What’s Christmas without a few holiday markets to explore? Come winter, Tokyo plays host to a slew of Christmas markets, many of which are German-themed, meaning you can get your fill of glühwein, gingerbread and all sorts of seasonal snacks. For all you last minute Christmas shoppers, there are also plenty of trinkets and gifts on sale, too.
Christmas this year will look different for many of us, as the Covid-19 pandemic has made it difficult to travel home for the holidays. But that doesn’t mean Christmas is cancelled. In fact, Tokyo does a brilliant job of decorating the city and offering festive activities to get you into the holiday spirit.
Moreover, Christmas day isn’t a public holiday in Japan, meaning stores and restaurants are still open for business – it’s the perfect opportunity to celebrate with a festive lunch, dinner or even a last-minute shopping spree.
RECOMMENDED: The best things to do in Tokyo this December