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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.

8 Tokyo Churches for a Christian Christmas

While Christmas in Japan is mostly a holiday for couples, there are still chances to celebrate the religious side for those so inclined.

'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!

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.

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.

Winter Sledding with Santa

In the exciting lead up to Christmas, children in Hakone are enjoying sledding with Santa.

5 Must-Visit Hokkaido Spots During Christmas

Whenever we talk about Christmas in Japan, most of us immediately imagine a snowy image and naturally associate it with Hokkaido.

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!

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.

A Christmas Cake Made Out of... What?!

Set aside the traditional Japanese Christmas strawberry shortcake and sink your carnivore teeth into this meaty cake.

Tokyo Dome City’s 'Love Christmas'

Tokyo's downtown amusement park features loads of romantic Christmas activities this holiday season!

5 Adorable Holiday Bento Boxes!

Spread holiday cheer with these Christmas-themed lunch boxes!

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!

Netizen Poll: An Ideal Couples' Christmas

With Christmas a time for romance in Japan, what do Japanese netizens put at the top of the list for seasonal activities?

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.

A Very Hidali Christmas

How exactly do you take six synchronized dancers and create a Merry Christmas greeting? Here's how!

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!

Chiba's 3 Craziest Trains

Check out the three craziest (and coolest!) trains in Chiba.

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.

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