New Year Races 2020

New Year Races – It is very common in my homeland of Ireland, for people to attend horse races during the winter holidays. Around where I lived it is the Leopardstown Races on St Stephen’s Day. Here in Japan, Christmas is not a main event, but New Years is like ourRead More →

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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. Sunshine City Christmas “Sunshine City 2019 Welcome to Christmas City “ From mid NovemberRead More →

white santa

White Santa Ikspiari Christmas Town 2020 White Santa, a Santa Claus dressed in a stunning white Christmas Santa outfit, is the regular Santa Claus of Ikspiari Christmas Town in the public part of Chiba’s Tokyo Disney Resort. The Ikspiari White Santa in Chiba is one of the longest running Santa greetingsRead More →

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Laqua Christmas and Santa Claus in 2019. Once again this year, 2019, 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 2019 The Christmas period inRead More →

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Kanagawa Santa – A selection of places you can meet and greet Santa in Kanagawa during December 2018. All information was, to the best of my knowledge, accurate at the time of publishing. The official sources stress that Santa Claus visits (and events in general) are subject to change, soRead More →

santa greater tokyo

Where can I visit Santa in Tokyo? Santa Meet and Greets ・ Santa Photo ・Santa Claus Tokyo This list is specifically for places you can visit Santa in TOKYO in December 2018.  For first timers in Japan, please note that Santa meet and greets may not be like what youRead More →

Santa Japan 2017 Guide for the Greater Tokyo Area St Clair Santa

Gunma Santa Photo and /or Meet and Greets 2018 – The Gunma list of Santa photo spots is always the smallest unfortunately.  The best place for a Santa photo and meet and greet is generally the Takashimaya in Takasaki.  🎅Takashimaya Takasaki The 2018 visit from Santa at Takashimaya in TakasakiRead More →

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Five years ago when I wrote about the unusual “only in Japan” places you could meet Santa, there were really only three. One of which was the “Find Santa” event in Tokorozawa. That event thankfully still exists, but since then dozens of other unique Santa events have emerged. Once uponRead More →

Santa Redbrick Warehouse Santa 2019

Santa Redbrick Warehouse – The landmark Redbrick Warehouses in Yokohama (akarenga 赤レンガ), Kanagawa Prefecture, are running a number of Christmas events again this holiday season. One of the highlights for families with small children is the chance to meet Santa Claus. Redbrick Warehouse Santa Dates If you are looking toRead More →

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Premium Outlets Santa 2020 – It is expected that Santa Claus will be travelling around the Premium Outlets again in 2020 during the month of December. You will be able to get your photo taken with Santa free of charge, if you have a ticket, but you need to have your ownRead More →