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15 Best Winter Illumination Spots in Japan 2016-2017

Illuminations in Tokyo are a popular event for couples and families. In 2016, the illuminations are going to be more elaborate than the previous years. LED lights inspire creative exhibits while various places try to out-do each other.

#1. Tokyo Dome City Winter Illumination 2016-17

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The illumination at the Tokyo Dome this year will last almost four months, so there is no rush. This illumination will be from November 10th to February 19th. This illuminations was made with two million LED lights. This year’s theme is “Love Italy” to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Japan-Italian relations. It is supposed to feel like Venice and Pisa. There is the friendly witch Befana, she delivers treats to all of the good children during in the holidays.

Tokyo Dome City Winter Illumination 2016-17

Address: 1-3-61 Koraku, Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo

Access: 5 minute walk from Suidobashi Station

Illumination Period: November 10th 2016 – February 19th 2017

Hours: 4:00 PM – 1:00 AM

Website: Tokyo Dome City (Japanese)

Also Check: The 2016-17 Tokyo Dome City Winter Illumination

 

#2. Autumn Evening Illumination at Rikugien Gardens

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The illumination at the Rikugien Gardens is easily accessible from Komagome Station. This illumination will be from November 19th to December 7th. The gardens were built by a feudal lord during the Edo period, it was designed to reflect a famous scene from waka poems. The Tsukiyama-Sensui style garden has been a national scenic beauty spot since 1953. This is and illumination with autumn leaves. Usually the garden close at 5pm but during the event the gardens are open until 9pm.

Autumn Evening Illumination at Rikugien Gardens

Address: 6-16 Honkomagome, Bunkyo Ward, Tokyo

Access: 5 minute walk from Komagome Station

Illumination Period: November 19th – December 7th

Hours: 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Website: Rikugien Gardens

Also Check: Colorful Autumn Evening Illumination at Rikugien Gardens in 2016

 

#3. Roppongi Hills Artelligent Christmas 2016

Roppongi Hills Artelligent Christmas 2016

Roppongi Hills is going to be covered in lights and there is going to be a Christmas tree and garden. This illumination will be from November 14th to December 25th.The large illumination is going to be along Keyakizaka, it is the street that runs down a gentle slope on the Azabu side of the Hills. There are about 1.2 million LED lights and the theme is “Snow and Blue” then changes to “Candle and Red”. The lights are on from 5pm to 11pm everyday.

Roppongi Hills Artelligent Christmas 2016

Address: 6-10 Roppongi, Minato Ward, Tokyo

Access: 5 minute walk from Roppongi Station

Illumination Period: November 23rd 2016 – January 29th 2017

Hours: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Website: Roppongi Hills (Japanese)

Also Check: The Winter Illuminations in Roppongi Hills in 2016-2017 Gets Better Every Year

 

#4. Ebisu Garden Place 2016

Ebisu Garden Place 2016

The Ebisu Garden’s Baccarat Eternal Lights illumination goes hard, they go all out. The days for this illumination are November 5th to January 9th. The front area is mainly covered in fairy lights, illuminated bells, chandeliers, and anything else that can make it extra shiny. The beer hall provides something else to do after walking through all of the lights.

Ebisu Garden Place 2016

Address: 4-20-20 Ebisu, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo

Access: 5 minute walk from Ebisu Sation

Illumination Period: November 5th 2016 – January 9th 2017

Hours: 12:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Website: Ebisu Garden Place (Japanese)

Also Check: Extravagant Crystal Chandeliers at Ebisu Garden Place Winter Illumination 2016-2017

 

#5. Omotesando Hills Christmas 2016

Omotesando Hills Christmas 2016

Omotesando is filled with fancy shops and restaurants, so during winter one more thing to add is the illumination. The illumination will from December 1st to the 25th. There will be 30,000 lights that change colors, walking up and down both sides of the streets and occasionally going into stores is the highlight.

