Life Hack

Christmas in Japan for Independent Ladies Who Don’t Need No Man

‘Goodwill to all men’ Jesus famously said on 25th December, year zero. But in Japan at this time of year, it seems goodwill is reserved only for those in relationships.

 

Christmas Ladies

 

The list of casualties to Japan’s couple culture is long. Disneyland, aquariums, Sky Tree and even Christmas. But as everyone knows, a few good girl friends are far better company. Get all your favourite single ladies together because Christmas is ours this year!

 

Try Starbucks’ Christmas drinks

Japan famously has flavours not available in other countries, alongside the legendary Gingerbread Latte. This is year it’s Snow Pecan Latte (white chocolate and nuts), Baked Apple available as hot or a Frappuccino or the just released White Chocolate Matcha. The perfect place to warm up, gossip and discuss how liberating it is to break free of the patriarchal pressure to pair up.

 

Christmas Ladies

[Credit: Starbucks]

 

Go to see some illuminations

Time to get those perfect ‘I’m having fun with my girlfriends’ Instagram shots. Big cities like Tokyo have winter illuminations pretty much everywhere and they really do make you feel pretty Christmassy. Do some research and you can easily find some near you.

 

Christmas Ladies

 

Eat some Fried Chicken: It’s Tradition!

Everyone’s heard the ‘in Japan they eat Kentucky Fried Chicken at Christmas time’ thing. You’d be hard pressed to find a traditional Western Christmas dinner in Tokyo, so why not join in on the finger-lickin fun. You have to book weeks in advance for the real deal, but luckily plenty of rival fast food restaurants like Lotteria and Mos Burger are trying to end KFC’s stranglehold on the Christmas fried chicken business by offering similar sets.

 

Exchange gifts at a Christmas movie sleepover

Boys are terrible at choosing gifts, so you’re not missing out. Instead make a secret Santa with your girlfriends for some presents you actually want. Do the big reveal only when you’re all cosy at home wearing Christmas themed pyjamas. Bring some overpriced Christmas cake to watch some festive films with and you’re all set!

 

Disclaimer: This blog post is tongue-in-cheek, if you do have a partner this Christmas we hope you have a wonderful time together!

Merry Christmas, everyone!

 

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