Tag: Santa in Japan

Santa at Babiesrus Toysrus in Minami Furuya | KAWAGOE

Santa Kawagoe Toysrus  – Until earlier this year (2017) the Kawagoe Toysrus was on route 254 beside Monolith Bouldering Gym. However, it closed its doors permanently this year and the Kawagoe Toysrus branch now refers to what was previously the Minami Furuya Babies-r-us, in Unicus in Minami Furuya. They have combined the two into one in this location. Santa Kawagoe […]

Santa Tochigi

The Santa Round Up 2017 | TOCHIGI

Santa Tochigi – I have saved the best for last! Tochigi, specifically Nasu, is my personal favourite place to visit Santa. There is a lovely Christmas atmosphere in the area with lots of Christmas and Santa decorations. Santa Tochigi 🎅Toysrus Sano Santa Claus visits the Toysrus in Sano on December 16th. He will be available for a greeting and a […]

Santa Ibaraki Mitsui Outlet Iruma Santa

The Santa Round Up 2017 | IBARAKI

Santa Ibaraki – 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 🎅Toysrus Tsukuba Santa Claus visits […]

Santa Japan 2017 Guide for the Greater Tokyo Area

The Santa Round-up 2017 | TOKYO

Where can I visit Santa in Tokyo? This list is specifically for places you can visit Santa in TOKYO in December 2017.  Please be aware that Santa meet and greets are not like what you might be used to in your home country. There is generally no grotto and he doesn’t give out a present. In Japan, “Finland” is used […]

Redbrick Warehouse Santa 2017 | Yokohama

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. Redbrick Warehouse Santa Dates If you are looking to visit Santa on a weekday near Tokyo, this might be the place for you. As all the Santa dates at the Redbrick Warehouse in Yokohama are […]

The Santa Round-up 2017 | CHIBA

Where can I visit Santa in CHIBA? Santa in Chiba – Last year Santa Claus arrived into Narita airport on November 25th, but as I write this also on November 25th he still hasn’t arrived for 2017! White Santa is here though. And Santa’s meet and greet locations for after he arrives have already been scheduled. You will find twenty […]

Santa Japan 2017 Guide for the Greater Tokyo Area

Ochanomizu Santa Claus | TOKYO 2017

Ochanomizu Santa, Tokyo – For the 11th year in a row, St Clair in Ochanomizu is one of the first places that the real Santa will visit. 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 Santa who has flown […]

The real Santa with grotto and sleigh in Tochigi

In the big search for Santa in 2015, one prefecture that stood out for having a great selection of Santa events and attractions was TOCHIGI. So my family of six took to the road to do a bit of reconnaissance. We were very happy with the trip and the abundance of Christmas events and Santa visits in areas of Tochigi. It was in Nasu […]

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 […]

Lapland Santa at Ito-Yokado | TOKYO

Santa at Ito-Yokado You will often hear Santa in Japan being referred to as a フィンランドのサンタ i.e. Finnish or Finland Santa. This is what we call a Lapland Santa at home. Basically, in Japan this is code for a non-Japanese Santa that is usually a native or 2nd language English speaker.  There has been a big increase in the number […]