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Showa Kinen Park is blanketed with soft, beautiful lights during the Christmas period. Neighboring residents look forward to finding out the theme of illumination, which changes every year. “Champagne Tower” is becoming a familiar piece and one of the must-see illuminations here, composed of 15,000 champagne glasses. The illumination on the surrounding trees is reflected on the glass, creating a dreamy atmosphere.
This is one of the “Tachikawa Triangle” illuminations. The deck by the North Exit is lit up with around 100,000 LED light bulbs, and Sansan Road is vibrantly illuminated especially around the 8-meter-tall fir tree. The path from the North Exit to the fir tree becomes a street of light, creating an ambiance for Christmas.
After enjoying the illuminations at Tachikawa Station North Exit –enjoy a winter delicacy with a cup of sake
Have a delicious evening
At a hidden restaurant
Chez Tasseke is a long-established French restaurant. Enjoy the salmon confit – prepared with a special technique which retains the appearance and texture of raw salmon – served with special yuzu sauce and sprinkles of balsamic vinegar and parsley oil. For wine, we recommend Warwick First Lady dry rosé, whose fresh and fruity flavor pairs nicely with the salmon. 702 yen for a glass (tax included), 3,780 yen for a bottle (tax included).
Relax in a private room
High-end shabu-shabu restaurant
Shabu-Shabu Kan Tachikawa
This is THE shabu-shabu restaurant to go to in Tachikawa. All the rooms are private, so you can enjoy a delicious meal without having to worry about your surroundings. Make sure to admire the near-transparent slices with your eyes before enjoying the taste of this sure is luxurious and delicate white meat. To bring out the flavor of fresh Fugu, pair it with a full-bodied sake. It is a perfect pairing for a special day during the year-end and new year season. Sake “No. 6 X-type” 1,260 yen (tax included).
Beautiful lights illuminate the elevator at the South Exit of Tachikawa Station, the taxi stand and around the monorail; the keyaki (zelkova) tree is also lit up. This makes walking around the Tachikawa Station South Exit after work or on your way to shopping truly extraordinary.
Photo by Arai Shashinkan
After enjoying the illuminations at Tachikawa Station South Exit –enjoy a winter delicacy with a cup of sake
Friendly French bistro
With an amazing chef
The simmered beef cheeks, cooked for 4 to 5 hours and baked in the pot in the oven, is a perfect dish for cold winter evenings. The sauce is enhanced by incorporating fragrant vegetables such as onions and celery, which bring out the aroma and sweetness . A round, medium-bodied wine goes perfectly with this rich-flavored dish. Chateau Haut-Mouleyre Classic Bordeaux 2010, 5,500 yen for a bottle (tax included).
An Italian restaurant loved by female clients
for their great service and ingredients
MOTHERS Tachikawa Minamiguchi
With an open-plan setting, this restaurant is perfect for any private occasions, as well as gatherings such as year-end celebrations and Christmas parties. They also serve outstanding course dishes. A must-try is the cured ham, sliced extremely thin to bring out its fantastic flavors. They pair the dish with wines newly recommend each month.
Let’s take home
Christmas specials of Tachikawa
The one-of-a-kind Christmas cake
made with the patissier’s outstanding skills
Emilie Floge’s Christmas cakes are well-reputed for their sophisticated taste. There are items limited to online reservations, for which you can choose the flavor and size.
Limited-quantity chicken that continues to attract fans
With its original flavors
They use only specific chickens which are carefully raised in Iwate prefecture, which are seasoned only with salt and pepper to bring out their flavor, and baked in a special oven. ※ Please contact us as soon as possible as they can be sold out by reservation.
Great value sparkling wine
To accompany your Christmas dinner
Espoa Ogino imports wines and other alcoholic beverages locally so they can meet the producers face-to-face. The owner has a sommelier certificate and is happy to help you choose the drinks for any occasion, from daily consumption to grand parties.