– Places you can visit Santa Claus in Ibaraki in Winter 2017. Unfortunately, some places already had Santa visit earlier in December, such as Toysrus in Mito. As published at the end of November on this blog; he also visited the Premium Outlets in Ami on the 10th.
Santa Ibaraki: Locations in Tsukuba
Image from the official event site
Santa Claus visits the Toysrus in Tsukuba two times in December. The first was on December 2nd and the 2nd visit is this coming weekend on December 17th. He will be available for a greeting and a photo at five different times: 11.30 am, 1 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm and 5 pm. You need to have your own camera with you.
: Tsukuba Toysrus Official Store site
Official Tsukuba Event Page
: Santa Information for Toysrus Tsukuba (Japanese)
: Santa Event Schedule
Santa is visiting Aeon Mall in Tsukuba three times on Christmas eve
. The times are 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm. He will be there for around 30 minutes each time. It does not state on the event page where he will be, but they do say that they have information on the route he will walk in store. He will be greeting people and distributing sweets while he is there. Santa Claus will be accompanied by an accordion player when he visits the Aeon Mall in Tsukaba on December 24th
Official Event Page
: Aeon Mall Tsukuba’s Official Santa information (Japanese only)
Santa Ibaraki: Ryugaseki
🎅Toys R Us
Santa will visit the Toysrus in Ryugaseki on December 17th
. He will be available for a greeting and a photo at five different times: 11.30 am, 1 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm and 5 pm. You need to have your own camera with you.
: Ryugaseki Toysrus Official Store site
: Santa Event Schedule
Santa Ibaraki: The Santa Train
Mooka Railway offer an incredible and very seasonal journey on a Steam Locomotive (SL) Train between the prefectures of Ibaraki and Tochigi. For many of us, a steam train is an important part of our Christmas decorations, with prime position chugging around the base of the Christmas tree. Taking a real life steam locomotive trip around Christmas time is even more magical, but add to that the presence of SANTA CLAUS
and it makes it a trip to remember for all time.
PLUS not only will Santa ride on the train with passengers, but he will give out a present AND there are also games, activities, photo opportunities and other events planned for the stations and on the train with Santa. For example, you can get a commemorative photo with Santa with the Steam Locomotive train behind you at Motegi station.
This special event is only available for 2 days on December 16th and 17th (2017). The outbound train leaves from Shimodate Station in Ibaraki
at 10.35 arriving in Motegi in Tochigi at 12.06. It returns later that day, leaving Motegi at 14.26 arriving to Mooka (not Shimodate)Station
at 15.19. It costs for an adult 1030 yen ONE WAY for the event, plus 500 yen for the steam locomotive fare. Children cost 520 yen for the event and 250 yen for the train fare. Preschool children are free. Tickets for the steam locomotive are already on sale at Midori-no-madoguchi (Reservation Ticket Office), View Plaza (Travel Service Center) at Mooka Station in Tochigi
Official Santa Train Website: Santa Train information in Japanese from Moka City official site
Other Santa and Christmas events on this blog:
The Santa Round-up 2017 | TOKYO
The Santa Round-up 2017 | CHIBA
The Santa Round Up 2017 | GUNMA
You can find even more Santa on the Saitama Event Calendar.