Valentine's Day Date Ideas in Tokyo

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Valentine's Day Date Ideas in Tokyo


Valentine's Day is just a couple of weeks away! CareFinder has shared craft ideas for celebrating those you love, but if you're looking for things to do with your sweetheart this Valentine's Day — or maybe a special treat for yourself! — you'll have plenty of options in Tokyo.

Last Call for Illuminations

A highlight of winter in Tokyo is the array of months-long illuminations. Many begin in November or December and last into February, or even April. Which means that you can enjoy a lovely evening stroll under twinkling lights with your Valentine. The Hibiya Magic Time and the Shinjuku Southern Terrace illuminations end on Valentine's Day, while the Marunouchi, Tokyo Dome, Kioi, and Yomiuriland Jewellumination last through the rest of the month.

Stand-Up Comedy

While the Tokyo Comedy Bar in Shibuya doesn't necessarily scream "romance," research shows that laughing with the one you love is a bonding experience and solidifies your happiness with one another. TCB offers live comedy every weekend so, since Valentine's Day is on a Tuesday this year, make plans to celebrate a bit early. Choose between a set of four comedians beginning at 7pm or end your evening with an opportunity for an open mic!

Flowers You Don't Need to Buy

Most people love and appreciate a bouquet of fragrant flowers, but we're partial to enjoying pretty petals in their natural state! Head to one of the several plum blossom festivals in Tokyo to enjoy previews of spring in the city — and plum-flavored festival fare. Hanegi Park, Shibakoen, and Yushima Tenjin are all recommended stops.

Dine Out

Fine dining is a Valentine's Day date staple for a reason: good food and a romantic atmosphere can't be beaten! Towers, the Ritz Carlton Tokyo restaurant that Trip Advisor has dubbed the #1 romantic dinner spot in the city, offers two tasting menus as well as an a la carte option, with the skyline as a backdrop. And if it's views you're after, you should make a reservation at Sky Restaurant 634. This French-fusion restaurant is located near the top of Tokyo SkyTree — giving you and yours an unparalleled view of Tokyo.

For a more creative (and less expensive!) option, check out Eat, Play, Works in Hiroo. Enjoy a glass of wine while receiving a painting lesson from professional instructors, and grab dinner before or after at one of the various restaurants housed on the building's first two floors.

Bonus: Gift Ideas

You can't go wrong with chocolates, the aforementioned bouquet of flowers, or a stuffed animal — but why not give your special someone something special? Limited edition items like these bear-shaped KitKats, a bacon milkshake from Dominos, or Valentine's Day-themed Starbucks merch make for unique, memorable Valentine's Day presents!

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