8 Ways Japanese Christmas is Weird
Christmas is celebrated in different ways all around the world, but even looking beyond KFC and its status as a couples' night, Japan has picked up some traditions that warrant a few extra raised eyebrows.
'Jingle Bells' in Japanese!
Did you know that 'Jingle Bells' also exists in Japanese? Here you can find it with the Japanese both romanized and translated into English!
Have Yourself a Merry Christmas (by Yourself)
Are you far away from family and your friends too are busy, leaving you on your own this Christmas? No need to succumb to singles' sadness. We've got some helpful advice to help you enjoy the holiday while flying solo.
Celebrate a Light-Filled Christmas in Tokyo
Christmas in Tokyo is a fascinating experience that you'll remember for a long time. The entire city is beautifully illuminated with lots of festive lights to get you into the magical holiday mood and also warms your heart in the chilly winter.
Kitty Caps to Keep Your Cat Warm
Christmas cat capsule toy hats from Japan will make your holiday feline festivities jolly.
Bake Up Some Yummy Bricks This Holiday
Give the architect in your family a chance to make bricks in the kitchen. Edible ones of course!
Santa Claus Comes to Japan
Finland’s Santa Claus Foundation sent an official representative on a plane (not a sleigh) to Narita Airport to spread Christmas cheer.
A Very Hidali Christmas
How exactly do you take six synchronized dancers and create a Merry Christmas greeting? Here's how!
Tokyo's Stunning 'Mizuhiki' LED Christmas Tree
One of the most modern and innovative designs we've seen this year for Christmas trees features the traditional craft of 'mizuhiki' hand-twisted cords.
Huis Ten Bosch Illumination Warming Up Winter
Huis Ten Bosch is enticing visitors to don their masks and head out for some outdoor holiday cheer featuring 13 million colorful LED light bulbs.
Top 3 Part-Time Jobs During the Holidays
The end of December is the busiest time of year in Japan, so almost everywhere is looking for extra help!
The 5 Biggest Snow Festivals in Tohoku
Check out Tohoku's Five Great Snow Festivals and see how the region's long history of culture and tradition brings the frozen to life!
5 Adorable Holiday Bento Boxes!
Spread holiday cheer with these Christmas-themed lunch boxes!
Hakone's Venetian Glass Crystal Trees
Two crystal trees are wooing visitors at Hakone Glass no Mori Venetian Glass Museum, southwest of Tokyo.
Relive Your Childhood with Famicon Stationery
From clear folders and memo pads that can all fit snug into the tote bag, Famicon stationery is the perfect gift for your gaming friends this holiday season.
Chiba's 3 Craziest Trains
Check out the three craziest (and coolest!) trains in Chiba.
Winter Sledding with Santa
In the exciting lead up to Christmas, children in Hakone are enjoying sledding with Santa.
A Cheaper Way to Get to Narita Airport
If you're traveling on a budget, you may want to bypass the expensive train and head to Tokyo from Narita Aiport via one of these two buses.
I Spent a Week Eating Nothing but KFC Chicken
It’s Christmas! You know what that means yeah? Greasy dirty deep-fried chicken for all. Well, if you’re in Japan at least. See, Japan has this weird Christmas tradition of eating KFC for Christmas dinner. That’s sick, but why?
Japanese Christmas Food Traditions Explained
Why do many Japanese people eat frosted sponge cake and KFC fried chicken on the night before Christmas? Read on to learn all about this unusual tradition!