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2017 Tokyo Santa Claus Meet & Greet Locations

It can be a challenge finding Santa in Tokyo, but we have double check the list and can recommend these ten 2017 Tokyo Santa Claus meet & greet locations between now and Christmas. Not all places allow for sitting on Santa’s lap and personal photo opportunities but where allowed we have added the info below. If you know of other confirmed locations or sightings, please add below in the comment section. Also, check out our 2017 Holiday Guide for other Fun Activities. 

2017 Tokyo Santa Claus Meet & Greet Locations

1. LaQua Tokyo Dome (Korakoen, Bunkyo-ku)Santa will visit the LaQua shopping area at Tokyo Dome over four days this December 2017. He walks around the shopping area between 15:00 – 18:30 (see details below).  Kids can talk to him and take informal Santa Claus photos. Tokyo Dome is a super outing – Asobono playcenter, roller skating, amusement park or Spa spend the entire day.

Event: December 16 (Saturday), December 17 (Sunday), December 23 (Saturday) and December 24 (Sunday); 15:00 on the 3rd floor, 16:00 on the 4th floor; 17:00 and 18:00 in the La Qua Garden for 30 min sessions
Cost: Free
Location: 2−4−9  Toyosu, Koto-ku, Tokyo (google map)
Official site: https://www.laqua.jp/feature/xmas2017


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Toys R US Tokyo Santa2. Toys R Us & Babies R Us (various locations)  – Santa will be visiting a few of the Tokyo area locations between now and Christmas. Kids can talk to him as he walks around the store and take photos with Santa Claus. Each day he is on location from 11:30 -12:00; 13:00- 13:30, 15:00-15:30, 16:00 -16:30 and 17:00-17:30.

December 10th (Sunday) –Toys R Us Tama shop (google map)

December 16th (Saturday) –Toys R Us Fuchu Station shop (google map) and Toys R Us Hachioji store (google map)

December 17th  (Sunday) – Toys R Us Machida (google map)

December 23rd (Saturday) – Babies R Us Fuchu (google map)

Santa is visiting stores all around Japan so check for your location here. ttps://www.toysrus.co.jp/event/CSfChristmassanta.jsp


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Roppongi Hills Santa meeting3. Roppongi Hills (Minato-ku) – Santa will visit Roppongi Hills for three days right before Christmas. He will be in the Mominoki Shop (Hillside 1F)  for about an hour and then be walking around the West walk area. 六本木ヒルズにサンタクロースがやってくる!Also, while in the area check out the beautiful illuminations in Roppongi Hills and Mid-Town area. You should also pop into the Gand Hyatt Hotel Lobby to take some photos of the beautiful Christmas trees on display.

Event: December 22 (Friday) – December 24th (Sunday): Momiki Shop 13:00 – 15:00; West Wak (16:30 – 18:00 & 19:00 – 20:00)
Cost: Free
Location: Roppongi Hills Complex (google map)
Official site:http://www.roppongihills.com/sp/christmas/2017/event/santa.html


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Nihonbashi Takashimaya Department Store, 2017 Tokyo Santa Claus4. Nihonbashi Takashimaya Department Store (Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku)  – Last chance to meet Santa before Christmas! One of my favorite Japanese department stores is lucky to have Santa Claus visiting on Christmas Eve. He will be sitting in the 1st-floor event space and welcoming kids of all ages four times on December 24th.

Event: December 24th (Sunday): 11:00, 13:30, 15:00 and 17:00
Cost: Free
Location: 2-4-1 Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo (google maps)
Official site: https://www.takashimaya.co.jp/tokyo/topics/other.html#os31001

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5. Mori Town  (Akishima-shi, Tokyo) – If you live in western Tokyo, you have a great chance to take a photo with Santa on Dec 23 & 24th at Mori Town. Bring you camera and phones to capture some great shots of your child siting on Santa’s lap in the event area.

Event: December 23rd (Saturday) and December 24th (Sunday); 15:00 onward
Cost: Free
Location: Mori Town, 562-1 Tanakachō, Akishima-shi, Tōkyo (google map)
Official site: https://www.takashimaya.co.jp/tokyo/topics/other.html#os31001


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2017 Tokyo Santa Claus Meet & Greet Locations6. Gate City Plaza Osaki (Osaki, Shinagawa-ku) If you line-up at 9:00 and get one of the 300 tickets being distributed for December 23rd, you can have a photo opportunity sitting on the lap of Santa. This event is very popular so I highly recommend going early to grab a ticket. The tickets distributed are for sessions at 13:30 and 16:00. Ticket and Santa location is in the Atrium of the Gate City Plaza.

Event: December 23rd (Saturday); tickets distributed from 9:00; Santa photos from 13:30 and 16:00
Cost: Free
Location: Gate City Plaza Osaki, 1-11-1 Osaki, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo (google map)
Official site:http://www.gatecity.jp/plaza/event/

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7. Professional Photo With the “Real” Santa Clause (Koenji, Suginami-ku) The Kids Cafe House will be offering professional photos on Chirstmas Day with a “real foreign” Santa. You do need a reservation since the number of kids and adult is limited.  You can also play in the Kids Cafe play space and enjoy snacks while waiting for your photo (included in the cost). Call in Japanese to make a reservation.

Event Date: December 25th (Monday) 10:30 – 16:00
Location: Kids Cafe House, 5 -39-4 Kōenjiminami, Suginami-ku, Tōkyo キッズカフェ フルハウス
Phone: 3-5913-7323 (Japanese language, reservations needed)
Cost: 3,650 yen per child/parent group
Official Website: https://ameblo.jp/20161209

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 Tama Zoo Santa Claus8. Tama Zoo (Hino-shi, Tokyo)  – If you are staying in the Kanto area for Christmas a day visit to Tama Zoo is a great outing.  On Saturday, December 23rd the Zoo will be holding special talks about Reindeer (in Japanese) and Santa will be visiting.

Event: December 23rd (Saturday); Main Gate from 9:30 onward and then in various locations around the zoo on a bicycle.
Address: 7-1-1, Hodokubo,  Hino-shi,  Tokyo 191-0042
Telephone: 042-591-1611
Hours: Opening times: Closed Wed (Thurs if Wed is a national holiday), open 9:30-17:00 pm, Closed Dec 29-Jan 1
Cost: Adults  (16-64) 600 yen, 65+ 300 yen, Students (13-15) 200 yen, kids under 13 free
Website: http://www.tokyo-zoo.net/zoo/tama/


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2017 tokyo area meet santa locations9. Kidzania A green Santa will visit Kidzania twice in December. Why is Santa dressed in green? He is communicating that the environment is important and should be preserved and protected. Enjoy a fun play day at Kidzania and see Santa.

Event: December 14 (Thursday) & December 22 (Friday):two times each day:  13:30 & 17:30
Cost: Entry to Kidzania
Location: 2−4−9  Toyosu, Koto-ku, Tokyo (google map)
Official site: http://www.kidzania.jp/koshien/news/detail/post-408.html

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10. Hotel Chinzan-so Tokyo (Bunkyo-ku) Santa Greeting offered for only three days there is a limited event where you can take a commemorative photo with Santa Claus.

Event: December 23 – 25: 11:30-13:00 / 14:30 – 16:00
Location: Hotel Lobby, Hotel Chinzan-so, Sekiguchi, 2−10−8, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo (google map) Paid parking available at the hotel.

2017 Tokyo Santa Claus Meet & Greet Locations


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