One of the most popular ways to spend Christmas Eve in Japan is with a romantic stroll under a sea of beautiful lights. And some Japanese twitter users are gushing over what they think is one of the best places to go this year: Nakameguro.
And who are we to argue – look at those pics! The blue grotto theme is absolutely gorgeous, with myriad shades of blue and violet shimmering off the gentle waters of Meguro river. Perfect place for a Christmas date.
Only 2 stops away from Shibuya on the Tokyu Toyoko Line, Nakameguro is convenient and easily accessible. The river is only a minute’s walk from the station, making it a great choice if you’re on a tight schedule and looking for a memorable Christmas experience in Tokyo.
Update: Due to overwhelming popularity, the lights will be turned OFF on Dec 13-14, 20-21 and 23 to avoid overcrowding.
“There are lots of great cafes and restaurants on both sides that offer fantastic views of the river – we recommend going a bit earlier to find a nice one and spend the evening taking in the gorgeous atmosphere with good food and drink. If you’re planning to go on or around Christmas Eve, reservations are essential.”
Nakameguro Station (Tokyu Toyoko Line and Tokyo Metro Hibiya Line); 1 minute walk to the river
5.00 – 9.00pm daily (from November 23 – December 25)