Santa Claus in Kitano Ijinkan, Kobe

Rooftops! Yes that's where Santa likes to be

By Manish Prabhune    - 1 min read

Christmas in Kobe has a major attraction in the historical district of Kitano, where, as part of the celebrations, replicas of Santa Claus are placed on the old western style residences (Ijinkan). Santa Claus figures on rooftops, peeping through windows, waving at tourists, enjoying a cup of tea, various poses make for a festive setting. A highly recommended visit in the month of December (the Santa Claus disappears post Christmas!).

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Manish Prabhune

Manish Prabhune @manish.prabhune

Travelling to various places and locations in Japan for over 20 years now, I want to share my experiences and also hear about destinations that I still have not been to in the land of the rising sun. Am a photography enthusiast and love to do slow shutter blue hour photography in Tokyo.