Christmas from Japan

A special tour for school children to explore the spirit and festivities of Christmas in Tokyo.

Duration : 60 mins     Max Size : 250     Destination : Japan  

Category : Curriculum-based sessions     Recommended For : Schools

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Welcome to this exciting zoom-based tour for schools where children will be able to visit Tokyo and experience its unique Christmas spirit and be part of the celebrations.

As is the case with our other tours, a local expert will take you around the city so you can experience it in real time. Besides giving children the opportunity to explore Tokyo, the tour is designed to connect children more closely with Japan. In the run up to the tour, participating children will be provided with personalised tags on which they can write their name and a personal Christmas wish for people in Japan. We will send these personal messages to Japan where Globe From Home’s local team will display them on a Christmas tree in a public space, for people to see. 

For a country that has merely 1.5% of its population following Christianity, Japan certainly packs a punch when it comes to celebrating Christmas. Riding a wave of globalisation, the country has embraced Christmas and its festivities, without the religious connotations. Much like other western influences, Christmas has been tweaked to fit in with the local Japanese cultures. That does not mean it’s any less fun – just that it's different. Presents and cakes make the rounds and there are special Christmas markets and cakes. Interestingly KFC is the most popular meal at Christmas. The chilly winter nights are warmed by the dazzling illuminations throughout the streets, tall twinkling trees along the roads and mesmerising decorations all across their cities.

On this tour, your local expert will take you around the colourful streets by night and show you how the Japanese celebrate this joyous festival. The contrast of the laid back tree-lined streets and the busy, colourful intersections is a joy to experience. You will walk through a local Christmas market and experience the bustle. We will be sending you pictures of the Christmas tree with the personal name and message tags from children, making this a memorable experience.

P.S: In the spirit of Christmas, families can join the children on this tour without any additional charges.


·       One hour, live, interactive, location based session which can be accessed from home or school.

·       Led by Japanese historians and experts.

·       Includes an exploration of Tokyo’s Christmas decorations, its busy streets and markets.

·       Learn about the local culture and customs.

·       Special Christmas tree in a public space which will display children’s Christmas wishes.

Tour Date & Time:

Saturday 19
th December, 8.30 am GMT  (5.30 pm in Japan)

Your Presenter

  Charly Jacob

Charly is one of the Executive Producers at Globe from Home and brings more than two decades of experience in Tourism management into creating special travel experiences.

Charly has been involved in campaigns involving the conservation of environment and is an active team member in our Responsible Tourism projects. His other interests include listening to music and driving.

How it works

Minimum required number of students: 50. Maximum of 250 are permitted in one session. Once you book the tour, we will send you a Zoom link which can be used by every student. Please note that you do not have to download Zoom to access the session, and only need to follow the link on the date and time confirmed. You can access the session from your mobile, laptop or desktop. (Please note that in the spirit of Christmas we are making the tour accessible for the student's families who can enjoy the tour along with them, for no extra cost)

What you need

You will need a stable internet connection and a mobile device (ideally a desktop or laptop) to stream the session.

Cancellation Policy

No cancellation policy owing to dates.

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