Believe it or not, Christmas is a huge event in Japan, although most people are technically Buddhist.
There are many colorful illuminated X’mas trees throughout Kyoto. Buying Christmas presents is very popular. And X’mas Eve is a very special night for every couple. It’s regarded possibly as the most romantic night in the whole year.
There are several places where people can enjoy this special night, such as a fancy hotel and gorgeous restaurant. But for those who think a night view is the most romantic thing, why not go to Kyoto Tower?
Kyoto Tower has a special Christmas event every year this season, from December 19th – 25th. And they prepare special “pair tickets” for couples (1200 yen). But according to their official website, any two person group can apply for this campaign, including brothers, a parent and a child and even two friends. However, it is required to tell them that you saw this campaign advertisement on their website in Japanese. For those who are willing to try, do the best to say “Homepage de pair ticket no joho mita”.
Also, during this season, Kyoto Tower will turn down the light inside the observatory so that the scenery from there can be more clear and possibly more romantic.
Price: 770 yen/adult, 620 yen/high school student, 520 yen/middle & elementary school student, 150 yen/child older than 3 y.o
Open Hours: 9:00 – 21:00