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The Santa Round-up 2016 | CHIBA

Where can I visit Santa in CHIBA?

Santa Claus arrived into Narita airport this morning, November 25th, by plane to attend all the different Santa meet and greet events around Kanto. Please do note that Santa visits here are a lot more simple than in other countries. There is generally no grotto, no presents and no professional photographer.  You can take a photo, but with your own camera.

Below is some of the places where you can find Santa in CHIBA prefecture. Where you see the mention of a “Finnish / Finland Santa” means that it is the Santa that flew into Japan today (or a variation of him).  🙂  If you are looking for where you can visit Santa in Tokyo, that is also featured on this blog: The Santa Round-up 2016 | TOKYO

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FROM NOVEMBER

Ikspiari Town

White Santa is currently on his annual visit to Ikspiari Town, he arrived on NOVEMBER 8TH. You can only meet him if you have receipts for over 3000 yen. They also have another Santa meet and greet opportunity this year, if you take part in a campaign between November 8th and 30th, you will be put in a draw for dinner with Santa between December 22nd and 24th.
Official site: http://www.ikspiari.com/ent/event/christmas2016/
More information in English for this year:
http://insaitama.com/santa-ikspiari/

 

**DISNEY** You can no longer meet and greet Santa in Tokyo Disney Land and Sea. He does feature in the Christmas parades, but is not available for a close up!

DECEMBER

Ario, Ichihara

The Ichihara branch of Ario have a Lapland Santa visiting on December 3rd between 2 and 4 pm. This is a free event and will take place in the indoor part of Sunshine Court.
URL: http://www.ario-ichihara.jp/web/event/4aba9f15-db0c-42de-9222-87432602f902.html

Premium Outlets

Premium Outlets at SHISUI offer the chance to get your photo taken with Santa (bring your own camera!) on December 4th at the stage area in front of the food court. There will be four time slots at 10 am, 12.30 pm, 2 pm and 3.30 pm. Each time slot they will allow the first 50 families to visit with him. He will also visit the premium outlets in Ibaraki, Tochigi and Shizuoka on different dates.
Event URL: http://www.premiumoutlets.co.jp/sp/wsr_santa2016/

Toys R Us, Babies R Us

Santa will be visiting a number of Toysrus and Babiesrus around Chiba. Please note that some of these Santa are Japanese. You can check with your local branch to see which type of Santa is visiting. On December 3rd you can meet him at the Shin-Urayasu and Makuhari Shintoshin branches.  On the 4th he will be at the Shin Kamagaya and Funabashi branches. On the 10th he is at the Matsudo and Chiba New Town branches. On the 11th he is at Narita and Noda city branches. On the 17th at Chiba Naganuma branch. On the 18th and Soga and Ichikawa branches.  Times are 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 4pm and 5pm.  URL: https://www.toysrus-cp.jp/xmas/#scroll-SantaSchedule

Kashiwa Takashimaya Station Mall

Santa will visit Kashiwa Takashimaya Station Mall on December 17th at three different times. Between 10.30 and 11 am he will be in the 6th floor kids room, from noon to 1 pm he will be in specialty store at the 5th floor plaza and from 1.30 to 2 pm he will be at the Sanrio Gift gate on the 5th floor.  All of these are in the S Wing. More information in Japanese on the official site:
http://www.takashimaya.co.jp/kashiwa/topics/others.html#os19987

Sheraton (Tokyo Bay) Hotel

For patrons of the hotel or even just of the eateries in the hotel, there will be opportunities to meet Santa on both December 23rd and 24th.  He will visit between 6 and 8 pm on both evenings.
Official Site: http://www.sheratongrandetokyobay.com/jp/christmas2016

 

Ario,  Soga

The Soga branch of Ario have a Finland Santa visiting on December 24th at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm. This event is limited to the first 50 families for each time slot. They require that you have at least one child under school age, i.e under 7 years old. The event will take place at the 1st floor Sun Court.
Event URL: http://www.ario-soga.jp/web/event/d323c23e-f901-4be0-ac9c-66ea11254233.html

