Travellers may ask: what should you do when you spend Christmas in Japan? You can definitely opt for a traditional Japanese KFC dinner (that’s right, KFC is a Japanese Christmas tradition). But you can have KFC anytime of year in almost every country in the world. Tokyo.com thinks the far better event to check out is the Christmas celebrations at Tokyo Midtown! Want to know why? See the four reasons below, and you’d know we are right.
1. Starlight Garden
The highlight of this celebratory event is the “Starlight Garden,” a 2,000 square metre plaza covered in 180,000 blue LED lights. The centerpiece presents a cosmic atmosphere when all the LED lights are lit together and people get the illusion that they’re in space.
2. The “Welcome” Christmas Tree
What would Christmas be if it didn’t have a tree? Tokyo Midtown has a fantastic Welcome tree that has “welcome” written on the tree in more than 30 languages. Christmas is a holiday commemorated worldwide therefore every visitor is welcomed to join the celebratory festival. The tree also marks the introduction of the magnificent illuminations.
3. Exclusive Christmas Tours
Special tours would be held exclusively during the Christmas period, the tours consist of Christmas stories and taking strolls in the illuminated Tokyo Midtown. Live music is another big part of this event, Tokyo Midtown welcomes Christmas with a series of live performances of Christmas Carols.
Dates: Nov. 15th—Dec. 25th
Opening hours: Starlight Garden: 5:00pm—11:00pm; “Welcome” Christmas Tree: 5:00pm—12:00am
Address: 9-7-1 Akasaka, Minato, Tokyo 107-0052, Japan
Tel: +81 3-3475-3100
(Photo Credits: http://www.tokyo-midtown.com/jp/xmas/english/english.html)