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Roppongi Hills Christmas Market: Germany is closer than you may think!

Its Christmas week and we all want to get some (more) holiday mood. Not ready for a flight to Germany just to enjoy a mug of  glühwein, AKA mulled wine, and a slice of stollen? No problems! Plentiful German Christmas markets in Tokyo are at your fingertips. While not the biggest one, Roppongi Hills Christmas Market 2015  is certainly the most accessible and popular (read “crowded on weekends”).Roppongi Hills Christmas MarketConsidering its proximity to Tokyo Tower, and beautifully illuminated Keyakizaka slope and Mohri garden pond and many more places, it is a perfect choice for a romantic evening, full of impressions. Actually, You can buy the Santa mug for 750 yen.Roppongi Hills Christmas MarketIf you still haven’t got your decorations, at German market you can buy some wreaths and other ornaments that smell of cinnamon or star anise. Hand-made stars also look very festive!Roppongi Hills Christmas MarketAlthough obviously overpriced, most of the decorations sell like hotcakes anyway.Roppongi Hills Christmas Market

Every year I look at this wooden nativity merry-go-round at Roppongi Hills Christmas Market, and try to take a good picture of it.Roppongi Hills Christmas Market

For a change from the usual Christmas food why not try some sausages, hotdogs, or thick-sausage sandwiches with beer from Bavaria?Roppongi Hills Christmas Market

But I prefer to wash down my sausage with a mug of hot apple wine.Roppongi Hills Christmas Market


Roppongi Hills Christmas Market

Address: O-yane Plaza Roppongi Hills, 6-11-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Distance to Airport: 69km from Narita Airport
Opening Hours: 11am – 9pm
Entrance fee: free
Tel: 03-6406-6000
Access 1: a short walk from Roppongi Station, Exit 1C
Access 2: 10 min. walk from Azabu-Juban Station, Exit 4
Official website: www.roppongihills.com

Article by Olga Kaneda

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