NEW Funabashi Andersen Park

GREEN Santa, an eco-friendly Santa from Denmark, will visit Funabashi Andersen Park on December 23rd at 11.20 am and 2.20 pm. Website: http://www.park-funabashi.or.jp/and/aevnts.htm

Narita Airport

This year Narita Airport is celebrating 25 years of Santa visiting.  As I said above, he arrived into Japan via Narita airport today, but he usually visits on Christmas Eve too. I will post more information here when it is released.

There are a few other places I am waiting to confirm whether they will have Santa visiting again this year, I will add them if they are confirmed. If you do know of any, please do share so that everyone can find a Santa near them. 🙂

 

 

 

 

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Sneak Peak for KANAGAWA

Christmas is already under way in Kanagawa. The Hilton Odawara started their Christmas programme on NOVEMBER 4TH. You can get a photo with Santa every day at the Hilton Odawara in Kanagawa between 3 and 4 pm. They also have a Christmas market and other Christmas events. Official webpage of the Christmas programme: http://www.hiltonodawara.jp/pdf/common/hiltonnews.pdf
On this blog in English from 2015: http://insaitama.com/a-photo-with-santa-hilton-odawara/

 

 

 

2015 information

December 1st to 25th 2015

TOKYO

You can see Santa in his Grotto everyday at the Hotel New Otani. However, he is not necessarily available for photos and the times are not provided. If you are lucky you can spot him at work or even better get a photo opportunity.  Official website (Japanese only):  http://www.newotani.co.jp/tokyo/xmas/events/02_house.html
On this blog in English: http://insaitama.com/santa-claus-house-hotel-new-otani/

You can get a photo with Santa’s reindeers and Santa’s sleigh at the Sunshine Aquarium in Ikebukuro. It costs money on top of the entrance fee to the aquarium. Further details on their website in Japanese http://www.sunshinecity.co.jp/event/e1038.html?from=aqua or on this blog in English: http://insaitama.com/sunshine-aquarium-christmas/

KANAGAWA

You can see Santa every day at the Hilton Odawara in Kanagawa between 2 and 3pm. He is available for photos. Official webpage of the Christmas programme: http://www.hiltonodawara.jp/pdf/common/hiltonnews.pdf  On this blog in English: http://insaitama.com/a-photo-with-santa-hilton-odawara/

 

December 19th

TOKYO

Three times a day, the 1st 100 lined up will get to meet Santa and receive a sweet treat from him at Grandberry Mall in Machida. http://insaitama.com/santa-grandberry-mall/

Santa will be in the lobby of the Ritz Carlton, on the 45th floor, for half an hour from 5.30pm. http://insaitama.com/photo-santa-ritz-carlton-tokyo/

If you find him and greet him, you can get your photo taken with Santa in LaQua, Tokyo Dome City. http://insaitama.com/santa-claus-laqua-tokyo-dome-city/

The Coca Cola Store in Aqua City Odaiba are offering the chance for patrons (who have spent 1000 yen or more) to meet Santa and get a photo at 3 different times during the day.  In the past it is usually 1, 3 and 5pm, but they haven’t released this year’s time information yet.  Please contact the store directly.

CHIBA

There is a White Santa visiting Ikspiari many times this month. In the past, it was free to visit him, but this year you have to have receipts for over 3,000 yen to queue to see him. The official website is: http://insaitama.com/santa-ikspiari/ Information on this blog in English: http://insaitama.com/santa-ikspiari/

Santa will be at Chiba Naganuma Toysrus branch. He will be walking around the store and open to photos at 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 4pm and 5pm. Event details and other locations (Japanese only) Official event information for Toysrus and Babies-r-us

SAITAMA

Santa is visiting the Toysrus in Niiza for most of the day. He will be walking around the store and open to photos at 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 4pm and 5pm. Event details and other locations (Japanese only) Official event information for Toysrus and Babies-r-us