Omotesando Hills Christmas 2016

Address: 4-12-10 Jingumae, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo

Access: 5 minute walk from Omotesando Station

Illumination Period: November 9th – December 25th

Hours: 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Website: Omotesando Hills (Japanese)

Also Check: Walk Through the Glittering Streets of the Omotesando Hills Christmas Illumination 2016

 

#6. Yomiuri Land Jewellumination 2016-17

Yomiuri Land Jewellumination 2016-17

Yomiuri Land is an amusement park about an hour away from Shinjuku on the Odakyu Line. This illumination will be from October 14th to February 19th. The theme for this year’s illumination is “Jewellumination”, it was designed by Motoko Ishii, a famous Japanese light designer. The will be extremely shiny because the illumination is made with 4 million LED lights. Late night admission starts at 4pm, 1,000 yen for adults and 500 yen for children.

Yomiuri Land Jewellumination 2016-17

Address: 4-4015−1 Yanoguchi, Tama Ward, Inashiro City, Tokyo

Access: 5 minutes by bus from Keio Yomiuri Land Station

Illumination Period: October 14th 2016 – February 19th 2017

Hours: 4:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Website: Yomiuri Land Jewellumination

Also Check: Jewel-like Illuminations at Yomiuri Land Jewellumination 2016-2017

 

#7. Marunouchi/Ginza 2016-17

Marunouchi/Ginza 2016-17

The Marunouchi and Ginza illumination is considered to be more of a classy illumination. This illumination will be from November 10th to February 19th. Lights line cobblestone streets, 200 roadside trees, and sculptures. This is a pretty close comparison to European-style Christmas lights. Lights that use 65% less power are going to be used so it can be called an “eco-illumination”. Over by the Chuo Dori, it has an even more Christmas-y feel with th Mikimoto Christmas tree. The lights are on from 5pm until 11pm.

Marunouchi/Ginza 2016-17

Address: 2-2-3 Marunouchi, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo

Access: Few minute walk from Tokyo Station

Illumination Period: November 10th 2016 – February 19th 2017

Hours: 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Also Check: Walk the Streets to See the Marunouchi/Ginza Winter Illumination 2016-2017

 

#8. Tokyo Skytree Dream Christmas 2016

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Photo Credit: Pietro Zuco@flickr

The Skytree is going to be totally decorated for Christmas, it will be surrounded by a Chirstmas Market. The dates for this illumination is TBA. The market will be selling things like German-made ornaments, beer, sausage, and things alike.

Tokyo Skytree Dream Christmas 2016

Address: 1-1-2 Oshiage, Sumida Ward, Tokyo

Access: Few minute walk from Tokyo Skytree Station

Illumination Period: November 10th – December 25th

Hours: Sunset – 11:00 PM

Website: Tokyo Skytree

Also Check: The Tokyo Skytree Dream Christmas 2016 has Concerts and Shows for Everyone

 

#9. Midtown Christmas 2016

Midtown Christmas 2016

The illumination at Tokyo Midtown is probably one of the most popular in Tokyo. The illumination is from November 15th to December 25th, it is recommended to go before Christmas because there are always so many people there. There is going to be over 280,000 lights and the new “starry sky illumination” technology. The main theme is “a journey through the cosmos” using controlled LED light. Christmas Eve is probably the busiest day, there are hundreds of couples carrying around champagne trying not to bump into each other.

Midtown Christmas 2016

Address: 9-7-1 Akasaka, Minato Ward, Tokyo

Access: Few minute walk from Roppongi Station

Illumination Period: November 15th – December 25th

Hours: 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Website: Midtown Christmas 2016

Also Check: Outdoor Lights and Indoor Music at the Tokyo Midtown Christmas 2016

 

#10. Caretta Shiodome

Caretta Shiodome

Caretta Shiodome is another popular illumination that lasts until mid-February. This illumination will be from November 17th to February 14th. Since this illumination last until February, it might not be super pack on Christmas eve. There is going to be 250,000 LED light accompanied by music. The music plays every 20 minutes. The illumination starts at 5pm and goes till 11pm. Shiodome is closed January 1 and 2, 2017.

