Stretching along the beautiful red-brick warehouses, the market features an ice-skating rink (from Dec. 3), stalls and an impressive Christmas tree display.
What is there to see and do?
The food has a definitely German flavor with stollen, sausages, and spiced wine, as well as plenty of snow globes, traditional toys, and even toffees to take home as gifts. There will be some workshop opportunities to make your own festive decorations from wreaths to candles, as well as appearances by Father Christmas himself on certain days.
One of the best kept secrets of the Yokohama Christmas Market is the fireworks. They are not widely advertised and no schedule is released but they generally happen every Saturday from around 8 p.m. for about five minutes.
Admission to the market is free on weekdays until December 16. After that date, admission will be ¥500 on weekends and all weekdays. On the non-free days, you’ll need to book in advance. Check the official website for links.
Cheapo tip: If you download their app, the entrance price will be ¥300.Organizers may cancel events, alter schedules, or change admission requirements without notice. Always check official sites before heading to an event.
- 0.6 km from Nihon-ōdōri Station Minatomirai Line (MM5)
- 0.6 km from Bashamichi Station Minatomirai Line (MM4)
- 1.1 km from Sakuragichō Station Blue Line (B15)Negishi Line (JK2)