Monday, May 28, 2018

Christmas Afternoon Tea in Tokyo’s Shangri-La Hotel

Every month the Shangri-La Hotel in Tokyo holds its special afternoon tea with a constantly changing menu in regard to the season. An étagère filled with sweet and savory goodies waits for you. Within...

Unique Christmas Desserts

Just as the seasons inspire traditional Japanese confectionery, the Western-style shops are inspired as well. Especially during Christmas season! Snowglobe Dessert (1,200 yen) Working Holiday Connection is collaborating with a café in Harajuku to raise money...

History of Christmas in Japan

If you're in Japan during the Christmas season you might be wondering why Christmas decorations are so prevalent. After all, only about 2% of the Japanese population is Christian and as good as all...

History of Christmas in Japan (2)

The reason why Japanese people have strawberry shortcake for Christmas While many countries serve a type of fruitcake for Christmas, Japanese people will more likely serve strawberry shortcakes: light and airy sponge cakes topped and...

History of Christmas in Japan (3)

The reason why Japanese people have fried chicken for Christmas After the end of World War II Christmas became synonymous with "peace", something the people desperately needed. The Christmas celebrations made a return and so...

Festive Christmas Markets In and Around Tokyo

1 ~ 6 Get into the right mood for Christmas as you take in the decorations and have your fill of festive food and drinks as these spots in and around Tokyo are transformed into...

Festive Christmas Markets In and Around Tokyo (3)

5 3rd World Christmas Festival 汐留からの原宿 原宿駅まわりは、リバプールサポーターだらけ。バルササポは、いないね〜 選手なのか、サポかわかりづらい。外国の人だからね。 代々木公園で行なわれている、ワールドクリスマスフェスティバルに来てるよ。グルメの匂いが... pic.twitter.com/0DlaxEjRhi — hide_maruのグルメ旅 (@hide_maru_HM) December 19, 2015 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js The 3rd World Christmas Festival in Tokyo’s Yoyogi Park provides Christmas food, drinks and music from all around the world. Dance performances are...

Festive Christmas Markets In and Around Tokyo (2)

3 Roppongi Hills Christmas Market This year is the 10th anniversary of Roppongi Hills’ Christmas Market. It´s based on the biggest Christmas market located in Stuttgart, Germany and features a total of 11 stores lining...

Map of Top Winter Illumination Spots in Tokyo (5)

9 Omotesando Hills 表参道ヒルズのクリスマスイルミネーション - 高さ10mのツリーと共に参加型イルミや光のショーを実施 - https://t.co/3Jzw8cj6B6 pic.twitter.com/s3SOGCUZrJ — Fashion Press (@fashionpressnet) October 2, 2016 //platform.twitter.com/widgets.js The trees of the wide sidewalks of Omotesando are decorated with warm lights to make your shopping adventure even more special...

Map of Top Winter Illumination Spots in Tokyo (4)

7 Tokyo Tower - Winter Fantasy ~ONE PIECE Snow Dome Illumination~ Beside the yearly illumination and the light-up of the tower, this year’s special illumination collaborated with Tokyo Towers One Piece Tower and created a...