KANAGAWA

Santa will be at the Toysrus in Fujisawa. He will be walking around the store and open to photos at 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 4pm and 5pm. Event details and other locations (Japanese only) Official event information for Toysrus and Babies-r-us

TOCHIGI

Santa will visit the Premium Outlets in Sano. http://insaitama.com/santa-premium-outlets/

Santa will also visit the Toysrus in Sano. He will be walking around the store and open to photos at 11am, 1pm, 3pm, 4pm and 5pm. Event details and other locations (Japanese only) Official event information for Toysrus and Babies-r-us

The Santa Mooka Steam Locomotive train will leave from IBARAKI to Tochigi with many special events planned. http://insaitama.com/santa-train/

The Finland No Mori Santa at Harman’s stove distributors is available on and off during the day. There are two systems. One is a brief meeting which is free, the other is a photo opportunity if you have paid more than a 1000 yen. http://finlandnomori.net/news.html

SHIZUOKA

Santa will visit the Premium Outlets in Gotemba. http://insaitama.com/santa-premium-outlets/

December 20th

TOKYO

Three times a day, the 1st 100 lined up will get to meet Santa and receive a sweet treat from him at Grandberry Mall in Machida. http://insaitama.com/santa-grandberry-mall/

The Coca Cola Store in Aqua City Odaiba are offering the chance for patrons (who have spent 1000 yen or more) to meet Santa and get a photo at 3 different times during the day.  In the past it is usually 1, 3 and 5pm, but they haven’t released this year’s time information yet.  Please contact the store directly.

Santa will be in the lobby of the Ritz Carlton, on the 45th floor, for half an hour from 5.30pm. http://insaitama.com/photo-santa-ritz-carlton-tokyo/

If you find him and greet him, you can get your photo taken with Santa in LaQua, Tokyo Dome City. http://insaitama.com/santa-claus-laqua-tokyo-dome-city/

SAITAMA

Santa Claus will be available for photos at 3 different times at Mallage in Kuki. This free event is limited to the first 100 customers each time. You need to bring your own camera. You can find more information in English here: http://insaitama.com/santa-is-coming-to-saitama/

TOCHIGI / IBARAKI

The Santa Mooka Steam Locomotive train will leave from IBARAKI to Tochigi with many special events planned. http://insaitama.com/santa-train/

The Finland No Mori Santa at Harman’s stove distributors, will be available for photos to those who spend upwards of 1000 yen in the adjoining bakery. Three different time slots. http://finlandnomori.net/news.html

CHIBA

White Santa will be visiting Ikspiari, but you can only meet him if you have receipts for upto 3000 yen! http://insaitama.com/santa-ikspiari/

December 21st and 22nd

TOKYO

Santa will be in the lobby of the Ritz Carlton, on the 45th floor, for half an hour from 5.30pm. http://insaitama.com/photo-santa-ritz-carlton-tokyo/

December 23rd

TOKYO

There will be two times of the evening you can get your photo taken with Santa, in front of the Sweet House, at the Sunroute Plaza Hotel. http://insaitama.com/fun-fun-christmas-sunroute-plaza-tokyo/

Three times a day, the 1st 100 lined up will get to meet Santa and receive a sweet treat from him at Grandberry Mall in Machida. http://insaitama.com/santa-grandberry-mall/

Santa will be in the lobby of the Ritz Carlton, on the 45th floor, for half an hour from 5.30pm. http://insaitama.com/photo-santa-ritz-carlton-tokyo/

Santa will be hanging out at at Gate City when he comes to pick up letters. There are a number of events planned for the day, including a chance to get your photo taken with Santa.  Numbers are limited and you have to pick up a ticket in advance. Further information is available in English on this blog: http://insaitama.com/santa-claus-village-gate-city-2/
The official website (Japanese) is: http://www.gatecity.jp/plaza/event/

The Coca Cola Store in Aqua City Odaiba are offering the chance for patrons (who have spent 1000 yen or more) to meet Santa and get a photo at 3 different times during the day.  In the past it is usually 1, 3 and 5pm, but they haven’t realised this year’s time information yet.  They request interested patrons contact the store directly.

