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9 Christmas Market in Japan you should visit in 2022

Looking for a way to get into the holiday spirit in Japan? Try visiting a Christmas market 🤍🎄⛄️

You can experience the warm, merry atmosphere by trying different seasonal foods, shopping for the perfect presents and enjoying all the Christmas lights and festive decorations. Christmas markets first originated from Germany, therefore many Christmas markets in Japan are modelled after European Christmas markets, allowing you to experience a recreation of classic markets from all over Europe! 

We have compiled a list of 9 Christmas markets that we recommend you visit this holiday season. 🌠


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Christmas Markets in Japan

Christmas Market in Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse

9 Christmas Market in Japan Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse
Credit: Tokyo Cheapo

Authentic German Christmas gourmet and sundries fair.

The Christmas Market at Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse is a popular event perfect for couples and friends. A symbolic 10-metre high live Christmas tree is set up in the event square. Each German-made hutte sell authentic German gourmet foods and Christmas menus such as grilled sausages and glühwein, as well as Christmas wreaths, ornaments, and European sundries.

Christmas Market in Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse

  • Period: November 25 (Fri.) – December 25 (Sun.), 2022 (31 days in total)
  • Hours: 11:00 – 21:00 until December 9 (Fri.), 11:00 – 22:00 after December 10 (Sat.) *17:00 – 21:00 on November 25 (Fri.).
  • Admission: Free
  • Weekdays from November 25 (Fri.) to December 16 (Fri.): Free
  • Weekdays after December 19 (Mon.) and Saturdays and Sundays during this period: 500 yen

Tokyo Christmas Market in Hibiya Park

9 Christmas Market in Japan Hibiya Park
Credit: Time Out

Gathering of classic German gourmet foods, sweets and sundries.

The Tokyo Christmas Market, held for the eighth time in 2022, is a popular event inspired by the Christmas market in Dresden, Germany, the birthplace of the Christmas market. Eighteen restaurants selling classic German dishes and sweets and 19 general merchandise stores will open their stores. This will be the largest Christmas market ever held in Japan!

Tokyo Christmas Market 2022 in Hibiya Park

  • Period: December 9 (Fri.) – 25 (Sun.), 2022
  • Hours: 11:00-22:00 (L.O. 21:30) *16:00-22:00 (L.O. 21:30) on the first day only
  • Venue: Hibiya Park, Fountain Square, Nireki Plaza
  • Admission: Admission fee
  • Adults: 1,000 yen on weekdays, 1,500 yen on weekends (with original mug novelty)
  • Children (elementary school students) 500 yen *Free for children under 5 years old

Roppongi Hills Christmas Market 

9 Christmas Market in Japan Roppongi Hills Christmas Market
Credit: Japanistry

A Christmas market where you can enjoy the authentic German Christmas spirit!

Roppongi Hills, a popular date spot, is holding its annual “Christmas Market.” You can relish the authentic German Christmas spirit at the stores decorated with glittering decorations. In 2022, the Keyakizaka Illumination, one of Tokyo’s most popular winter events, is being lit up, so be sure to check it out as well.

Roppongi Hills Christmas 2022

  • Period: November 10 (Thu) – December 25 (Sun), 2022
  • Location: Roppongi Hills facilities (Roppongi Keyakizaka Dori, etc.)
  • Address: 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo

Tokyo Skytree Town Dream Christmas 

9 Christmas Market in Japan Tokyo Skytree Town Dream Christmas
Credit: TOKYO-SKYTREETOWN

Enjoy a cosy Christmas night at a local market with Hütte-style stalls.

When visiting Tokyo Skytree Town, you can enjoy a Christmas market where huts (European-style second-hand stores) with gorgeous decorations open their doors. Make sure to try all the gourmet food, with some beer, and sweets while gazing at the fantastic illumination that adorns various locations.

Tokyo Skytree Town Dream Christmas 2022

  • Period: Friday, November 18 (tentative) to Sunday, December 25, 2022
  • Time: 11:00 – 22:00 (L.O. 21:00) (tentative)
  • Place: Sky Arena, Tokyo Skytree Town 4F

Marunouchi Nakadori Avenue Market 

9 Christmas Market in Japan Marunouchi Nakadori Avenue Market
Credit: Ligare

“Marunouchi Street Park 2022 Winter” is a Christmas strolling event in the Marunouchi area of Tokyo. The illuminated Christmas market on Marunouchi Nakadori Avenue will feature stores selling vintage accessories and antique goods, as well as food and beverage outlets offering churros, sausages, hot drinks, and more.

