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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 →

November Santa Tokyo Chiba Kanagawa Saitama

November Santa Events in 2019 for the Greater Tokyo area; Tokyo Santa, Chiba Santa, Kanagawa Santa and Saitama Santa. For those who cannot wait until December to meet Santa Claus, we’ve got you covered! Here are some of the confirmed Santa Claus meet and greet locations for November 2019 inRead More →

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Information for the 2019 Santa Claus Visit at Kichijoji Station in Musashino. Brief update 2020: this post is getting a lot of traffic in 2020. I presume, like me, people want to know if there is a Santa visit this year. At the moment, it looks very unlikely. This yearRead 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 →

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The Ochanomizu Santa Claus Visit at St Clair has been cancelled in 2020 on account of the coronavirus. Official notification of cancellation here. The only places with a confirmed Santa Claus visit at the moment, is Hamley’s in Yokohama and LaQua in Tokyo Dome City. Ochanomizu Santa, Tokyo – WhetherRead More →

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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 →

Misato Halloween events japan

Halloween Events in the Greater Tokyo area – Initially written on August 5th, updated on September 30th. Looking for Halloween books to read to / with the kids? Check out this selection of Halloween books available in Japan here (click). Halloween Events Kanto This is a round up of theRead More →

Rose Town Tea Garden

Rose Town Tea Garden, Ome City, Tokyo, Japan. Just over the Saitama Tokyo border lies the suburban city of Ome. When you hear “city” and “Tokyo” you’d be forgiven for imagining a metropolis like Ikebukuro or Ueno, but Ome is so far removed from the typical image of Tokyo thatRead More →

Gingko trees at Hikarigaoka Park

Hikarigaoka Park is a refreshing open space in Nerima ward in Northern Tokyo. However, it is right on the border of Wako City, literally a two minute walk on the west side. The park is also on the Tobu Tojo line that runs through central Saitama. For these two reasonsRead More →

New Year Countdown Events – New Year’s has become a popular time for overseas visitors to visit Japan and yet there is very little New Year count down event information available in English online.  Over the last couple of years I have tried to bridge that gap by sharing informationRead More →