If you’re looking for somewhere to go ice skating this winter, try the newly opened outdoor ice skating rink at Tokyo Midtown in Roppongi. Each January and February, the rink draws ice skating enthusiasts, both Japanese and foreign.
Turin Olympic figure skating gold medalist Shizuka Arakawa, 2nd right, singer Mai Kuraki, center, and 7-year-old actress Miyu Honda joined two Nikko Ice Bucks players (see photo at right) to mark the opening of the rink.
The rink is open from 12 noon to 10 p.m. until Feb 29. The cost is 1,000 yen for high school students and adults, and 500 yen for younger children. Skates can be rented for 500 yen.
You can buy season tickets and even reserve the entire rink for parties in the morning.
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Photos: Thomas J Lawrence