Marunouchi Street Park 2022 Winter

  • Period: Thursday, December 1 through Sunday, December 25, 2022
  • Hours: 11:00 – 22:00
  • Pre-opening on November 29 (Tue.) and 30 (Wed.)
  • Location: Marunouchi Naka-dori Avenue (Special Ward Road #1000-114 / in front of Marunouchi Building, Marunouchi 2-chome Building and Marunouchi Park Building blocks)

Kobe Christmas Market 古城のクリスマス2022 – 神戸クリスマスマーケット –

9 Christmas Market in Japan Christmas Markets in Kansai
Credit: Kobe Night View Guide

Featuring authentic German goods & glühwein, and more!

A gorgeous Christmas market is held during the “Christmas in an Old Castle” Christmas event at Kobe Nunobiki Herb Garden/Ropeway. In addition to hot drinks such as glühwein and hot chocolate to warm you up, Christmas sweets, authentic German ornaments, and various other items to get you in the holiday mood will be available.

Jobe Christmas Market

  • Period: November 12 (Sat) to December 25 (Sun), 2022
  • Location: Kobe Nunobiki Herb Garden/Ropeway
  • Address: 1-4-3, Kitano-machi, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo
  • Christmas Market hours: 11:00 – 16:30
  • *Open until 20:00 on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays from November 18 (Fri.) to December 18 (Sun.) and from December 22 (Thu.) to December 25 (Sun.)

Christmas Market in Nakanoshima, Osaka 水と光のワンダーナイト in 中之島

9 Christmas Market in Japan Christmas Market & Illumination
Credit: Japan Travel

Osaka Nakanoshima Christmas Market is held around the lawn in Nakanoshima Park in Nakanoshima, Osaka, you can enjoy a Christmas market inspired by Christmas in Germany. The event also includes a night cruise and a special water and light show.

Nakanoshima Christmas Market

  • Period: Wednesday, December 14, 2022 – Sunday, December 25, 2022
  • Location: Nakanoshima Park, Lawn Square area
  • Admission: Free
  • Christmas Market hours: 17:00-22:00
  • *On the first day, December 14 (Wed.) only, from 18:00.

Laguna Illumination “Lagoon of Light”

9 Christmas Market in Japan Christmas Markets in Tokai

Laguna Tenbos, Aichi: Illumination will be held at the same time.

Laguna Ten Bosch, located on Mikawa Bay in Aichi Prefecture, is holding a Christmas market where you can enjoy viewing the illumination. In addition to food and drinks to get you in the Christmas spirit, there will also be a lineup of carefully selected Christmas goods.

Laguna Illumination “Lagoon of Light”

  • Period: November 5, 2022 (Sat) – February 28, 2023 (Tue)
  • Location: Laguna Ten Bosch, Laguna Shea
  • Hours: Sunset to closing
  • *Lighting hours vary depending on the day and period.
  • Admission: Free

Fukuoka Christmas Market

9 Christmas Market in Japan Christmas Markets in Kyushu
Credit: Fukuoka Now

Largest “Fukuoka Christmas Market” in Japan

The “Fukuoka Christmas Market” is being organised at three venues: JR Hakata Station Square, Fukuoka City Hall West Fureai Square, and Fukuoka Daimaru Elgarra Passage Square. This year’s event will boast the largest Christmas market in Japan, with many stores selling Christmas goods and gourmet foods under the theme of “Light and Wishes.

Fukuoka Christmas Market

  • Hakata venue “Shibata Sangyo presents CHRISTMAS MARKET in Hikari no Machi HAKATA
  • Period: November 11 (Friday) to December 25 (Sunday), 2022
  • Venue: JR Hakata Station Square (1-1, Hakata Station Chuogai, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City, Fukuoka)
  • Hours: [Weekdays] 16:45-23:00, [Saturdays, Sundays, holidays] 12:00-23:00

These 9 Christmas markets in Japan all offer unique experiences that are must-trys for the winter season. They are great to visit with your family, friends and loved ones for a magical, fun time!

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Just like you, we are foreigners from all around the world.

When we first arrived in Tokyo, we all found this city to be overwhelming, not sure where to begin.

During the years that we have lived here in Japan, we have discovered and visited countless famous tourist attractions as well as unique and underground places.

We are now proud to say that we are experts of Japan and would love to share the knowledge with all of you!

 

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