Whether indoor or outdoor under the illuminated city lights, ice skating has been a popular winter sport aside from skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing. There are a great number of ice skating rinks in and near Tokyo with some temporary, while few are permanent. Here are some of the best ice skating spots to consider skating on.
Temporary Ice Skating Rinks
For the 11th year, Tokyo Midtown in Roppongi hosts the largest outdoor skating rink in Tokyo. The skating rink at Tokyo Midtown is 20 meters by 42 meters and can accommodate up to 200 people. During the day, visitors can skate while enjoying the greenery of the garden and at night, skate while looking at the beautiful illumination in the surrounding areas.
Midtown Ice Rink
November 19th 2020 - February 28th 2021
11:00 – 21:00 (last admission 20:00)
Weekdays: Adult 200yen Children 1500yen
Weekends and holidays: Adult 2500yen Children 2000yen
LaLaport Toyosu, a large shopping complex opened their annual outdoor ice skating rink, Sea Side Ice Skating Rink using real ice. Rental shoes are available for both children and adults. At night, the rink will be lit up creating a magical moment to witness.
Sea Side Ice Skate Rink
December 4th 2020 - February 14th 2021
Weekdays: 14:00 - 20:00 (last admission 19:00)
Weekends and holidays: 11:00 - 20:00 (last admission 19:15)
Adults: 1500yen Children 1100yen
Skate Garden 2020 is an annual winter event at Futako Tamagawa Rise with outdoor skating rink. Visitors can skate on real ice, and can enjoy skating both day and night but recommended to go skating in a fantastic space lit up at night. Private lessons and skating classes are available for everyone, from beginners to experts with reservations. There are also a variety of activities for parents and children to enjoy, such as rental of assistive devices for first-time skaters etc.
Skate Garden 2020
December 12th 2020 - February 28th 2021
Weekdays: 13:00 - 19:00
Weekends and holidays: 11:00 - 19:00
Adults 2000yen Students 1800yen Children 1500yen
Art Rink in Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse has been held since 2005 as an event to add color to the winter in Yokohama, and many people enjoy the collaboration of art and ice skating by various artists every year. This year's event marks the 16th year welcoming an artist, Tomomi Nishikawa.
December 5th 2020 - February 21st 2021
Weekdays: 13:00 - 20:00
Weekends and holidays: 11:00 - 20:00
Adults 700yen Children 500yen
Big Box Higashiyamato is an indoor skating rink which is conveniently located just a short walk from Higashi Yamatoshi Station on Seibu Haijima Line. The facility is perfect for family leisure activities, as well as for children who want to take up ice sports in earnest, with schools for figure skating, ice dance, and ice hockey. As of May 2020, this skating rink is closed to the public until further notice.
DyDo Drinco Ice Arena boasts a vast area of 1800 square meters, with a full-fledged rink that is used for various events such as figure skating and ice hockey.
There are figure skating classes for children as young as 4 years old, and an ice hockey club too. This skating rink is a popular spot for beginners and advanced skaters alike to receive detailed instruction at all levels. Until further notice, this rink is not open to the public.
Jingu Ice Skate Rink is located on the grounds of Meiji Jingu Gaien, best known for Jingu Stadium. For both the public and as figure skating, this rink is open. During extended holiday periods, special classes for beginners are also held here. The rink can also be rented for extracurricular lessons and practice sessions by athletes. This facility is temporary closed to the public until further notice.