Tokyo Events This Week: Christmas and Comiket

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Tokyo events for Monday, December 23 to Sunday, December 29, 2019

While many winter illuminations continue well into the new year, Tokyo’s Christmas markets will wrap up on Christmas Day. The markets are your place to go for German-style food stalls, hot wine, decorations and last-minute gift shopping. Comic fans should note down the dates for Comiket, a popular four-day dojinshi fair.

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Kasukabe Hagoita Market

Catch the last day of the traditional Kasukabe Hagoita Market. Hagoita are ornamental rackets based on an old-school New Year’s game. The rackets are brightly decorated with famous kabuki actors, sports stars and other celebs.

 Kasukabe Hagoita Market

Dates:21st Dec–23rd Dec, 2020
Entry:Free

Odaiba Rainbow Fireworks

See the last Saturday fireworks show of the month. The fireworks will go off between Odaiba and the Rainbow Bridge from 7 pm to 7:10 pm.



 Odaiba Rainbow Fireworks

rainbow fireworks odaiba
Dates:Early
~
Late Dec, 2020
Entry:Free

Tokyo Michi Terrace 2019

Michi Terrace is back with illuminations and decorations decking out the promenade leading towards the Imperial Palace.

 Tokyo Michi Terrace 2020

Dates:Late Dec, 2020
Entry:Free

Roppongi Hills Christmas Market

A quaint German-style Christmas market with classic food and drink, gift and decoration stalls.

 Roppongi Hills Christmas Market

Roppongi Christmas Market
Dates:Late Nov
~
Late Dec, 2020
Entry:Free

Roppongi Hills Christmas Illumination 2019

If you’re checking out the abovementioned market, you surely won’t want (and literally can’t) miss the stretch of illuminated trees in Roppongi.

 Roppongi Hills Christmas Illumination 2020

winter illuminations tokyo
Dates:Early Nov
~
Late Dec, 2020
Entry:Free

Midtown Christmas 2019

This popular illumination display is on until Christmas day. Take a wander to see all 290,000 twinklies in the Starlight Garden.

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 Midtown Christmas 2020

winter illuminations tokyo
Dates:Late Nov
~
Late Dec, 2020
Entry:Free

Red Brick Warehouse Christmas Market

Just south of the city is a famous Christmas market in Yokohama. Against a backdrop of the area’s beautiful red-brick warehouses, the market features an ice skating rink, stalls and an impressive tree display.

 Red Brick Warehouse Christmas Market

Yokohama Red Brick Christmas Market
Dates:Late Nov
~
Late Dec, 2020
Entry:Free

Tokyo Christmas Market

A Christmas market to beat all Christmas markets in Tokyo. Sample some festive fare—German-style sausage and stews to name a few—and peruse the booths selling decor, gifts and winter gear. Once you’ve wandered through the stalls, grab a hot drink and watch the choir to round out those Christmas feels.



 Tokyo Christmas Market

Dates:Early
~
Late Dec, 2020
Entry:Free

Tokyo Sky Tree Dream Christmas 2019

Tokyo’s tallest tower and surrounding area is prepped and ready for the lead up to Christmas with over half a million LED lights, a Christmas market, concerts and more.

 Tokyo Skytree Dream Christmas 2020

Dates:Early Nov
~
Late Dec, 2020
Entry:Free

Winter Comiket

The winter edition of one of Tokyo’s biggest pop culture events is on at Tokyo Big Sight. Comiket is a comics and cosplaying festival, with a focus on independently created and published manga (or dojinshi).

 Winter Comiket

Dates:28th Dec–31st Dec, 2020
Entry:Free

National Museum of Western Art – Free Admission Day

Check out the extensive permanent collection at the Museum of Western Art in Ueno Park for free. Works include paintings from the late Medieval period through to the 20th century and modern French sculpture.

 National Museum of Western Art - Free Admission Day

Dates:25th Jan, 2020
Entry:Free

It’s also a good time to start planning for December 31st. See Tokyo’s top party picks for New Year’s Eve.


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