Caretta Shiodome

Address: 1-8-2 Higashi-Shinbashi, Minato Ward, Tokyo

Access: 3 minute walk from Shiodome Station

Illumination Period: November 17th – February 14th

Hours: 5:00PM – 11:00PM

Phone: 03-6218-2100

Website: Caretta Shiodome

Also Check: Light Shows at the Caretta Shiodome Illumination Amaze in 2016

 

#11. Art Rink at Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse

Art Rink in Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse

At the Art Rink at Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse, come and enjoy the illuminated rink while skating around. This is very popular attraction among families and couples, the illuminations started in 2005.

Art Rink in Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse

Address: 1-1 Shinko, Naka Ward, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Access: 12 minute walk from Bashamichi station

Illumination Period:December 3rd – February 19th

Hours: 1:00PM – 10:00PM

Phone: 045-227-2002

Website: Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse

Also Check: Illuminations to Enjoy at the Yokohama Red Brick Warehouse in 2016

 

#12. Tokyo German Village Winter Illumination 2016-2017

Tokyo German Village Winter Illumination 2016-2017

The Tokyo German Village Winter Illumination is one of the biggest illumination events in Kanto area. There is an illuminated tunnel and every year the theme different is different. Using 250,000 LED lights, there is various animals and characters that children will love. This is located at Tokyo’s German Village.

Tokyo German Village Winter Illumination 2016-2017

Address: 419 Nagayoshi, Sodegaura City, Chiba Prefecture

Access: Around one hour from Sodegaura Station by Bus

Illumination Period: November 1st – March 31rd

Hours: Sunset – 8:00PM

Phone: 0438-60-5511

Website: Tokyo German Village (Japanese)

Also Check: The Tokyo German Village Winter Illumination 2016-2017 is a Field of Lights in the Kanto Region

 

#13. Sagamiko Illumillion 2016

Sagamiko Illumillion 2016

At the Sagamiko Illumination the Splash Swan is a light show using LED lights and water timed to music. It is so unbelievable that you could loose track of time. There are many different themed areas, so be prepared to walk around.

Sagamiko Illumination

Address: 1634 Wakayanagi, Midori Ward, Sagamihara City, Kanagawa Prefecture

Access: 10 minutes from Sagamiko Station by Bus

Illumination Period: October 22nd – April 9th

Hours: 4:00PM – 9:30PM

Phone: 042-685-1111

Website: Sagamiko Resort Pleasure Forest

Also Check: Five Million LEDs Used at the Sagamiko Illumination 2016-2017

 

#14. Ashikaga Flower Park Flower Fantasy

Ashikaga Flower Park Flower Fantasy

The Ashikaga Flower Park Flower Fantasy is one of the three best illuminations in the Kanto area. This garden is decorated with over 350,000 LED lights, it is breathtakingly beautiful. This is a popular spot among girls, couples, and families.

Ashikaga Flower Park Flower Fantasy

Address: Hasamacho, Asikaga City, Tochigi Prefecture

Access: 15 minute walk from Tomita Station

Illumination Period: October 22nd – February 5th

Hours: 4:30PM – 9:00PM

Phone: 0284-91-4939

Website: Ashikaga Flower Fantasy

Also Check: The Flower Fantasy Illumination at Ashikaga Flower Park

 

#15. Haruna Lake Illumination Festival

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The Haruna Lake Illumination Festival is famous for the illuminated tunnel. There are other illuminated shapes such as a heart, a pyramid, and an underwater tree. This illuminated has changed since last year, so it is a definite must see.

Haruna Lake Illumination Festival

Address: 845 Harunakomachi, Takasaki City, Gunma

Access: 1.5 hours by shuttle bus from Takasaki Station

Illumination Period: December 9th – 26th

Hours: 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Phone: 027-374-5111

Website: Haruna Lake Illumination Festival

Also Check: Over 500,000 Lights are Used for the Lake Haruna Illumination Fiesta 2016

 

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