Hamley's Santa Yokohama Japan

Hamley’s Santa – To be perfectly honest, I really didn’t think anywhere would have a Santa Claus meet and greet this year, so I haven’t really been looking for updates. But by pure luck, while perusing some news articles, I saw that he is scheduled to visit both the YokohamaRead More →

Ibaraki Santa Mitsui Outlet Iruma Santa Mori Town Santa

Santa Tokyo Guide – the Ultimate Santa Guide for the Greater Tokyo area. Santa Visits in Japan generally start from the end of November. Occasionally you can find a couple of places that Santa visits as early as October, a few more in early November, but the main Santa greetingRead More →

Santa House Santa Hills Nasu Tochigi insaitama.com

Santa House, Santa Hills, Tochigi – December 2019 For the last few years I have tried unsuccessfully to book a coveted spot in the Santa House in Santa Hills, Tochigi Prefecture. I have been determined, since discovering it while researching Santastic Tochigi in 2015, to stay in the Santa HouseRead More →

Green Santa Motomachi

Green Santa, Motomachi, Kanagawa 2020. Green Santa Motomachi Santa Claus will hopefully be back in Motomachi again this year. However, with the Coronavirus Outbreak he may not be able to do his usual meet and greets. If he does come to Motomachi, he usually walks around the shopping district. IfRead More →

Metsa Christmas

Metsa Christmas Metsa Village is the ‘free’ part of the Moominvalley theme park in Hanno, Saitama. Each year they have a Christmas market. We visited the Metsa Village Christmas market and Christmas town on the opening day of the event, November 1st (2019). It was a little too early toRead More →

Sunshine City Christmas

Sunshine City Christmas ~ an annual winter event at Sunshine City in Ikebukuro, Tokyo. This is not a Santa greeting / visit, but you can see Santa every year in the Sunshine Aquarium from mid November. The event is currently scheduled to go ahead in spite of the pandemic. However,Read More →

white santa

White clad Santa Ikspiari Christmas Town 2020 – this post was initially updated at the end of December 2019 before the pandemic began. In November 2020 Ikspiari confirmed there will be no Santa visit in 2020. Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus outbreak there are only a handful of Santa visitsRead More →

santa kazo laqua christmas laqua santa 2019 santa ikea Shinmisato

Laqua Christmas and Santa Claus in 2020. Once again this year, 2020, Santa Claus is visiting LaQua in Tokyo Dome City on the Marunouchi, Namboku, Oedo, Mita Subway Lines and JR Chuo and Sobu Lines. And they will have various events for their seasonal Laqua Christmas celebration. Christmas Laqua 2020 The Christmas period inRead More →

Santa Tochigi

Santa Tochigi Meet and Greets / Santa Photo / Santa Spots 2018 – I have saved the best for last! This is the 7th and final round up by prefecture of places you can get a Santa photo or meet / greet Santa in the Kanto Plain.Saitama | Tokyo |Read More →

Ibaraki Santa Mitsui Outlet Iruma Santa Mori Town Santa

Ibaraki Santa Meet and Greets 2018 – Places you can visit Santa Claus in Ibaraki in Winter 2018. Unfortunately, some places already had Santa visit earlier in December, such as Toys R Us in Tsukuba and Premium Outlets in Ami on the 9th.  Ibaraki Santa 🎅Hitachi Naka Seaside Park Santa Claus isRead More →