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White Christmas

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A giant 14.5-meter-high Christmas tree, delivered with roots from Gunma Prefecture, stands in the atrium of the Kitte Building located near Tokyo Station. Read

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Santa hitches a ride

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Santa Claus rides on the back of a zebra shark in the "lagoon" section of Ikebukuro Sunshine Aquarium in Tokyo on Wednesday. Two divers dressed up in Santa Claus and reindeer costumes appear alongside fish and feed them, as well as exchange tiny "gifts" during performances each day. Gathering around… Read

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Hare today

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A rabbit work of art is seen at the recently refurbished Keisei Line Hakubutsukan Dobutsuen Station (Museum Zoo Station) in Ueno, Tokyo. The station opened in 1933 and served as a key stop at Ueno Park until it closed officially in 2004 and was designated a historical building by the… Read

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All aboard

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A large model train showcasing a European village with trains, houses, shops and billboards, is displayed in the main lobby of the Hilton Tokyo Odaiba hotel until Dec 26, as part of a charity activity to benefit Mesei Gakuen, a school educating children with hearing impairments. In 2018, contributions enabled… Read

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Blue Christmas

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Caretta Shiodome in Tokyo is transformed into a blue world for the Christmas season. Read

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TOKYO SURPRISE! campaign

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Ryuhei Kimoto, right, director of Toei Transportation, and actress, reporter and YouTuber Cathy Cat unveil a specially designed ticket to be used for the TOKYO SURPRISE! campaign, on Friday. The campaign seeks to promote Tokyo destinations selected via feedback from TripAdvisor users. Tickets go on sale Saturday at all Toei… Read

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Reach for the sky

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Tokyo Skytree is lit up for Christmas. Read

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Golden afternoon

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Visitors take photos among ginkgo leaves at Yoyogi park in Tokyo on Thursday. Read

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Newsmakers

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Sets of hina dolls featuring newsmakers of the year in Tokyo, include U.S. Open tennis champion Naomi Osaka and Los Angeles Angels player Shohei Ohtani. Read

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Sagamiko Illumillion

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Sagami Lake Resort Pleasure Forest (photos above and below) in Kanagawa Prefecture is lit up by 6 million LED lights. The Illumillion display runs until April 7, 2019. Read

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