Being Santa Claus in Japan
I never once had to don a Santa suit while living in the U.S. But since I’ve been here in Japan, every single year, without fail, something comes up where I always end up in a Santa suit.
3 Fun Christmas Deco-Zushi!
While they may not take the place of your turkey, these three adorable decorative sushi designs will make cheerful additions to your seasonal feasts!
Give Your Pals the Perfect Pokémon Presents
Winter has finally come, and that can only mean one thing: Pokémon Christmas-themed memorabilia!
Funassyi Screams for the Season
The "Singing Merry Christmas Funassyi" doll seems to scream more than sing, but he'll bring good cheer either way!
7 Cool Traditional Japanese-Style Gifts
Looking for just the right gift during the holiday season? Why not give the gift of something unique you could only get from Japan!
Book Your Christmas Dinner in English!
Have you booked your Christmas dinner yet? If not, Pocket Concierge can help you book the best restaurants in Japan—in English, no less!
7 Delightful Christmas Origami Designs
Brush off your folding skills to make some great Christmas ornaments with paper!
Tokyo's Top Christmas Markets
Grab a glass of hot wine and find some unique gifts—and unforgettable experiences—at Tokyo's top Christmas markets!
9 Weird Japanese Christmas Trees
Tired of the tinsel? Are ornaments too ordinary? How about decorating your tree with some of these unique ornaments?
A Primer on Christmas in Japan
From KFC and Christmas cakes to illumination and impending 'o-shogatsu,' YouTuber Mimei will walk you through the keys to the season.
6 Great Tokyo Light-Up Spots
Tokyo is ready for its annual end-of-year illumination—but are you?
10 Ways to Do Christmas at the ¥100 Shop
There's no need to spend an arm and a leg getting into the festive spirit in Japan—the nation's ¥100 shops have more than enough seasonal gear to get your bells jingled!
We Wish You a Cosplay Christmas
Following the first truly mass-scale success of Halloween in Shibuya in 2014, a number of revelers decided to carry on the cosplay tradition at Christmas.
10 Ways to Have a Merry J-Music Christmas
It’s time to enjoy all those obnoxi—um, endearing Christmas songs! It was very hard to choose only 10 Japanese Christmas pop songs, but here’s a list based on both online and karaoke charts!
Alone this Christmas? You Don't Have to Be!
Thanks to manufacturer Mega House, you can enjoy a Christmas date with a famous Japanese anime voice actress.
USJ's Christmas Parade
This year's Christmas parade at Universal Studios Japan features 200 little children dressed as Santa and the Minions.
Domo-kun Wishes You a Merry Christmas!
This Christmas pudding is sure to delight relatives, and might leave some scratching their heads as to why there's an angry looking monster on the table.
Tokyo Midtown Illumination in 4K Video
Completed in 2007, Tokyo Midtown is a colossal urban center in Roppongi that includes a residential section, business offices, a huge shopping mall, a luxury hotel and other leisure areas.
Sweet Santa Strawberry Treats
Cut out Santa's cookies this year and try making these quick strawberry cuts that bear a striking resemblance to Kris Kringle.
Japan's 5 Most Elegant Christmas Trees
Grab some hot cider and head out the door to view these classy Christmas trees.