CHIBA

White Santa will be visiting Ikspiari, but you can only meet him if you have receipts for upto 3000 yen! http://insaitama.com/santa-ikspiari/

KANAGAWA

From 10am to 4pm Santa will be visiting the area in front of the Keikyu Kurihama Station. He will be walking about for a meet and greet, hand-shake and quick photo if you’re lucky. There are a number of other events planned in conjunction with his visit. Information is available in English here: http://www.cocoyoko.net.e.rb.hp.transer.com/event/kurihamaxmas.html

TOCHIGI

The Finland No Mori Santa at Harman’s stove distributors, will be available for photos to those who spend upwards of 1000 yen in the adjoining bakery. Three different time slots. http://finlandnomori.net/news.html

Santa will visit the Coca Cola Store in 661 Street. Children and adults are welcome to get their photo taken with him. Queries to 0287-64-0661.

December 24th

TOKYO

There will be two times of the evening you can get your photo taken with Santa, in front of the Sweet House, at the Sunroute Plaza Hotel. http://insaitama.com/fun-fun-christmas-sunroute-plaza-tokyo/

Santa will be in the lobby of the Ritz Carlton, on the 45th floor, for half an hour from 5.30pm. http://insaitama.com/photo-santa-ritz-carlton-tokyo/

Santa is popping into the International terminals of Haneda Airport a couple of times throughout Christmas Eve. http://insaitama.com/santa-claus-haneda-airport/

CHIBA

White Santa will be visiting Ikspiari, but you can only meet him if you have receipts for upto 3000 yen! http://insaitama.com/santa-ikspiari/

KANAGAWA

Santa will be taking a walk around the Redbrick Warehouses in Yokohama this day. If you can find him, you can get your photo taken with him.
Official page (Japanese only): http://www.yokohama-akarenga.jp/christmas2015/
On this blog in English: http://insaitama.com/santa-redbrick-warehouse/

Three chances to get a photo with Santa at Kawasaki Mores; at 1 to 2pm, 3.30 to 5pm and 5.30 to 7pm. It is free to participate in the event. Bring your own camera! http://kawasaki-mores.jp/category/event_topix#post20728

TOCHIGI

The Finland No Mori Santa at Harman’s stove distributors, will be available for photos to those who spend upwards of 1000 yen in the adjoining bakery. Two different time slots. http://finlandnomori.net/news.html

 

December 25th

TOKYO

There will be two times of the evening you can get your photo taken with Santa, in front of the Sweet House, at the Sunroute Plaza Hotel. http://insaitama.com/fun-fun-christmas-sunroute-plaza-tokyo/

Santa will be in the lobby of the Ritz Carlton, on the 45th floor, for half an hour from 5.30pm. http://insaitama.com/photo-santa-ritz-carlton-tokyo/

Santa is popping into the International terminals of Haneda Airport a couple of times throughout Christmas Eve. http://insaitama.com/santa-claus-haneda-airport/

CHIBA

White Santa will be visiting Ikspiari, but you can only meet him if you have receipts for upto 3000 yen! http://insaitama.com/santa-ikspiari/

TOCHIGI

The Finland No Mori Santa at Harman’s stove distributors, will be available for photos to those who spend upwards of 1000 yen in the adjoining bakery. Two different time slots. http://finlandnomori.net/news.html

 


CLOSED EVENTS

December 5th

TOKYO

Santa will visit at Ochanomizu for the 9th year in a row. This event is limited to the first 120 families. http://insaitama.com/santa-claus-in-tokyo-%ef%bd%9cochanomizu/

