This year Saint Clair in Ochanomizu are celebrating 10 years of Santa visits. It is not only one of the longest running Finland Santa’s in Tokyo, but also one of the most popular. People queue for hours for the chance to meet the real Santa.
This year Santa is visiting between 11 am and 3 pm on the 3rd of December. He will do an open address before that. It is a free event, but restricted to the first 120 families. You can meet Santa, shake his hand and get a photo with him. They start giving out the tickets around 11 am and they give a candy with the ticket. People start to queue from early morning. You can’t meet him without a ticket.
Each year they hold a number of different events in conjunction with Santa’s visit such as live music and workshops. In line with the special anniversary they have a few additional events happening such as a commemorative coaster to the first 2000 customers.
For even more places you can visit Santa, please see the Santa Guide for the Greater Tokyo Area.
Ochanomizu Santa Access
Close to JR Chuo Sobu Line Ochanomizu station.
Close to Exit B1 of Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line Shin Ochanomizu station.
4 minute walk from Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line Ochanomizu station.