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Lapland Santa visiting Maruhiro | KAWAGOE
December 14, 2018 @ 11:00 - 15:00Free
Kawagoe Maruhiro Santa – The real Santa Claus from Lapland (Finland) is visiting the kids section on the 6th floor of Maruhiro in Kawagoe, on Friday December 14th. He will visit twice; once at 11 am and once at 2 pm.
Possibly to deter crowds they only just released this information tonight, Tuesday December 11th 2018, on their latest weekly e-flyer (linked in the grey details box at the bottom of the post). The information is not yet available on their website.
In previous years you had to pay to meet and greet Santa Claus and get a present of sweets from him, but this year (and last 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:
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:
First published December 6th 2016, republished December 7th 2017