What’s Happening in Tokyo This December? | Living

On the lookout for something to do that holiday season? Take a look at our roundup of our favourite events coming up this month. Featuring Christmas installations, art, performance and community events you’re certain to seek out something to enable you to get into the festive spirit.


Until December 25

Marunouchi Shiny Christmas “Harry Potter” Gift from Wizarding World

This yr, magic will come to life in Marunouchi with the world of “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.” To rejoice the twentieth anniversary of the film, 4 different areas in Marunouchi will feature the Potter-themed illuminations of Tree of Hogwarts Magic in Marunouchi Constructing, Tree of Owl Post in TOKYO TORCH Park, Tree of Implausible Beasts in Marunouchi Oazo and Tree of Hogwarts Letters in Marunouchi Brick Square. Besides the illuminations, Shin-Marunouchi constructing will hold a Wizarding World gallery to look back on the Harry Potter and Implausible Beasts series and can be running a digital stamp rally for a likelihood to win some exciting prizes. 

Marunouchi Constructing
2-4-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku
2-6-4 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku
Marunouchi Brick Square
2-6-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku
Marunouchi Oazo
1-6-4 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku
Shin-Marunouchi Constructing
1-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku


Until January 7

Tokyo Retro Showa Stationary Market

Curious what stationery in Japan looked like 50 years ago throughout the Showa period? The Showa period lasted from 1926 to 1989, when post-war Japan sped toward modern times and, for a lot of Japanese people, history is split between the periods pre and post Showa era. So if you wish to get nostalgic for the great old days, browse over 130 sorts of vivid and ornately designed stationery (notebooks, pencil cases, tapes etc.) on the retro-themed shopping street at Ginza Loft.

Ginza Loft
5F Ginzavelviakan,
2-4-6 Ginza, Chuo-ku


Until December 5

Who’s Banksy

Banksy is a street artist, political activist and film director of unknown identity. This exhibition “Who’s Banksy?” traces the history of the mysterious artist and his works to be able to further understand his unique approach to art and his influence on modern culture.  A few of his pieces previously showcased in “The Art of Banksy” exhibition, which toured worldwide, are also featured on this exhibition in renewed perspective. Along with Banksy’s much treasured original works, some works duplicated by the scenography team at Nippon TV may even be on display.  The exhibition ends on Dec 5 so don’t miss your likelihood to determine the enigma that’s Banksy.

Warehouse TERRADA G1 Constructing
2-6-4 Higashi Shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku


Until December 12

Found Muji: A Journey to Encounter Wonderful Things

“Found Muji” is a likelihood to  discover the wonderful things Atelier Muji Ginza has collected from all over the world after  visiting greater than 30 countries to go looking for on a regular basis tools, handicrafts and techniques unique to every place. This exhibition reveals why certain objects attract us, excite us, why they grow to be dear to us and seeks to remind us to cherish wonderful things around us.

3-3-5, Ginza, Chuo-ku

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November 26 – December 25

Christmas Market 2021 in Red Brick Warehouse

Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse is holding their Christmas Marketplace for a complete of 30 days this holiday season. Under this yr’s theme of “gift,” the Red Brick Warehouse guarantees to bring the atmosphere of a standard German Christmas market to Yokohama with gourmet foods and Christmas goods for the twelfth yr in a row. Get your photo taken in front of the large Christmas tree or stop by on the workshop area and make your personal snow globe in between getting your last minute Christmas shopping done. 

Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse
1-1 Shinko, Naka-ku, Yokohama

Tokyo Cheapo: Tokyo, Japan – November 22, 2018: Tokyo Skytree, Sumida Ward Urban night scene.Tokyo Skyline with SkyTree at night.

Until December 25

Tokyo Skytree Town Magical Christmas 2021

Tokyo Skytree Town is bringing the Christmas spirit this yr with 400,000 lights and an eight-meter tall Christmas tree. Along with this yr’s massive illumination, collaborative events corresponding to a Harry Potter pop-up store and a “Kimetsu no Yaiba” installation and limited-run cafe menu may even be happening throughout the month. At Sky Arena, the favored winter Ice Skating Park may even be making its return after a two-year hiatus where you’ll be able to enjoy a view of the illumination and lighting of Skytree by night. 

Tokyo Solamachi
1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida-ku

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December 19 – March 30

“Traditional Performing Arts Experience for the Kids” Youth Program

Open your kids as much as the world of traditional Japanese performing arts at this limited-time youth program. Featuring quite a lot of disciplines including Shamisen (Japanese guitar), sokyoku (Japanese harp song) and classical Japanese dance, this program for junior high and highschool students features ten lessons culminating in a performance on the National Theater of Japan. Designed to provide students a break from the stresses of faculty life, it is a limited opportunity for youths to realize rare, centuries-old artistic skills.

6-12-30 Nishi Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku


December 10

Pray and Eat! Explore Faith and Shugen thoroughly at Mt Takao

The pristine nature of Mt Takao is protected as holy ground of Yakuo-in Yuki-ji temple and is alleged to be home to several sacred “power spots,” generating a refreshing or healing energy. This tour lets you explore the mountain and discover the history of the temple and its founder, Gyoki, the buddhist priest who also founded Todai-ji in Nara which houses the nice buddha statue. Enjoy Buddhist vegetarian cuisine and take part in the Goma prayer and immerse yourself within the healing power spots of Mt Takao.

1799-3, Takaomachi, Hachioji-city


December 18 – January 3

National Ballet of Japan’s the Nutcracker Show on the Latest National Theatre

As synonymous with Christmas time as Mariah Carrey and “Home Alone,” “The Nutcracker” is receiving the National Ballet of Japan treatment this December. Launched along side the opening of the Latest National Theatre, Tokyo in 1997, The National Ballet of Japan was Japan’s first resident ballet company and has achieved worldwide recognition for its high calibre principal dancers and repertoire. Under the leadership of renowned dancer Wayne Eagling, “The Nutcracker” will showcase the world class expertise of National Ballet of Japan dancers as they bring about this Christmas classic to life.

Opera Palace, Latest National Theater, Tokyo
1-1-1 Honmachi, Shibuya-ku

Until February 7

Seeing, Exploring and Embracing Different Cultures Across the World Through Ethnic Costumes

What we wear is so rather more than simply material sewn together to cover and protect our body, our clothes also signify our identity, culture and aesthetics. This exhibition explores how Asian and African ethic costumes have been viewed in Europe and Japan, and the influences they’ve on the design and cutting of European dresses. Let’s learn how different cultures encounter and evolve with one another behind particular garments and the craft that goes into them.

Bunka Gakuen Costume Museum
Shinjuku Bunka Quint Bldg.,
3-22-7 Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku

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