CHIBA

White Santa will be visiting Ikspiari, but you can only meet him if you have receipts for upto 3000 yen! http://insaitama.com/santa-ikspiari/

 

 

December 6th

TOKYO

If you find him and greet him, you can get your photo taken with Santa in LaQua, Tokyo Dome City. http://insaitama.com/santa-claus-laqua-tokyo-dome-city/

CHIBA

Premium Outlets at SHISUI offer the chance to get your photo taken with Santa. http://insaitama.com/santa-premium-outlets/

White Santa is at Ikspiari again. http://insaitama.com/santa-ikspiari/

KANAGAWA

Santa will be taking a walk around the Redbrick Warehouses in Yokohama this day. If you can find him, you can get your photo taken with him.
Official page (Japanese only): http://www.yokohama-akarenga.jp/christmas2015/
On this blog in English: http://insaitama.com/santa-redbrick-warehouse/

 

December 8th

KANAGAWA

Santa will be taking a walk around the Redbrick Warehouses in Yokohama this day. If you can find him, you can get your photo taken with him.
Official page (Japanese only): http://www.yokohama-akarenga.jp/christmas2015/
On this blog in English: http://insaitama.com/santa-redbrick-warehouse/

December 10th

KANAGAWA

Santa will be taking a walk around the Redbrick Warehouses in Yokohama this day. If you can find him, you can get your photo taken with him.
Official page (Japanese only): http://www.yokohama-akarenga.jp/christmas2015/
On this blog in English: http://insaitama.com/santa-redbrick-warehouse/

 

December 12th

TOKYO

The Tokyo American Club have a visiting Santa for MEMBERS ONLY. Sincere apologies, but this one is only open to Tokyo American Club members and costs money. Please visit the official site if you are a member.

 

CHIBA

There is a White Santa visiting Ikspiari many times this month. In the past, it was free to visit him, but this year you have to have receipts for over 3,000 yen to queue to see him. The official website is: http://insaitama.com/santa-ikspiari/ Information on this blog in English: http://insaitama.com/santa-ikspiari/

MIYAGI

Santa will visit the Premium Outlets at SENDAI. http://insaitama.com/santa-premium-outlets/

December 13th

TOKYO

If you find him and greet him, you can get your photo taken with Santa in LaQua, Tokyo Dome City. http://insaitama.com/santa-claus-laqua-tokyo-dome-city/

IBARAKI

Santa will visit the Premium Outlets at AMI. http://insaitama.com/santa-premium-outlets/

CHIBA

White Santa will be visiting Ikspiari, but you can only meet him if you have receipts for upto 3000 yen! http://insaitama.com/santa-ikspiari/

KANAGAWA

Santa will be taking a walk around the Redbrick Warehouses in Yokohama this day. If you can find him, you can get your photo taken with him.
Official page (Japanese only): http://www.yokohama-akarenga.jp/christmas2015/
On this blog in English: http://insaitama.com/santa-redbrick-warehouse/

 

December 15th

KANAGAWA

Santa will be taking a walk around the Redbrick Warehouses in Yokohama this day. If you can find him, you can get your photo taken with him.
Official page (Japanese only): http://www.yokohama-akarenga.jp/christmas2015/
On this blog in English: http://insaitama.com/santa-redbrick-warehouse/

 

December 17th

KANAGAWA

Santa will be taking a walk around the Redbrick Warehouses in Yokohama this day. If you can find him, you can get your photo taken with him.
Official page (Japanese only): http://www.yokohama-akarenga.jp/christmas2015/
On this blog in English: http://insaitama.com/santa-redbrick-warehouse/

December 18th

TOKYO

Santa will be in the lobby of the Ritz Carlton, on the 45th floor, for half an hour from 5.30pm. http://insaitama.com/photo-santa-ritz-carlton-tokyo/

TOCHIGI

The Finland No Mori Santa at Harman’s stove distributors, will be available for photos to customers who spend a 1000 yen or more. Between 3 and 4pm. http://finlandnomori.net/news.html