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Lapland Santa visiting Maruhiro | KAWAGOE

December 9, 2017 @ 11:00 - 11:30

Ageo Santa Higashimatsuyama Santa Sakado Maruhiro

Kawagoe Maruhiro Santa – The real Santa Claus from Lapland (Finland) is visiting the kids section on the 6th floor of Maruhiro in Kawagoe, on Saturday December 9th from 11 am.

Possibly to deter crowds they only just released this information about the Kawagoe Maruhiro Santa publicly online.

In previous years you had to pay to meet and greet Santa Claus and get a present of sweets from him, but this year the event is free. However, Santa will not distribute sweets this year. The event is limited to the first 100 customers. They will start distributing tickets 30 minutes before the event.

Kawagoe Maruhiro Santa Access

5 minute walk from Hon Kawagoe Station on the Seibu Shinjuku Line and  about 8 minutes from Kawagoe Station on the Tobu Tojo Line. Map, address and official website in the details section, grey box, below.

A comprehensive guide to Kawagoe Maruhiro in English:

Fun shopping and Festival Hotspot: Maruhiro | KAWAGOE


Treat the kids to a half hour with cats while you’re there!? About a minute walk from Maruhiro are 2 cat cafes. The first one you see as you walk away from Maruhiro toward the tourist area does not welcome children, but a few doors up, beside the Kaldi is a child friendly cat cafe. Close to it is a diner that does delicious ice-cream sundaes as well as latte art:

Last day of summer food treats, dentist and cat cafe | KAWAGOE

First published December 6th 2016, republished December 7th 2017

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December 9, 2017
11:00 - 11:30
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