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Tokyo Christmas Market: Video Introduction

This video, titled "Tokyo Christmas Market 2017 Announcement" (東京クリスマスマーケット2017 告知 / Tokyo Christmas Market 2017), was uploaded by "Tokyo Christmas Market Organizing Committee" (東京クリスマスマーケット実行委員会).
This event, which shows beautiful and warm buildings, is Tokyo Christmas Market. The exciting atmosphere of the market informs people living in Japan that the Christmas season has arrived.

The symbol of the market, a 14-meter-tall Christmas pyramid from the German village of Seifen, is a work of art and a symbol of the winter season in Germany. The stores lined with Christmas ornaments and other European goods imported directly from Europe allow visitors to enjoy shopping for exotic goods and delicious foods. At night, the market is lit up to create a magical atmosphere. Enjoy the Tokyo Christmas Market via video as you read along.

Tokyo Christmas Market – Enjoy Christmas at This Winter Wonderland!

Image of a Christmas market, Germany
Photo:A Christmas market, Germany

Tokyo Christmas Market, which began in 2015, is an outdoor event held in Hibiya Park, a well-known urban oasis. It was inspired by the Christmas market held in Dresden, Germany, the birthplace of the Christmas market.

Tokyo Christmas Market is known for its Christmas Pyramid, the largest Christmas pyramid in the world, which is composed of six tiers, each with a unique wooden puppet. The puppets, made in the village of Seifen in Saxony, famous for the Nutcracker, spin a fantastical tale as they rotate.

Other popular spots for couples include a hut decorated with gorgeous decorations and a spot where visitors can take pictures with their faces peeking out from a heart-shaped wreath. There is also a diorama called "Krippe" (German for 'Crib') that depicts the birth of Christ, and there are plenty of photo spots as well!

Activities at Tokyo Christmas Market – Everything You Need to Know About This Exciting Christmas Event!

Image of the Christmas pyramid at the Tokyo Christmas Market
Photo:The Christmas pyramid at the Tokyo Christmas Market

There are many things to do at the Tokyo Christmas Market. For lighting and illumination, there's the giant Christmas pyramid. The lights create a fantastical atmosphere as the various puppets tell a story. The roofs of the huts are also a must-see! The illuminated Christmas motifs on the roofs, including Santa, reindeer, and snowmen, create an exotic atmosphere! It's sure to get you in the Christmas spirit!

[Video] 2:58 - The Christmas Pyramid Light-up/Illumination

Tokyo Christmas Market is also a great place for foodies. The market features authentic German beer as well as glühwein (mulled wine), a traditional German Christmas drink. You can also enjoy German sausage, eisbein (pickled ham hock), and other classic German dishes, as well as hot soups to keep you warm in the cold winter weather. In addition, you can enjoy German Christmas sweets such as stollen and lebkuchen.

[Video] 1:55 - Stalls Selling Glühwein, German Food, & Sweets

Visitors can also enjoy shopping for European-style Christmas ornaments and European sundries for Christmas. 2022 will see the debut of a teddy bear shop, which is loved by children and adults around the world. There will also be original Christmas-only products. If you like teddy bears, be sure to stop by.

Tokyo Christmas Market 2022 – Book Your Tickets in Advance!

Image of Tokyo Christmas Market
Photo:Tokyo Christmas Market

Tickets for this year's Tokyo Christmas Market can be reserved in advance. To prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, tickets are divided into 2-hour periods, so be sure to choose the time slot that works best for you. Advance tickets for the 2022 event will be on sale from November 21 at 11:00 am.

Same-day tickets will also be available, but be aware that if the event is crowded, there may be long wait times or tickets may sell out.
Event hours are 11:00 am to 10:00 pm (food, drinks, and miscellaneous goods are sold until 9:30 pm). Prices are 1,000 yen for adults on weekdays, 1,500 yen on weekends, and 500 yen for children (free for children 5 and under). Visitors will also receive a cute original mug as a special gift with their admission!

Be sure to check out the official twitter account for more information (Japanese).

Tokyo Christmas Market Summary

In Germany and other parts of Europe, Christmas is a month-long celebration. The Christmas markets held during this time are events that both children and adults look forward to.
Check out Tokyo Christmas Market and enjoy the authentic European atmosphere while indulging in some glühwein and hot soup in the cold winter weather!

Tokyo Christmas Market 2022 in Hibiya Park
【Date】December 9 - December 25, 2022
【Time】11:00-22:00 (16:00-22:00 on the first day)
【Venue】Hibiya Park Fountain Plaza + Nire no Ki Plaza
【Access】Hibiya Park Fountain Plaza + Nire no Ki Plaza
Hibiya Station via the Hibiya Line or Chiyoda Line, Exit A14, approx. 1 min. walking
Kasumigaseki Station via the Marunouchi Line, Exit B2, approx. 5 min. walking
Uchisaiwaicho Station via the Toei Mita Line, Exit A7, approx. 5 min. walking
An approximately 20-minute walk from the Marunouchi Exit of JR Tokyo Station
An approximately 10-minute walk from the Hibiya Exit of JR Yurakucho Station

【TripAdvisor】Hibiya Park

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Last Updated : Dec. 5, 2022
平敷 篤(Atsushi Heishiki)
My name is Atsushi Heishiki, a writer who loves Japanese culture and lives in Okinawa.
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