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Roppongi Hills Christmas

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Roppongi Hills in Tokyo is lit up for the Christmas season on Wednesday night.

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Skip Thanksgiving and jump straight to Christmas! Turkeys will be very happy!

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The best time of year to visit Roppongi.

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Skip Thanksgiving and jump straight to Christmas!

What's Thanksgiving? Please keep in mind this IS Japan.

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Yubaru:

Skip Thanksgiving and jump straight to Christmas!

What's Thanksgiving? Please keep in mind this IS Japan.

What is Christmas? This is Japan, the land of Shinto and Buddhism.

:-)

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Somebody needs to invent a holiday for november in japan..the christmas decorations are 2 months early.

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@Aly

Happy Guy Fawkes Night.

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The best time of year to visit Roppongi.

There is never a best time to visit Roppongi.

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Roppongi Hills in Tokyo is lit up for the Christmas season

Roppongi Hills in Tokyo is lit up to open our pocketbooks. Nothing else to see, folks.

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Not one week and then jumping to the next commercial exploit.

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Way too early for me, but for those who like it, enjoy.

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And to think all the Solar farms in Sai'tama are contributing to lighting up Tokyo for the Japanese Christmas

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This is just sooo late. Here in my town, on the day after Halloween, they already had a big Xmas tree next to the station and a choir was singing Xmas carols. Sent a photo to my folks back home. Their first reaction was, WTF?

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Happy Guy Fawkes Night.

Nice one mate!

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The photo is pretty. There was a Christmas tree looming over the Halloween decorations at Universal Studios Japan last month. I told the wife it made me really feel like I was back in the States. I'd be in favor of sticking Guy Fawkes Night between Halloween and Christmas, especially if it holds off the Christmas decorations a little bit longer. I love the holidays but I just try to ignore Christmas until the day after US Thanksgiving or even until December 1.

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2 months early. Get on the commercial bandwagon!

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It's only November 5 and they are already bracing for Christmas. We are going to have to endure Christmas songs blaring everywhere until December 25. Can we just have a quite Christmas for once?

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Ignore the cynics, Roppongi is fun, even more so with a bit of 「イルミネーション」.

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What's Thanksgiving? Please keep in mind this IS Japan

I totally agree. Sometimes I don't even know why some of these people even came to Japan

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Can we keep quiet about Guy Fawkes' night? Please. I don't want my childhood memories ruined by ignorant Japanese commercialism.

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A holiday that has long since become an orgy of mindless overconsumption and which "officially" kicks off on a day known as "Black Friday" should be re-branded "RetailFest", or worse.

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A holiday... which "officially" kicks off on a day known as "Black Friday"

Only in America. And America is not the world.

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Only in America. And America is not the world.

You're wasting your breath trying to convince some of these expats of that!

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Trying to compete with the Champs Élysée ?

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Wow. Japan is coming around finally. A big Halloween bash and now a Christmas season getting underway.

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Just think of them as " winter decorations " :-)
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Lights are fine.

The music though . . . it is too early for this!

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beautiful, i will visit to enjoy the lights

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They really do Keyakizaka and Sakurazaka nicely this time of year.

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Even in NYC Rockefeller center waits until December. Sheesh. And just why can't we celebrate thanksgiving in Japan. Must we give up all our traditions to be here?

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It's beginning to sell a lot like Christmas - everywhere you go!

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@sillygirl

Must we give up all our traditions to be here?

Not being American myself, I have never celebrated "Thanksgiving day" however, I don't see any reason why you shouldn't do so in the privacy of your own home...

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Do people not realize that starting things too early takes away from the "specialness" of the Christmas season? You just have to shake your head...

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Skip Thanksgiving and jump straight to Christmas! Turkeys will be very happy!

Not in the UK they wouldn't be....

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