from Dresden, Germany! This year, Tokyo Christmas Market will be held in two venues, Hibiya Park and Odaiba which will have a smaller Christmas market.

Ebisu Garden Place Marche de Noël

3 November to 25 December 2018, 12nn-8pm

Yebisu Garden Palace has one of the most extravagant winter illuminations in the city. It is known to display the  world’s biggest Baccarat chandelier,  a massive Christmas tree and over 100,000 LED lights. It boasts of a French style Christmas market that is known to be the best place for a romantic evening.