Are you planning to visit Japan in December/January? Spending time here over Christmas & New Year with your children?
Tokyo’s weather in December is usually sunny and not too cold (average 10 °C in Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka) but it gets really chilly in the morning and evening (around 0 to 5 °C). Kyoto could be snowy later in December. The air is very dry so many Japanese wear face-masks to avoid catching a cold. It is not highly recommended to do the same but please make sure you keep you and your children warm while walking around the cities.
Christmas in Japan is not celebrated as in most western countries but very unique. Shops and streets are all well decorated in red, white and green and open as usual. Public transportation runs till midnight so you do not have to worry about rushing back to your accommodation so early.
There are many illuminated streets and events here and there all around Tokyo starting at around 16:30 to 17:00 as sunsets is around that time in December. So your children can enjoy different light decorations before heading back to the hotel or going to have dinner at restaurant.
The new year’s eve is coming on the following week. JR and metros even run longer with special time schedule as Japanese locals all go back to their hometown and celebrate the coming year with their loved ones and families. It is worth visiting shrines as locals and experience the special Shinto celebration.
If you want to leave your children in your warm hotel and head out for a night out, please make sure you book a good English-speaking babysitter for your children ahead of time. Your hotel concierge might recommend you to contact us so do not hesitate to request a reliable babysitter even for a last minute request.
If you are heading to the snowy mountains for skiing, we would highly recommend you and your children to experience Japan’s pristine powder snow. We do not have our child carer outside the big cities or in any ski resorts, but if you would like, we could send one of our babysitters to travel with you to any destination nationwide. Please let us know if really needed.
For your information, our price starts at 2,500yen/h (approximately 20USD/h). The price goes a bit higher during the Christmas and New Year week and that is inevitable unfortunately. However, it is still surely worth going out and discovering mesmerizing country by leaving your little ones to our experienced child-carer.
If you are interested in hiring a babysitter during your trip to Japan, then make sure to check out the babysitters website: https://babysitters.jp/en
Or feel free to contact us and book a babysitter by email now: firstname.lastname@example.org