3 things you should do when visiting “Tokyo Christmas Market 2022”

“Tokyo Christmas Market 2022” has come to Hibiya Park again! Wooden stalls selling beautiful Christmas ornaments and cute gifts, mulled wine, German beer, and grilled sausage are lined up around the decorated venue. They will get you in the holiday spirit in an instant!

Tokyo Christmas Market is inspired by German Christmas markets with a uniquely Japanese touch. Featuring a total of 37 stores, this year’s market is the biggest one ever. In addition, there are also a lot of stage performances by various artists!

The plaza immediately after entering the entrance gate is for shopping!

The venue is divided into two areas. There is the plaza near the entrance where booths of cute Christmas-related miscellaneous goods are lined up and another large space where food booths and tables are set up.

You might find a cute Christmas present at one of the wooden stalls.

Point 1: Avoid busy times and book in advance online!

Of course, the atmosphere of a Christmas market after dusk when the decorative lights begin to shine is exceptional, but to avoid crowds, you should consider coming a little earlier or on a weekday.
Tickets may sell out, so be sure to pre-book tickets online. Also, if you have a vaccination certificate (completed 3 or more vaccinations), you can get an additional 20% off the ticket fee!

Point 2: Visit the photo spots before it gets crowded!

As soon as you enter the venue, the most photogenic spot is right in front of you! A German Christmas pyramid. This one is one of the world’s largest Christmas pyramids that actually moves. Be sure to take a photo with the illuminated signboard of “TOKYO CHRISTMAS MARKET” and the Christmas pyramid in the background.

Christmas pyramids are a German tradition that is as old as Christmas trees.

Right next to the booth the famous chocolate maker “Lindt”, there is a cute bear object and a Christmas tree decorated with chocolate. Even though it’s not as obvious as the pyramid, this is also a popular photo spot.

Christmas tree decorated with cute bear objects and chocolates.

Point 3: Come hungry and try German food!

The market has a lot of food and drink options, but we recommend mulled wine (Glühwein), a MUST of every German Christmas market, authentic German beer, sausages, pretzels (Brezel), and hot stew.

When buying a hot drink, you can use the mug handed out at the venue entrance (which is included in the entrance fee). In that case, the “mug fee” will be deducted from the price of the drink, making it cheaper. When buying beer, you pay for the drink and a deposit of 1000 yen. When you your beer glass, the deposit will be returned.

The design of the mug handed out at the entrance is so cute! Since it’s all your’s, take it home and enjoy the Christmas market feeling in your own four walls.

We wish you a lot of fun and beautiful winter memories at “Tokyo Christmas Market 2022” with your family and friends!

Tokyo Christmas Market 2022

Period: December 9th (Friday) to December 25th (Sunday), 2022
All day 11:00-22:00 (L.O.21:30)
1 Hibiya-koen, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/WWKsy1BjFZsFghNd7
Nearest stations: Hibiya Station, Kasumigaseki Station, Uchisaiwaicho Station, Yurakucho Station