5 Recommended Christmas Spots in Tokyo

The town is completely in a mood of Christmas these days.

If you are planning to spend Christmas in Tokyo, you must check these 5 popular illumination spots I’m going to introduce.


  • Midtown Christmas 

In the “Starlight Garden” which is held in Tokyo Midtown, fascinating scenery is created by beautiful blue and white lights.




Dates:Nov. 9, 2017 – Dec. 25, 2017    5:00PM – 11:00PM

Address : Tokyo Midtown, 9-7-1, Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Access :

Directly connected from Exit 8, Roppongi Sta. on Toei Oedo Line

Directly connected from Roppongi Sta. on Hibiya Line

3min walk from Exit 3, Nogizaka Sta. on Chiyoda Line

10min walk from Exit1, Roppongi-Itchome Sta. on Namboku Line



  • Yomiuri Land

The illumination spreads on the vast area. Recommended for a date.

Source:Yomiuri Land Website



Dates : Oct. 12, 2017 – Feb. 18, 2017 4:00PM – 8:30PM     (occasionally closed)

Address : Yomiuri Land, 4015-1, Yanoguchi, Inagi, Tokyo

Access :
5min by Sky-shuttle, or 5min by Odakyu Bus from Keio Yomiuri Land Sta.
10min by Odakyu Bus from Odakyu Yomiuri Land Sta.

Adult ¥1,800
Junior and senior high ¥1,500
3 years old – elementary ¥1,000
65 or older ¥800


  • Ao no Dokutsu SHIBUYA

During this famous event, the area between Yoyogi Park Zelkova Street to Shibuya Park Street is colored with blue lights.

出典:Ao no Dokutsu SHIBUYA


Dates:Nov. 22, 2017 – Dec. 31, 2017 5:00PM – 10:00PM

Address : Udagawacho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo

Yoyogi Park Zelkova Street – Shibuya Park Street (About 800m)

Access : 5min walk from Shibuya Sta.


  • Marunouchi Illumination

Champagne gold illumination shines along the Marunouchi Nakadori Street lined with brand shops. Feel the elegant cityscape full of luxury.

Source:Marunouchi Illumination 2017

Dates:Nov. 9, 2017 – Feb. 18, 2018 5:30PM – 11:00PM

Address : Marunouchi Nakadori Street, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

Access:Near at hand from JR Tokyo Sta.


  • Caretta Illumination 

The main feature of the Caretta Illumination is the mystic blue light. This year, the event features the Disney movie ‘Beauty and the Beast’.

出典:Caretta Illumination 2017


Dates:Nov. 16, 2017 – Feb. 14, 2018 5:00PM – 11:00PM (6:00PM- from Jan. 3)

Address : Caretta Plaza, B2, Caretta Shiodome, 1-8-2, Higashi Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Access :

4min walk from Shimbashi Sta. on JR Yamanote Line

1min walk from Shiodome Sta. on Toei Oedo Line

3min walk from Shimbashi Sta. on Toei Asakusa Line

5min walk from Shimbashi Sta. on Metro Ginza Line

2min walk from Shiodome Sta. on Yurikamome Line


The scenery of the town changes and shines romantically in the Christmas season.

Clear air makes the illumination shine even brighter.

Make sure to wear warm clothes and enjoy beautiful illuminations.