Best places to visit in Tokyo in December

by RICH

Looking for fun things to do in Tokyo in December? Watching dazzling beautiful illuminations during winter season, enjoying Christmas event in Tokyo Disneyland, and celebrating at Mei Jingu on New year’s eve…etc. There are also many annual events and  festivals that you can only enjoy in December. Ready to have a fun and romantic vacation here? Here are best places to visit in Tokyo in December.

 

Tokyo German Village

Best places to visit in Tokyo in December

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A green theme park where you can move around inside by car
There are attractions such as a Ferris wheel, a children’s zoo and a flower garden within this park which recreates a rural German landscape and the area is popular for day trips.

A theme park for day trips from Tokyo Within its large 80ha, there are plenty of ways to enjoy Tokyo German Village which has a central open grass space surrounded by a pond, attractions, activities and a dog run along with opportunities to take part in the harvest of fruits and vegetables. From spring to fall, there are blossoms of seasonal flowers beginning with 5000 roses representing 200 species, and in the winter, the park is enveloped in a magical atmosphere thanks to the illumination. It’s also great to visit by car since auto tr...

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Phone
0438-60-5511
Price
- Adult: 1200 JPY
- Child: 600 JPY
Junior high and high school students: 800 yen
4 years to elementary school students: 600 yen

Website
japan-chiba-guide.com

Omotesando

Best places to visit in Tokyo in December

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A trendy area. A neighborhood where you can encounter cutting-edge fashion and various other items
A sophisticated sense of high class engulfs the pedestrians walking there. From the main street to the back streets, there is a variety of shops. Even walking through the back alleys brings an air of celebrity

How Omotesando developed into a trendy area Its origins lay in the opening of an avenue leading to Meiji-Jingu Shrine in 1920. There are a number of reasons behind its birth as a trendy area. One reason is the appearance of the Doujunkai Aoyama Apartments where high-ranking officials and people of culture had resided and the Washington Heights (the facility that housed GHQ officers) that was constructed after the 2nd World War. The Washington Heights was then opened as the Athletes’ Village at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, and for other reas...

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Website
www.gotokyo.org

Tokyo Midtown

Best places to visit in Tokyo in December

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Tokyo Midtown, a mix of art, people and nature
Since its opening in 2007, it’s been the new landmark that has affected the masses of people in Roppongi. Tokyo Midtown is a multi-purpose complex with a new sensation where you can feel that there is art everywhere along with the beautiful interior and spacious garden.

An artistic area of design born in Roppongi Tokyo Midtown, which continues to show what a new city should be since its 2007 opening, is a multi-purpose community consisting of 6 buildings and a wide green space. One of those buildings, Midtown Tower, has that view of a new skyscraper along with Roppongi Hills as Tokyo’s tallest building. Within Tokyo Midtown, there are various shops, restaurants, offices, a hotel, a clinic, and other facilities, and is also famous as a place for art. The Suntory Museum, a historical facility that was fi...

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Business hours
- Everyday (11:00 AM ~ 9:00 PM )
Phone
03-3475-3100
Price
- Free
Website
www.tokyo-midtown.com

Marunouchi

Best places to visit in Tokyo in December

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The evolved business district with an eye for a fine view and enjoyment
Marunouchi, the heart of the Japanese economy, is filled with businessmen from sunrise to sunset. However, because of redevelopment, there is now also plenty of fashion and cuisine, and the area is popular as a sophisticated business district.

The new and improved Marunouchi Marunouchi is the office area of buildings for big banks and big business. This is ground zero for Japan’s finance and economy where businessmen smartly walk to and fro. This area which spans between the outer gardens of the Imperial Palace and Tokyo Station once had the image of a stuffy and dreary business area, but going into the 21st century, there has been a period of redevelopment which has led to it becoming not just an area for businessmen but also a posh and fashionable place where average people...

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Website
www.marunouchi.com

Yebisu Garden Place

Best places to visit in Tokyo in December

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12 million visitors a year. Yebisu Garden Place has risen from the remains of a factory to become a sophisticated complex
While evoking nostalgia from its brick exterior, it has an urban atmosphere. It’s an open space with lots of greenery where you can spend a luxurious time tasting beer that is the pride of Japan.

Yebisu Garden Place originated from a beer brewery Yebisu Garden Place was born on the site of the former Sapporo Breweries. It is a multipurpose complex with a department store, a hotel, restaurants, movie theaters, a museum of art, etc. Yebisu beer is a premium beer with 100% malt developed by Sapporo Beer. Started over 100 years ago, it won the Gold Prize for excellence at the 3rd National Industrial Exhibition in 1890. After that, it brought so much influence that the area was called Ebisu. The beautiful brick exterior is a remnant of th...

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Business hours
- Everyday (11:00 AM ~ 8:00 PM )
Phone
03-5423-7111

Tokyo Disneyland

Best places to visit in Tokyo in December

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Enjoy your time at Tokyo’s Disneyland
Tokyo Disney Resort is comprised of both Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo Disney Sea. Tokyo Disney Resort is Japan’s leading amusement park.

Tokyo Disneyland Modeled after the Magic Kingdom in America’s Disneyland, there is also Cinderella’s Castle as the symbol of Tokyo Disneyland. The entire area is divided into seven theme parks with a total of 43 different attractions, 53 merchandise shops and 53 food and beverage outlets. Near the main entrance of the park, you can find the World Bazaar, which has souvenir shops lined up as an arcade street and is modeled to replicate the atmosphere of the early 20th century in the United States. Thrilling Theme Park Rides At th...

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Business hours
- Everyday (8:00 AM ~ 10:00 PM )
Phone
045-330-5211
Price
- Adult: 6400 JPY
- Child: 4200 JPY
Website
www.tokyodisneyresort.jp

Meiji Jingu Shrine

 

Feel the mystical energy of the Meiji Shrine
Meiji Shrine, located in the Shibuya district in Tokyo, attracts the greatest number of visitors from throughout Japan for hatsumode or the first shrine visit of the New Year. If you happen to be lucky enough on the day of your visit, you could catch a glimpse of a traditional wedding ceremony.

Meiji Jingu Every New Year’s Day on ‘hatsumode’, Meiji Jingu, which is over 700,000 square meters in size, receives around 3 million worshippers, reflecting its ability to attract the greatest amount of visitors in the nation. Considering the amount of lush greenery located inside the perimeters of Meiji Jingu, it is hard to believe that it is located in the same vicinity as bustling commercial centers such as Harajuku, Omotesando and Shibuya. To reach the shrine from JR Harajuku station is a mere 5 minutes away and one coul...

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Watch this 360º VR Video of Meiji Jingu Shrine and feel like you are walking there yourself.

Business hours
- Everyday (6:00 AM ~ 4:00 PM )
from dawn to dusk
Phone
03-3379-9281
Price
- Free
Website
www.meijijingu.or.jp

 


24 Nov 2016

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