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A photo with Santa @ Hilton Odawara | KANAGAWA

Updated for 2016. All images from the official Hilton Odawara Site.

The Hilton Odawara in Kanagawa are once again this year, very kindly, offering a photo with Santa opportunity daily until the 25th. This event is already running, since November 4th. Each day between 3 pm and 4 pm you can meet Santa in the front lobby of the Hilton and request to get your photo taken with him. This is a free event and they welcome people of all ages.

The front lobby also has a spectacular Christmas train and a Christmas Market.  Their full Christmas programme can be viewed here:
http://www.hiltonodawara.jp/event/christmas2016/

Information on the Hilton hotels in Japan in English here: http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/japan/hilton-odawara-resort-and-spa-TYOODHI/index.html

 



ACCESS

From their English site:

DIRECTIONS BY CAR FROM THE HOTEL STAFF

Take the Metropolitan Expressway (Kuko chuou) to the Tomei Expressway Atsugi Interchange. Take Odawara Atsugi Road to the Ishibashi Interchange onto Route 135, then the intersection at Manazuru Road to the Hilton Odawara Resort & Spa.

DIRECTIONS BY TRAIN

Take the Tokyo Monorail to Hamamatsucho, then the JR Yamanote Line to Shinagawa. Take the bullet train to Odawara then free shuttle bus (Mon to Fri, except holidays) to the hotel. Free shuttle is available also from Nebukawa Station daily.

 

Santa at the Redbrick Warehouse | Yokohama

From the official webpage for the event

The landmark Redbrick Warehouses in Yokohama (akarenga 赤レンガ) are running a number of Christmas events this holiday season, including the chance to meet Santa Claus.

On December 6th, 8th, 10th, 13th, 15th, 17th and 24th, Santa Claus will be taking a walk around the redbrick warehouses, both indoors and out. If you can find him, you can get your photo taken with him.

Other Christmas events at the Redbrick warehouses include a Christmas market, trick art Santa, Christmas wreath (and other) workshops, and Christmas fireworks (11th and 18th). For more information in Japanese: http://www.yokohama-akarenga.jp/christmas2015/

Parks with Waterplay in the Greater Tokyo Area | K-A International Mothers in Japan

My latest contribution to the KA Japan website; kajapan.org. A round of parks where the kidlets can play with water in the Greater Tokyo Area, which includes Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba and Saitama.

via Parks with Water Play in the Greater Tokyo Area | K-A International Mothers in Japan.

PREVIEW:

Summer has started and the heat is already on! Thankfully, there is a huge selection of parks with water play areas in the Greater Tokyo Area to help us cool down.

Water play includes such things as spray pads, spray pools, paddling pools, wading rivers, splash pools, spray grounds, lazy rivers or other recreational water environments. It does not include swimming or bathing pools.

The Greater Tokyo Area refers to the metropolis of Tokyo and its surrounding highly populated prefectures of Kanagawa, Chiba and Saitama.

Parks with water play are introduced by area, quoted by KA Mother who introduced or recommended them, with some additional information added.

TOKYO

Amy N recommended some wonderful parks with waterplay, suitable to young children:

Hikarigaoka Koen; Exit A3 of “Hikarigaoka (end of Oedo line). Fountain is open year-round! The park itself is huge and has an excellent playground (10 min walk from the fountain). There is a kiosk near the fountain that sells ice cream and other treats.”
URL: http://www.tokyo-park.or.jp/park/format/index023.html
This park was also featured in our cherry blossom viewing round-up article. You will find further information and access details in that article.

PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK TO READ MORE: http://kajapan.org/general/parks-with-water-play-in-the-greater-tokyo-area/