If you want to try something totally different, for a Christmas holiday location, Tokyo might be a great option. With its winter illuminations, the capital of Japan is a wonderful place to be during Christmas. You can also participate in the local way of celebrating New Year’s Eve.
Numerous places in Tokyo are completely transformed into Christmas locations. To begin with the Shiodome, a recently developed city district, which hosts an ocean of LED lights. Every detail in this area is decorated with Christmas lights. Up next is Shinjuku, where all the trees light up in great colors. Have a warm coffee on Shinjuku Terrace while enjoying the illuminated surroundings. The ‘’Starlight Garden’’ is the most popular attraction in this area and is located in the park behind the main tower. The 2,000 m2 square will be covered in almost a million LED lights.
Being in Tokyo also gives the opportunity to visit Tokyo Disneyland. With a program full of shows and activities every day you won’t be bored a second. Meet Micky Mouse, Elsa from Frozen or Belle and the Beast and take some great photos with them.
But your New Year’s Eve will be different from what you are used to if you participate in the local way of celebrating New Year’s Eve. The local people in Tokyo go to Japanese shrines and temples for begging, an impressive event to see and to participate in. Embrace the culture in Tokyo and give a different twist to your normal New Year’s Eve. This is the biggest festival of the year and will be an unforgettable experience