Events Taking Place in Tokyo & Kyoto: January 2019

08.January.2019 | FEATURES / SPOT

If you’re in Japan during the winter season and are looking for something to do then we’ve got you covered. Here’s a list of events taking place in Tokyo and Kyoto this month.


Neko Yasumi Exhibition in Yokohama Minato Mirai

The Neko Yasumi Exhibition is currently taking place at MARK IS Minato Mirai until January 14, bringing together a collection of cat photos and merchandise from popular cat content creators.

More than 400 pieces are on display to satisfy the needs of cat lovers out there. There’s plenty of exclusive Yokohama-only merchandise as well as information on new merchandise to see, so pounce on down.



Neko Yasumi Exhibition in Yokohama Minato Mirai

Location: MARK IS Minato Mirai (Floor 5F)

Address: 3-5-1 Minato Mirai, Nishi Ward, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture

Running: December 14, 2018 – January 14, 2019

Time: 11:00-19:00 (Last Entries 18:30)

Price: ¥500 (Free for elementary school children and below)




TV Anime Okoshiyasu, Chitose-chan Stamp Rally

Kyoto Tower is holding a stamp rally from December 25 to January 31 themed on the ongoing anime series Okoshiyasu, Chitose-chanThe stamp rally has participants collecting stamps from three places that appear in the anime series: the Kyoto Municipal Subway, Kyoto Aquarium and Kyoto Tower.

Each spot earns you a unique stamp based on that location. What’s more is that if you get involved, the first 1,000 people at each spot will receive an original Chitose-chan folder (pictured below). Kyoto Tower has also been decorated with panels and boards displaying scenes from the anime, allowing for a full Chitose-chan experience.



Chitose-chan Stamp Rally

Locations: Tokyo Tower Observation Deck Floor 5F / Kyoto Municipal Subway (Higashiyama Station, Karasuma Oike Station and Kokusaikaikan Station) / Kyoto Aquarium

Price: Free (charges may apply to access each location)

*Stamp rally paper can be obtained at each location, underground stations (on racks at ticket gates), and bus stations

*1 folder given per person (first-come, first-served)


Anime Panel Exhibition

Location: Kyoto Tower Floor 2F

Time: 9:00-21:00

Entry: Free

*Times subject to change from January


Okoshiyasu, Chitose-chan Official Website:



Psycho-Pass: Sinners of the System in JOYPOLIS Puzzle Game

Haregake, a creator of riddle-solving games that have brought in over 100,000 participants, has developed an all-new puzzle game called “Psycho-Pass: Sinners of the System in JOYPOLIS” that is set to run at the indoor theme park TOKYO JOYPOLIS in Daiba, Tokyo from January 11 to March 17.


You will take the role of an executive officer and use your smartphone to talk with Shinya Kogami, Nobuchika Ginoza and Shuusei Kagari to gather clues and solve the puzzles. An incident with unknown origins took place that led to a murder… Will you be able to identify and stop the killer?



Psycho-Pass: Sinners of the System in JOYPOLIS


Address: DECKS Tokyo Beach 3F-5F, 1-6-1 Daiba, Minato Ward, Tokyo

Running: January 11, 2019 – March 17, 2019

Reception Hours: 10:00-21:00

Access: 2-minutes on foot from Odaiba-kaihinkōen Station via Yurikamome Line / 5-minutes on foot from Tokyo Teleport Station via Rinkai Line

Participating: Purchase a ticket at the theme park on the day

Ticket Price: ¥1,500 (Separate fee charged for entry to TOKYO JOYPOLIS)

TOKYO JOYPOLIS Entry Fee: Adults (18+ Years) ¥800 / Children (17-Years and Below) ¥500

Event Page:


©Psycho-Pass Production Committee




Corona Extra is a style of drinking served with a slice of lime love by people all over the world. Corona Winter Escape is an all-new brand campaign to promote enjoying winter with Corona’s platform, “This is Living.”


For the campaign you can look forward to the Corona Winter Sauna, an enjoyable outdoor winter sauna opening at Shimokitazawa Cage, as well as Corona Escape, a bar in the snow situated at an altitude of 1,450m in Hakuba, Nagano.

The sauna is an authentic Finnish “löyly“ sauna in a tent, paired with outdoor baths to cool yourself down. The cool water bath and fresh air is a great combination to enhance your mind and body after which you can enjoy an ice cold Corona Extra to experience that “Winter Escape.” The event will be open from January 19 to March 17 in collaboration with Keio Dentetsu.

The Corona Escape Terrace offers a view of the snow-covered mountains which can be enjoyed with a Corona Extra in hand.




Running: January 19, 2019 – March 17, 201
Location: 2-6-2 Kitazawa Setagaya Ward, Tokyo

Access: 3 minutes walk from Shimokitazawa Station via the Keio-Inokashira Line or Odakyu Line.

Time Slots: ①12:00-13:30 (Weekdays & Holidays Only) / ②14:00-15:30 / ③16:00-17:30 / ④18:00-19:30 / ⑤20:00-21:30

*One event ticket valid for only one of the above time slots.
*ID check carried out.
Price: ②③ ¥3,000 (Weekdays) / ④⑤ ¥3,500 (Weekdays & Holidays)

*Includes: one drink and one towel / bath robe is available for women only / please bring your own bathing suit

Capacity: 40 persons for each slot.




Running: December 22, 2018 – March 31, 2018

Business Hours: 11:00- 15:30 (Subject to change depending on the weather and snowfall)

Location: Hakuba Happo-One Snow Resort, Usagidaira terrace (4487-12 Ooaza Hokujo, Hakuba-mura, Kita-Azumino-gun, Nagano)

Access: Happo-One Gondola Lift “Adam”, peak stop on mountain



unning: December 25, 2018 – March 31, 2018
Business Hours: 11:00- 15:00 (Subject to change depending on the weather and snowfall)

Location: Hakuba47 WINTER SPORTS PARK (24196-47 Kamishiro, Hakuba-mura, Kita-Azumino-gun, Nagano)
Access: Near the exit of Quad Lift Line-C




Did you enjoy this list? There’s lots of events and things to experience during winter in Japan. Be sure to check out our Top 5 snow festivals taking place in Tokyo and Kyoto this month too.