|image from bobby stokes|
Over the last few years, more and more people are starting to celebrate Christmas like we do in the west. They are taking up traditions such as decorating their home, exchanging gifts and having a nice Christmas dinner. The Winter Illuminations have become a big deal during this time with magical displays put on by several places. My favourite has to be the Winter Illuminations at Nabana no Sato in Mie Prefecture.
|image from Mie Tourism Guide|
There are several places in Gifu/Nagoya, where I live that have the goodies you need to make a Festive Christmas just like at home.
Plant6 in Ogaki has a range of cheeses, party foods, snacks, cookies and meats.
Amika in Akenabe-cho and Masaki has a large range of frozen meats including whole chickens.
FrancFranc in Nagoya Parco has lots of different Christmas decorations as well as Tokyu Hands in Takashimiya Nagoya.
Loft in Gifu City and Sakae Nagoya also has lots of Christmas decorations and stationary like Christmas cards.
Kaldi in Diamond City and Masa21, has lots of different imported food such as chocolate, candy and snacks for those Christmas stockings.
In the Tokyo area, check out places like
Precce for a variety of cheeses, party foods and speciality items for Christmas.
Nissin World Delicatessen for whole turkeys and fixings for stuffing.
Kinokuniya has several traditional style Christmas decorations.
Seijoishi import grocery store has lots of different imported candy and cookies.
Ikea is selling real Christmas trees for ¥1990 and also have a good range of Christmas decoration.
FrancFranc and Tokyu Hands have loads of Christmas tree decorations.
Loft also has lots of Christmas decorations and stationary like Christmas cards.
Hope you all have a Merry Christmas
This is my submission to the December 2011 J-Festa Christmas in Japan