This Holiday season may not have felt as Christmas-y as in previous years. But there are ways to both celebrate winter and take the appropriate health precautions. The Midtown Ice Rink, a winter tradition in the capital, is here again. Organizers have taken such sanitation measures as restricted admission, scrupulous sanitation and cashless payment for a safer experience. And as one of the largest outdoor skating rinks in Tokyo, there is ample space for fun. At night, the ice is illuminated, making this a perfect date spot.
You can purchase a café ticket for a bite to eat in the adjacent shopping hall after a skating session. Selections include the classic latte and hot chocolate as well as lemonade, amazake, baked goods and even noodles.
Shoe rentals are included and lockers are available. On weekdays, a dual admission and café ticket is ¥2,000 for adults and ¥1,500 for children; and on weekends, this ticket is ¥2,500 for adults and ¥2,000 for children.