Have you ever wondered how they celebrate the holiday season in Japan? Well, look no further! Here are some, but not all, of the traditions that you might experience if you’re ever in Japan during Christmastime.

Did you know that KFC is a very popular restaurant to reserve a Christmas meal in Japan? And that Japanese Christmas cake aka “kurisumasu keki” is sold on every street corner from Hokkaido to Kyushu? The other thing that is very popular in Japan during this time of year is Winter illuminations or festive lights that you’ll see strewn across malls, restaurants, and other public areas. If you’re still looking for gifts, you can always check out the Japanese Christmas Markets throughout the winter season.