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Where to go for Christmas? Recommended Christmas date spots in Tokyo

Where to go for Christmas? Recommended Christmas date spots in Tokyo

Christmas events and illuminations are held in many places in Tokyo, and you can make your Christmas the best date ever. However, there are too many spots that many people may not know. Here, we'll introduce you to some of the best Christmas date spots in Tokyo. (Information as of November 2018)

Tokyo Skytree Town

Tokyo Skytree Town is a complex of facilities located around Tokyo Skytree, which includes commercial facilities and a planetarium. The symbol of this complex is the Tokyo Skytree, which stands 634 meters tall, making it the tallest radio tower in the world. From the first observation deck at 350 meters and the second deck at 450 meters, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Tokyo cityscape.

Tokyo Solamachi shopping mall has over 300 stores (as of November 2018), where you can enjoy everything from shopping to dining, as well as an aquarium and planetarium, making it a great spot for a date.

During the Christmas season, there are illuminations, Christmas markets, live events, and other great events.

Address:   1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida-ku, Tokyo   ("Tokyo Skytree Station" on the Tobu Skytree Line)

Opening hours:   8: 00 - 22: 00  (Sky Tree)
                           10: 00 - 21: 00  (Tokyo Solamachi shopping mall)

Tokyo Dome City

Tokyo Dome City is a leisure complex located next to the Tokyo Dome, with many facilities including Tokyo Dome City Attractions (formerly Korakuen Yuenchi) and LaQua, a commercial facility that also has a spa.

During wintertime, the entire Tokyo Dome City is illuminated with gorgeous lights, and during Christmas, there are exclusive events and shows you can enjoy.

The Tokyo Dome Hotel, which is located next to the Tokyo Dome City, offers wonderful Christmas dinner and accommodation plans, so if you are interested to spend a night there, we recommend you make reservations as soon as possible.

Address:  1-3-61 Koraku, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo  (a short walk from Suidobashi Station on the JR and Toei Subway Mita Lines.)

Opening hours: 10:00 - 21:00  (Tokyo Dome City Attractions)
              11:00 - 21:00  (LaQua Shop)
              11:00 - 23:00  (Restaurants and stores)

Hilton Tokyo Odaiba

How about spending a special and luxurious Christmas at a hotel this year? The Hilton Tokyo Odaiba in Odaiba also offers special Christmas packages, dinner plans, and Christmas events every year, and the hotel lobby and interior are filled with the Christmas mood. You can take a romantic walk around Odaiba at night, looking at the Rainbow Bridge lit up.

If you don't want to stay at the hotel, you can reserve just a meal. It's Christmas, so why don't you enjoy a luxurious time together?

Address:  1-9-1 Daiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo  (a short walk from Daiba Station on the Yurikamome Line)


Daikanransha (Giant Sky Wheel)

The Giant Ferris wheel at Palette Town in Odaiba is one of the largest Ferris wheels in Japan, with a diameter of 100 meters and a height of 115 meters. It is popular with families and couples because it offers a panoramic view of the planes arriving and departing from Haneda Airport as well as the skyscrapers of Nishi-Shinjuku.

The illumination of the Ferris wheel during Christmas creates a great atmosphere. The Ferris wheel gondola has nice private vibes, so you can spend time alone with no one to disturb you. There are also many Christmas events held around Palette Town, so savor them to the fullest.

Address:  1-3-10 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo  (a short walk from Aomi Station on the Yurikamome Line)

Opening hours:  10:00 - 22:00  (until 23:00 on Friday, Saturday and the day before holidays)

Roppongi Keyakizaka Street

Roppongi Keyakizaka Street (Dori) is a 400-meter street that crosses Roppongi Hills and is surrounded by the headquarters of the Grand Hyatt Tokyo and TV Asahi, as well as luxury shops such as Rolex and Louis Vuitton.

The street is especially famous for its winter illumination, and last year the Zelkova trees were decorated with about 120 LED lights. The entire Keyakizaka-dori Avenue is a sight to behold, you can see Tokyo Tower across the street, making it a popular destination for couples during the Christmas season.

After enjoying the illumination, you can have a meal at one of the restaurants on Keyakizaka street, or enjoy the night view from Tokyo City View, the observation deck at Roppongi Hills.

Address:  6-10-1 Roppongi Hills, Minato-ku, Tokyo  (directly connected to Roppongi Station on the Hibiya Line)
There are many Christmas date spots in Tokyo, but the ones listed above are easily accessible and got their popularity for a reason, so if you're not sure where to go, why not choose one of these?

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